Edmonton, Alta. – Taran Kozun is headed to the Canada West playoffs on a roll.
The Saskatchewan Huskies netminder was announced as the WHL Grad of the Month for January, after posting a 6-1-0 record over the first month of 2020. He followed that up with two more wins in February, as Saskatchewan enters the playoffs having won 11 consecutive games.
Last month Kozun combined to stop 232 of the 241 shots he faced, recording a sparkling .963 save percentage which was bolstered by a trio of shutouts. Overall, the former Seattle Thunderbird standout finished the regular season with a league-best .931 save percentage and 1.87 goals-against average.
As if his puck-stopping stats weren’t enough, the Nipawin, Sask. native also became just the second CW goalie ever to score, as he found the net in a 3-0 Saskatchewan win over Calgary back on January 21.
Kozun and the Huskies are off this weekend after earning a first round bye thanks to their second-place finish during the CW regular season. Saskatchewan returns to action Friday, February 21 when they’ll open a best-of-three Canada West semifinal series in Saskatoon.
You can watch all the action this playoff season by tuning into Canada West TV Presented by Co-op. Hockey postseason passes are available now for $19.99.
2019-20 CW-WHL Grads of the Month:
October: Matt Alfaro, Calgary
November: Jared Dmytriw, Saskatchewan
December (First Half Top Performer): Matt Alfaro, Calgary
January: Taran Kozun, Saskatchewan
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.
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About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.