Hockey dynasty dominated early 2000s

Hockey dynasty dominated early 2000s

Alberta's 2001-07 women's hockey teams inducted into CW HOF

EDMONTON - It was a streak unlike any other in women's hockey at the university level in Canada.

The Alberta Pandas string of dominance during the early 2000s has landed the dynasty in the Canada West Hall of Fame.

Between the 2001-02 and 2006-07 seasons, Alberta won five CIS national titles, six consecutive Canada West titles, and posted a remarkable 123-game unbeaten streak.

Alberta went nearly 1,500 days without a loss during the program's dynasty run, posting a 123-game stretch (122 wins and one tie) from February 17, 2001 to March 13, 2005. From October 28, 2000 to October 21, 2005, the Pandas went undefeated in Canada West regular season games, with 83 victories and three draws.

Led by head coach Howie Draper and a cast of outstanding players, including two-time CIS Player of the Year Danielle Bourgeois, the Pandas posted a string of success that will likely never be equalled.

To read more about the Alberta women's hockey dynasty, click here.


For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life. 

To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season. 


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.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.