Trail minor hockey product Riley Brandt starred in his season start with the MacEwan University Griffins last week.
His impressive debut over the opening weekend of the 2021-22 season earned Brandt MacEwan Athletic’s First Star and Canada West Hockey Player of the Week.
Brandt led the Griffins to their first two wins in conference history. The third-year forward scored three goals in an historic weekend for the Edmonton based university. Playing in their first Canada West season as a USports hockey team, the Griffins chalked up their first two wins in the conference with a weekend sweep of the Regina Cougars.
On Friday, Brandt assisted on the game’s opening goal before adding a goal of his own in the second period to get the Griffins out to a 2-0 lead en route to a 4-3 win.
The former Smoke Eater and Vernon Vipers captain opened up the scoring on Saturday with his second goal of the weekend, this time on the power-play.
After Regina had cut the lead to 3-2 in the third period, Brandt scored the insurance marker with the man advantage, notching his second power-play goal of the game in a 5-2 win.
Brandt is not only tied for the Canada West scoring lead after the opening weekend, he’s tied for the second-most shots after putting nine on net in the two-game series
The Griffins take on the University of Calgary Dinosaurs in a two-game tilt this weekend.