Kendra Woodland of the New Brunswick Reds was on Wednesday named U Sports women's hockey player of the year.
Woodland, a fourth-year recreation and sports studies student from Kamloops, led the country in save percentage (.960).
Her dominant play between the pipes helped UNB finish the regular season at the front of the pack, with a 23-5 record, and she continued that form into the playoffs, leading the Reds to their second straight Atlantic University Sport title.
She recorded 456 saves and a 1.10 goals-against average, the fourth-lowest GAA in the country. Her 0.824 win percentage was also fourth in Canada.
In addition to her play for UNB, she helped Canada win gold in women’s hockey at the 2023 FISU World Winter University Games in Lake Placid, N.Y.
In four games, she had three shutouts, a 0.25 GAA and 0.984 save percentage.
Woodland is the first player from UNB to win the Brodrick Trophy.
She was named to the U SPORTS All-Rookie Team in 2019 and has been a key factor in the successful resumption of UNB women’s hockey since 2018.