Athletes of the Month for January


Payton Murray, a local talent from Brandon is making her mark in her first year with the women's hockey program.

In their final road trip for the month of January, the Cougars visited Sault College for a pair of highly anticipated games. In the final matchup of the weekend, with the pressure of a loss from the previous day, Murray put on a show with 25 saves on 26 shots, securing the win for the Assiniboine Cougars.

Her ACHA record highlights why she is a force to be reckoned within the league, with 8 regular season games played, Murray has 8 wins, 5 shutouts and an impressive .96 save percentage.

"Payton is a gamer when she is called upon. She competes extremely hard between the pipes and has incredible puck tracking" - Women's Hockey Head Coach, Tony Bertone

Our second athlete of the month, Conner Orr has stepped up in a huge way for the men's volleyball program and their final push to the MCAC finals.

The men continue to challenge the top teams within the MCAC and have shown that they will be contenders in the second half.

Conner earned his opportunity in the starting six line up and since then has continued to prove that he deserves to be there. In the last matches against the top teams, Conner has recorded 11 kills, 7 blocks and 3 aces.

"Conner steps onto the court every single day with a work ethic that is contagious. Whether it be on the court or off the court, he leads by example and you see him striving to get better" - Men's Volleyball Head Coach, Dan Ashfield

Cougars Athletics is extremely proud to have standout athletes who represent the college by their leadership, sportsmanship and true passion for their sport.