17 Kaitlin Willoughby
17 Kaitlin Willoughby
Height: 5-6
Year: 4
Hometown: Prince Albert, SK
High School: Prince Albert A&W Bears
Position: Forward
Team: Prince Albert Bears
College: Arts & Science

Athletic Achievements:

CIS Rookie of the Year

CIS All-Rookie Team

Canada West All-Rookie Team (2013-14)

All-Academic:

All-Academic Huskie 2015-2016

Background:

Top Huskie Moment - Winning the Canada West Championship in 2013-14

Huskie Athlete of the Week (February 20, 2017):

Fourth-year University of Saskatchewan forward Kaitlin Willoughby helped the Huskies to a sweep of the provincial rival the University of Regina Cougars scoring four goals in the Canada West best-of-three women’s hockey quarter-final. 

The Arts & Science student from Prince Albert, Sask., netted a hat trick in the 4-3 Game 1 victory on Friday night. Willoughby scored at 48 seconds and 7:32 in the second period, as well as 6:52 in the third for the hat trick. A night later in a 2-1 win, Willoughby scored the game-winner at 16:25 in the third.

The Huskies will now face the UBC Thunderbirds in a semifinal series in Vancouver.  Saskatchewan is the only team to defeat the T-Birds twice in the 2016-17 regular season. 

Huskie Athlete of the Week (January 23, 2017):

Fourth-year forward Kaitlin Willoughby helped the Huskies to a three-point weekend against the No. 1 ranked UBC Thunderbirds 

The Arts & Science student from Prince Albert, Sask., tallied an assist on the Huskies’ lone goal in a 2-1 double overtime loss on Friday. She also recorded seven shots in the game. A night later in a 5-4 overtime win, Willoughby scored the game-winner just nine seconds into the five-minute extra frame.

The Huskies are one of three teams to defeat the No. 1 ranked T-Birds in 2016-17 women’s hockey and the only team to do it twice. 

The Huskies will now face provincial foe the Regina Cougars in a home- and-home series next weekend. Saskatchewan will visit Regina on Friday, with the Cougars paying a return visit to Saskatoon on Saturday.