Edmonton Oil Kings alumnus Riley Kieser (2013-14) was one of 16 WHL alumni named to Canada West All-Star and All-Rookie teams.
Kieser, a member of the Alberta Golden Bears from Sherwood Park, AB, was named to the Second All-Star team. The Golden Bears led the way with six players acknowledged, while the Calgary Dinos were a close second with five.
Both teams return to action this weekend after first round playoff byes, with the Golden Bears and Dinos going toe to toe, while the Saskatchewan Huskies and Mount Royal Cougars will go head to head.
The conference major awards will be announced on Wednesday, February 27 in advance of the Canada West Final, which gets underway Friday, March 1.
You can watch all the CW playoff action by tuning into Canada West TV.
FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM
POSITION / NAME / UNIVERSITY / YEAR / HOMETOWN / MOST RECENT WHL CLUB
- G / Taran Kozun / Saskatchewan 2 / Nipawin, Sask. / Seattle Thunderbirds
- D / Jesse Forsberg / Saskatchewan / 5 / Waldheim, Sask. / Moose Jaw Warriors
- D / Jason Fram / Alberta / 3 / Delta, B.C. / Spokane Chiefs
- F / Luke Philp / Alberta / 3 / Canmore, Alta. / Red Deer Rebels
- F / Riley Sheen / Calgary / 3 / Edmonton, Alta. / Red Deer Rebels
- F / Carson Stadnyk / Saskatchewan / 3 / Saskatoon, Sask. / Everett Silvertips
SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM
- G / Zach Sawchenko / Alberta / 2 / Calgary, Alta. / Moose Jaw Warriors
- D / Dylan Busenius / Calgary / 5 / Sherwood Park, Alta. / Saskatoon Blades
- D / Jerret Smith / UBC / 3 / Surrey, B.C. / Seattle Thunderbirds
- F / Kohl Bauml / Saskatchewan / 4 / Saskatoon, Sask. / Everett Silvertips
- F / Riley Kieser / Alberta / 5 / Sherwood Park, Alta. / Edmonton Oil Kings
- F / Cole Sanford / Alberta / 3 / Coldstream, B.C. / Medicine Hat Tigers
- G / Riley Morris / Mount Royal / Calgary, Alta.
- D / Gordie Ballhorn / Saskatchewan / Wetaskiwin, Alta. / Kelowna Rockets
- D / James Shearer / Calgary / Brandon, Man. / Brandon Wheat Kings
- F / Colton Kroeker / Mount Royal / Surrey, B.C. / Kootenay Ice
- F / Grayson Pawlenchuk / Alberta / Edmonton, Alta. / Red Deer Rebels
- F / Bradley Schoonbaert / Calgary / Brandon, Man.
About Canada West
Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.