Three Stars: Chabot, Schuttler, Andison earn honours

Three Stars: Chabot, Schuttler, Andison earn honours

MacEwan Athletics

EDMONTON – Men's hockey student-athlete Kadyn Chabot is the MacEwan Athletics first star of the week after recording four points in two weekend games at Trinity Western.

With a goal and two assists in Saturday's game, Chabot tied the program record for the most points by a rookie in a Canada West contest.

Women's hockey forward Makenna Schuttler and men's volleyball outside hitter Daylan Andison are the second and third stars, respectively.

It's the first Three Stars recognition of the 2023-24 season for all three student-athletes.

Kadyn Chabot tied the program record for most points by a rookie in a Canada West game when he had three in Saturday's 4-3 win over Trinity Western (Electric Umbrella photo).

1st STAR: Kadyn Chabot, F, men's hockey

Cranbrook, BC, first-year, Arts

Quickly earning a reputation for scoring highlight-reel goals, Chabot scored one of the Griffins' most memorable tallie of the season in last Friday's contest at Trinity Western.

Flying across the blueline with speed, he undressed a defender with a nifty move and deposited it blocker side for the game-winning goal in a 5-3 victory.

Chabot followed that up with a performance that will end up the record books with a goal and two assists in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Spartans as the Griffins completed a weekend sweep to move into a playoff spot.

The three-point performance matches the program's single game rookie points record set by Neithan Salame against UBC in Oct. 2022. 

For the season, Chabot now leads the Griffins with five goals and 10 points in 12 games.

MacEwan heads into a home-and-home series vs. Mount Royal University with Friday's game at home (7 p.m., Downtown Community Arena, Canada West TV).

Makenna Schuttler, left, celebrates her game-winning goal on Friday - part of a record-breaking three-point effort (Jefferson Hagen photo).

2nd STAR: Makenna Schuttler, F, women's hockey

Sturgeon County, AB, fourth-year, Commerce

Schuttler became the first Griffins women's hockey player to record three points in a Canada West game when she led MacEwan to a huge 4-1 win over the Trinity Western Spartans last Friday.

The Griffins' assistant captain set up Ella Maternick for her first Canada West goal to open the scoring in the first period before netting the game-winner on the powerplay 2:21 into the final frame. Schuttler wheeled around the zone and snapped a shot past Spartans goaltender Kate Fawcett glove side.

Nine players have had two-point games since the Griffins entered Canada West in 2021, but Schuttler became the first with three when she assisted on Jennifer Andrash's late goal with 1:28 remaining.

Schuttler was also a key member of MacEwan's stellar penalty killing unit as the Griffins held Canada West's top powerplay scoreless on 10 opportunities.

For the season, she leads MacEwan with two goals and six points in 12 games.

The Griffins head into a home-and-home series against Mount Royal University with Saturday's game at home (5 p.m., Downtown Community Arena, Canada West TV).

Daylan Andison passes a ball during Saturday's match against UBC. He led the Griffins in kills and was also crucial in serve receive (Lisa Cannon photo).

3rd STAR: Daylan Andison, OH, men's volleyball

Edmonton, AB, third-year, Commerce

With an ability to impact play on both sides of the ball, Andison is growing into a key leader for a young Griffins team this season.

During a weekend series against UBC, he led the Griffins in kills, while also being an important part of their serve receive.

In Friday's 3-1 loss to the Thunderbirds, Andison had seven kills on a .190 hitting percentage, adding one ace, four digs and accounting for 8.0 points.

In Saturday's 3-1 loss to UBC, he led the Griffins with 12 kills on a .222 percentage, adding an assist, an ace, 10 digs, a block and accounting for a team-leading 13.5 points.

Andison was also big in serve receive on the weekend, as he had been all season, and is now tied for second in Canada West with 171 service receptions. Impressively, he also only has five reception errors – the lowest among the top-five serve-receive leaders in the conference.

The Griffins will host Brandon on Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (4:30 p.m., both David Atkinson Gym, Canada West TV).