Volume 94, Issue 99

Tuesday, March 27, 2001


One and done - dunce cap woes kill hope

Rose last man standing in final shootout

CIAU misses another opportunity

Abe gets honest-to-goodness honour

Abe gets honest-to-goodness honour

Western defencemen Abe Herbst may not have a CIAU championship in his pocket but he did walk away from Kitchener with a little hardware.

Herbst was named to the All-Canadian Rookie Team last Wednesday, being the only Mustang to be recognized nationally.

Being named to the team came as a surprise to Herbst, who found the shift the from the Ontario Hockey League to the OUA a challenge in the beginning.

"The biggest adjustment was getting used playing without the redline, it was a lot more wide open," Herbst said.

According to Western head coach Clarke Singer, Herbst selection to the team was well deserved.

"Not only was he one of the best rookies in the country, he was probably one of the top 10 defencemen in the country," Singer said.

"He was rock solid," he said. "Abe's a very physical defenceman who is good both offensive and defensively while being consistent. Most nights he was 8 or 9 out of 10."

Herbst finished the season with 2 goals, 14 assists and a 33 plus/minus.


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