CALGARY - The final Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb. 20-26 are men's hockey's Tanner Olstad and women's volleyball's Anna Carlson.
Tanner Olstad finished his U SPORTS career over the weekend when the Cougars fell in two straight games to the top-seeded Alberta Golden Bears in the Canada West semifinals. The fifth-year forward scored the opening goal of the series on Friday night and added an assist later in the game before Mount Royal lost in overtime, 4-3. In Saturday night's 6-1 loss, Olstad registered two shots before the Cougars were eliminated from the playoffs.
On the women's side, Anna Carlson started in all six sets over the weekend in the Cougars' quarter-final matchup against the top-ranked Calgary Dinos. Depsite the team's losses both nights, the second-year middle recorded six kills and an ace on Thursday night, and added another nine kills and 1.5 blocks in Friday's contest. With the sweep, the Cougars women's volleyball team was knocked out of playoffs.