Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Athlete of the Week for October 3 - 9, 2016
Although he’s just a rookie, Tyler Morrison’s Western Hockey League experience is paying off at the ACAC level. The defenceman, who last played in junior for the AJHL’s Camrose Kodiaks but has 208 WHL games under his belt with Vancouver, Tri-City and Moose Jaw, potted three goals and an assist in MacEwan’s sweep of the NAIT Ooks on the weekend. The losses were the Ooks’ first defeats since the 2014-15 season. On Saturday, both of his goals came during a third-period rally when the Griffins completed a recovery from a 2-0 deficit. Morrison now has five goals and eight points in six games, leaving him tied for the ACAC scoring lead. This is despite his duties of having to shut down the opposition from his defensive position.
Morrison is a first year Bachelor of Commerce student from Sherwood Park, AB.