Record-setter Bourgeois honoured by Canada West

Record-setter Bourgeois honoured by Canada West

Pandas hockey legend dominated during early 2000s

EDMONTON - Danielle Bourgeois' string of dominance at the Canada West level was eye-popping during the early 2000s.

Even more impressive - the fact it has stood the test of time and remains as remarkable now, as it was then.

The University of Alberta standout was inducted into the conference Hall of Fame on Wednesday, becoming the first women's hockey student-athlete honoured as part of the season-long drive to promote 100 years of university sport in Western Canada.

From 2000-2005 with the Pandas, Bourgeois was a conference all-star and All-Canadian in every season. She was twice named CIS Player of the Year (2004, 2005), won five conference banners, and four national titles.

She finished her career as the all-time Canadian university scoring leader, with 106 goals and 212 points in 85 conference games. Her 106 goals remains a conference record.

To read more about Bourgeois' outstanding university career, 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.