Luke Philp is the Sherlock Holmes Athlete of the Week

    By Connor Hood on January 28, 2019

    Game log: Friday, January 25 – Four goals, six shots and +2 rating in 6-3 road win over Regina / Saturday, January 26 – Two assists, five shots and +2 rating in 7-1 road win over Regina. 

    In one of the most dominant performances of the season, third-year Golden Bears forward Luke Philp powered Alberta to a series sweep over Regina with a six-point weekend.

    Philp scored four goals in Friday’s 6-3 road win over Regina, before adding two assists in their 7-1 win on Saturday. The third-year Bear also added 11 shots and a +4 rating over the weekend, as the Bears earned their 8th and 9th straight wins. 

    Friday’s offensive explosion represented a career-high for Philp with four goals in one game, becoming the first Bear since 2013 to reach the mark. During his current seven-game point streak, the former Kootenay Ice forward has 11 goals and 17 points. 

    Through 20 conference games, Philp leads Canada West with 20 goals and 37 points, and has a six-point lead in the CW scoring race. He is also the first Bear with 20 goals in conference play since Ryan Wade in 2004. 

    The Golden Bears will look to add to their win streak this weekend, as they host the U Cup host Lethbridge Pronghorns at Clare Drake Arena.