Former Provost resident Russell Hewson who plays hockey with the University of Alberta Golden Bears has won the Canadian goal scoring race.
Hewson took the top honours with 21 goals and 35 assists in 28 games played. He beat out a rival from the Universite Du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres of Trois Rivieres in the Ontario Universities Athletics League by three points.
Hewson has also wonfor the third year in a rowthe Canada West Universities Athletic Association scoring race. That league is comprised of eight teams in two divisions in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
Hewson, who is in his fifth year at the U of A along with four other teammates were named to the first all star team in their Canada West Universities Athletic Association League. Their coach Rob Daum was named coach of the year.
Playoffs for the Golden Bears begin in Edmonton March 2 and 3 against the winner of a series between the Lethbridge Longhorns and Calgary Dinos.
The Bears hope to advance to the national championship tournament in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario March 20 to 25.
Last year Hewson, then 25 years old lead his team to its second straight national title in Saskatoon with the winning goal in double overtime (see PN March 29, 2000).
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