The Canada West Universities Athletic Association announced University of Manitoba Bisons and former Red Deer Rebels goaltender Deven Dubyk as the November 2014 Canada West WHL Graduate of the Month.
Dubyk started in eight conference regular season games during the month of November 2014 and registered a 3-5-0 record for the month.
The ex-Rebels standout made 250 saves out of 269 shots for a .929 save percentage while playing 475:49 minutes played in November, registering a 2.40 goals against average over the eight conference games.
A third-year Agriculture major, Dubyk had a month-high total of 43 saves in a 3-2 home loss against the No. 1 Alberta Golden Bears on November 7.
The goaltender from Minitonas, MB had 30 or more saves in five of the eight games in his November schedule.
Dubyk now sits seventh in Canada West with 2.20 GAA and tied for fourth in conference with a .929 save percentage for the season.
With a record of 8-8-0 for the year, Dubyk is tied for second in Canada West with eight wins, tied for second with two shutouts, and first in conference with 954:29 minutes played.
The Bisons currently hold the sixth spot in the conference with an 8-10-0 record.
Other nominees for the month were Calgary Dinos forward Elgin Pearce and Alberta Golden Bears centre TJ Foster.
Canada West Universities Athletic Association and the Western Hockey League have partnered for 25 years to recognize outstanding athletic achievement and assist in educational development of men’s hockey players who represent the full student-athlete experience within Canada West.
The WHL Graduate of the Month award is voted on by all Canada West men’s hockey coaches. Each monthly winner receives a $500 cheque towards the cost of education and a letter from WHL Commissioner Ron Robison.