CALGARY - Women's hockey forward Anna Purschke has been named the Under Armour & Players Bench Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 3-9.
The Cougars women's hockey team split their 2018/19 season opener in Regina. After dropping the first game Friday, Purschke led the team to a 3-2 win Saturday. The Sherwood Park, AB native scored midway through the first period to tie the game 1-1. Subsequently, she found the back of the net again, while the team was shorthanded no less, in the third period and that goal would stand to be the game winner.
Mount Royal sits tied for second place with five other teams and look to separate themselves from that group this weekend when they play their home opener at the Flames Community Arenas against UBC. The puck drops Friday at 7:00 PM.
There was no male athlete named as there were no regular season games played for Cougars' men's teams last week.