2021-22 Griffins Awards: Introducing our Male Rookie of the Year finalists

2021-22 Griffins Awards: Introducing our Male Rookie of the Year finalists

MacEwan Athletics

EDMONTON – Another season of Griffins Athletics is in the books with big wins and great memories to cherish.

Excellence was evident on the field, court and ice as MacEwan student-athletes displayed character, commitment and talent throughout the 2021-22 season.

As we count down to the our annual MacEwan Griffins' Awards Banquet this Saturday we will be revealing the finalists for our major awards in the following order:

Monday: Female Rookie of the Year

Today: Male Rookie of the Year

Wednesday: Male Athlete of the Year

Thursday: Female Athlete of the Year

Friday: Academic Team of the Year and Team of the Year

Here are the three finalists for our 2021-22 Male Rookie of the Year award (in alphabetical order by last name):

Sean Comrie, men's hockey


As an indication of his talent level, Comrie was one of just two Griffins players and one of eight rookies selected for the U SPORTS all-star team that went against Team Canada's World Junior squad during the team's selection camp in December.

Despite being new to Canada West, Comrie consistently went against the best players from around the conference and was a rock on the MacEwan blueline, playing in all situations.

He produced two goals and five points in 15 games for the Griffins in 2021-22 and his 34 shots tied for third on the team.

Sean Comrie played in all situations for the Griffins during his first season in Canada West (Joel Kingston photo)

Jonah Karsten, men's volleyball


In his first season of U SPORTS eligibility, Karsten played in all 18 matches, starting 17 of them as a key contributor in a tough position in the middle for the Griffins.

He finished with 61 kills (0.98/set) on a .279 hitting percentage, adding 32 blocks (0.52/set), six aces and 25 digs.

Karsten improved as the season went along, becoming a go-to threat for the Griffins at the net and from the service line.

Jonah Karsten made a big impact for the Griffins in the middle during his first Canada West season (Eduardo Perez photo).

Alvin Mazaheri, men's soccer


Canada West All Rookie team

MacEwan Athletics' Second Star (Oct. 12)


The Danish striker consistently put pressure on defences across Canada West, scoring five goals in 11 games (tied for eighth in the conference).

Great in the air, strong on the ball and possessing a lethal shot, he added one assist for six points, tying him with Rakan Yassin for the Griffins' scoring lead, which was also tied for sixth in Canada West.

Mazaheri also led MacEwan in shots (27) and shots on goal (15).

The Vanløse FC product also added an assist in the Griffins' 6-3 overtime playoff loss to Victoria.

Playoffs included, Mazaheri finished tied for ninth in Canada West in points (and tied for eighth in points).

Alvin Mazaheri scored five times for the Griffins in his first Canada West season and made the conference's All Rookie team (Joel Kingston photo).