Kindersley duo reflect on university hockey careers

Kennedy Harris and Kori Herner recently packed up their hockey gear after competing at the national U Sports Hockey championship

Kennedy Harris celebrates the winning goal against St. Mary’s at the recent national championships.

Kevin McBain
of The Clarion

It’s the end of the university hockey road for the two Kindersley hockey players.

Kennedy Harris and Kori Herner recently packed up their hockey gear after competing at the national U Sports Hockey championship held March 15-18 in London, Ont.

The players grew up together, played softball and hockey together and now just finished five years of Huskies hockey together.

Harris said that she had such a great career and was an assistant captain of the team for the last two seasons.

“It’s been amazing. The University of Saskatchewan is such a great school for education and sports and it was great to be a part of it,” she said.

Harris, played the role of a checking centre with the team for those five years, but in the last half of this year, her roles changed a bit and she was able to get more chances to find the back of the net.

Kori Herner

During the regular season, She scored three goals (tying a career high) and chipped in with two assists with a +/- of +3.

“I’ve always had a role on the team and that was to stop the opposition from getting a chance to score. It was a role I embraced during my career,” she said. “But in the second half I was put with a couple of scorers and I was even able to score a few. It was a lot of fun. Overall, I’m pretty happy with how the season turned out.”

Both Harris and Herner started off their rookie season by winning the Canada West Championship in the 2013-14 season and finishing third in the nation. They closed off their careers finishing second in Canada West (losing out to Manitoba in the finals) and fourth in Canada, after being ranked seventh going into the tournament.

For more on this story, please see the Apr. 11 print edition of The Clarion.

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