Kirwan helps Colgate Raiders to first conference title


Gull Lake’s Taylor Kirwan helped the Colgate University Raiders to their first ECAC Hockey Tournament championship after defeating St. Lawrence 3-2 on home ice on Sunday afternoon.

The Raiders entered the weekend ranked sixth in the country and now have a 15-6-1 record and have earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Raiders had defeated #10 Quinnipiac 2-1 in the semi-final on Friday.

The Raiders will be one of eight teams at the NCAA Tournament, which will be held over two weekends in Erie, PA.

Kirwan is a Junior defenseman in her second season with Colgate after playing for Lindenwood University during her Freshman season.

Kirwan leads the Raiders with a +18 rating this season and has chipped in one goal and four assists in 22 games.

Kirwan played five seasons with the Swift Current Innovation Credit Union Wildcats from 2013-18, registering 66 points in 105 regular season games and adding 19 points in 28 post-season games. She was named the Saskatchewan Female U18 AAA Hockey League Colleen Sostorics Top Defenseman during her final season 2017-18.

She also represented Canada at the IIHF U18 World Women’s Hockey Championships in Russia in 2018.