Campus Life

Horns' Chorneyko earns award

Adam Chorneyko is making the most of his first season with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men's hockey team.

This past week, the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA) and the Western Hockey League announced that Corneyko is the Canada West men's hockey Husky-WHL Graduate of the Month for January 2010.

A freshman winger out of St. Albert, Alta., Chorneyko played for three Western Hockey League teams, including the Kamloops Blazers, Lethbridge Hurricanes and Saskatoon Blades.

During the month of January, the six-foot-one inch, 210-pound forward led the 'Horns to a 5-1 record, recording 12 points in six games and helping to vault Lethbridge back into the playoff picture.

A kinesiology major, Chorneyko highlighted his month by scoring a game-winning overtime goal to beat the University of Calgary Dinos, then posted a five-point night (three goals, two assists) in an 8-0 whitewash of the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. Chorneyko was also a plus-12 during the month.

The Canada West men's hockey Husky-WHL Graduate of the Month award is presented monthly to a graduate of the Western Hockey League who is playing on one of the seven CWUAA teams. Each winner, between October and March, receives a cheque for $500 from the WHL to go towards the cost of his education and a gift from HUSKY.

The Horns are back in action this weekend when they host University of Regina, Friday and Saturday nights at Nicholas Sheran Arena. Game time each night is at 7 p.m.