By Woodard, Dale on December 3, 2019.
A pair of puck stoppers have been selected as the Two Guys and a Pizza Place Pronghorn Athletes of the Week.
Taz Burman of the Pronghorns men’s hockey team and Alicia Anderson of the women’s team take home this week’s honours after their work in the crease as the first semester of Canada West play wrapped up.
Burman stopped 88 of the 94 shots he faced to lead the Lethbridge Pronghorn men’s hockey team to a weekend split with the Manitoba Bisons at Nicholas Sheran Arena.
The second-year Horn and Vancouver, B.C. product made 35 saves in the Pronghorns 3-1 loss to the Bisons Friday.
On Saturday afternoon, Burman made another 53 saves to lead the Pronghorns to a 6-3 win and enter the semester break on a winning note.
Anderson was also busy as the Pronghorns headed to Winnipeg to take on the Bisons, kicking out 54 of the 58 shots she faced in two close losses.
On Friday, Anderson stopped 24 of 26 shots in a Pronghorns 3-1 loss to the Bisons. The Bisons sealed the victory with an empty-net goal late in the third period.
In the rematch Saturday, Anderson had a 30-save effort to help the Pronghorns earn a single point in the Pronghorns 2-1 overtime loss. The Pronghorns were outshot 32-17 in the game.
Saturday afternoon’s game also marked Anderson 109th appearance in her Pronghorn career, moving her into a tie for third on the Canada West’s all-time list for career appearances by a goaltender.
She is only nine games back of Pronghorn alumnus Crystal Patterson for tops in Canada West history.
Anderson holds a 2.27 goals-against average and a 0.931 save percentage, while also leading the conference in saves with 424.