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Former Saint DePape captures Canada West scoring title

Former Winnipeg Saint forward Jordan DePape has made a bit of history for himself: winning the Canada West scoring title.

The third-year University of Manitoba Bison recorded 41 points in 28 games to win the scoring race. He’s the only Bisons’ player to have reached such a feat in the 30 years since the Canada West and GPAC conferences merged in 1985-86 and the first Bison to do so since former NHLer Mike Ridley  (former St. Boniface Saint) did it two seasons earlier.

“The puck has been going into the net pretty easily for me so hopefully I can continue that into the post-season,” DePape told the Winnipeg Free Press. “But you know what, none of that success really matters now. We know adversity is going to hit us in the playoffs and whatever team handles it better is going to be the team on top. It’s not going to be an easy series. It’s going to be a battle.”

The Bisons are now preparing for a playoff series against University of Calgary Dinosaurs.