Campus Life

Hockey Horns earn awards

Shelby Ballendine secured a little piece of history and may have also saved the season for the Pronghorns women's hockey team.

Both she and Cass Mappin, of the Horns men's hockey team, were named Subway Pronghorn Athletes of the Week after their teams picked up weekend splits against University of Regina Cougars.

Ballendine and the Horns were facing a weekend sweep at the hands of the Cougars before she scored Saturday's game-tying goal with just seven seconds to play in the third period. She then netted the game-winning shootout goal that secured a vital two points for the Horns and put them three points clear of University of Manitoba Bisons for the final Canada West playoff spot. The Bisons cap their season this weekend with two games against conference leading University of Calary, needing a sweep to overtake the idle Horns.

Ballendine also made history, moving into a tie atop the Horns' all-time scoring list with 73 points in 118 career Canada West games.

Mappin, a first-year forward, was instrumental in helping the Horns men's team bury the Cougars and near a clinch of their own Canada West playoff berth. He scored and added an assist in Friday night's loss to Regina, then netted a key insurance goal in Saturday's win, keeping the Horns five points ahead of the Cougars for the final playoff spot. Regina plays four games to the Horns' two to close out the regular season.

Mappin is fourth in Canada West rookie scoring with seven goals and nine assists.