After a rock-solid performance in the Canada West quarter-final, Bisons goaltender Joe Caligiuri was honoured as the conference's male third star of the week.
Caligiuri was a beast in the three-game series against the visiting Mount Royal Cougars last weekend, including turning away 24 shots in the deciding game on Sunday to hold the Bisons to a 2-0 win. Before that, he made a stunning 52 saves in the Bisons' 3-2 double-overtime loss on Friday, keeping his team in what turned out to be the longest game in Bison men's hockey history. He also made 22 saves in the Bisons 4-2 win in the second game of the series.
Caligiuri, a fourth-year veteran who was just accepted into law school at the University of Manitoba, now leads Canada West goalies in playoff save percentage with .951. He and his teammates will head to Calgary this weekend for a best-of-three semifinal series against the fourth-ranked Calgary Dinos.
Trojan guard honoured
In the middle of a robust senior year, Vincent Massey Trojans basketball guard Atoosa Jaleryi was honoured Tuesday as the Home Run Sports Urban High School Athlete of the Week. Jaleryi, who has been named four times as a tournament all-star this season, is averaging 18 points, five rebounds and 10 assists per game. Somehow, she still finds time to keep up a 94 per cent academic average, and also played on the school's volleyball team.
Outside the city, R.D. Parker Trojans guard/forward Adrianna Proulx has been making waves with her basketball squad, for which she was named the Tri-Star Rural High School Athlete of the Week. Although only in Grade 10, the 5-10 athlete is leading her team in scoring, racking up an average of 21 points per game. Also a volleyball player, Proulx was named MVP at the Sanford and Windsor Park tournaments, and helped lead her team to victory in both events.