Haubrich wins Canada West award for community service

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Brooklyn Haubrich capped off a five-year university hockey career with a prestigious award.

The graduating University of Saskatchewan Huskies captain was the recipient of the Canada West Student-Athlete Community Service Award in recognition of her U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status and her strong community work.

The Hodgville native is currently studying agriculture and bioresources in Saskatoon. She coaches a team of youth funded by the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon, allowing families enjoy the game who otherwise wouldn’t be able to. She is also a mentor in the Big Sister / Little Sister program, makes monthly visits to various elementary schools as a Huskie Homeroom Mentor, and has worked to provide on-ice opportunities to female hockey players in rural communities throughout Saskatchewan.

“She’s our leader on the team and she’s a leader among all of the athletes here with Huskie Athletics. This is a very fitting honour for her, it’s just who she is as a person and not necessarily what she does as an athlete. Brooklyn is from a rural background and believes very strongly in giving back to the game and that’s why she does all the volunteering she does with the youth both here in Saskatoon and in rural areas throughout Saskatchewan,” said Huskies head coach Steve Kook.

The Huskies had their season ended over the weekend in the Canada West quarter-final by the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

The 5’4’’ former captain of the Swift Current Diamond Energy Wildcats finished the regular season with eight assists in 27 games in her final season with the Huskies. She finished her career with 36 points in 130 regular season games and added three points in 19 playoff games.