A pair of former Swift Current Broncos were among the top players in Canada West mens hockey this season. Forward Kyle Bortis and defenseman Dane Crowley were named to the Canada West First All-Star Team.
Bortis also won the Dave “Sweeney” Schriner Scoring Trophy after leading the conference in scoring with 36 points in 26 games with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
Crowley was named to the team on the blueline after posting 14 points and a plus-three rating in 26 games with the University of Manitoba Bisons.
Bortis and Crowley will face one another this weekend when the Huskie host the Bisons in the best-of-three Canada West semi-final series. The Calgary Dinos and Alberta Golden Bears will meet in the other semi-final series.
Western Hockey League graduates captured all 12 spots on the two Canada West All-Star Teams and took home all seven major conference awards.
Former Saskatoon Blade and Tri-City American Blair Macauley won his second straight Most Valuable Player Award after posting 35 points in 28 games for the Bisons.