WSA Winnipeg ‘keeper Evan Barker has been recognized for his strong play with the University of New Brunswick.
The freshman was chosen by the coaches as the 2016 Atlantic University Sport rookie of the year.
Majoring in business, Barker played all 12 regular season games for the Varsity Reds.
He led the Atlantic conference in shutouts with nine on the season, wins with six on the season (with a 6-1-5 record) and allowed just three goals against. With 40 saves, he recorded a save percentage of .930.
“Although Evan is a rookie, he is already a complete keeper,” said Varsity Reds head coach Miles Pinsent. “His combination of quickness, size, and technical ability make him tough to beat. He pushes hard every day to get better when training with our keeper coach, George Lucas.”
Barker spent the summer of 2016 with WSA Winnipeg, playing in seven games with 42 saves and a 2.87 goals against average.
Barker now becomes the AUS nominee for the Lou Bilek Award for U Sports rookie of the year.