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February 21, 2019 | Hockey (W)

From left: Bégin-Cyr, Belzile, Fortin, Laganière and Lavictoire.From left: Bégin-Cyr, Belzile, Fortin, Laganière and Lavictoire.

Five Stingers earn RSEQ women's hockey awards

Rookie Rosalie Bégin-Cyr leads a list of five Concordia Stingers who were recognized when the RSEQ announced its women's hockey major awards and all-stars on Thursday afternoon.

The forward from St. Georges, Que. had a significant impact on the Concordia women’s program and the RSEQ in her first season. She played all 20 games, picking up six goals and nine assists for 15 points. She was the second leading scorer on the Stingers and the highest scoring rookie in the conference.

Bégin-Cyr continues to build on the success she had at the college level where she was the 2018 RSEQ MVP as a member of the Limoilou Titans.

“Rosalie adjusted quickly to the university game and soon became a key player that we can rely on in every situation,” said Concordia head coach Julie Chu. “Her vision and ability to read plays is amongst the best in the game. Rosalie's on-ice contributions coupled with her strong work ethic and positive attitude has made her an important member of our Stingers family."

Three teammates were named to the league all-star teams. Defender Claudia Fortin is a first team all-star. Audrey Belzile, the Stingers’ leading scorer with eight goals and 11 assists in 20 games, is also a first team all-star. Defender Brigitte Laganière is a second team all-star.

Bégin-Cyr earns top spot on the all-rookie team. Joining her on the freshman honour roll is defender Sandrine Lavictoire.

You can catch the honorees in action this week as the Stingers face the McGill Martlets in a best-of-three semifinals series, beginning on home ice Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Game 2 takes place Saturday at 2 p.m. at McGill. Game 3, if necessary, is back at Concordia on Sunday at 3 p.m.