Graduated student-athlete Lindsey Post has become the latest product of the Alberta Pandas hockey program to be selected in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League draft. The five-year Pandas goalie was taken by the 2016 Clarkson Cup Champion Calgary Inferno with the 25th overall selection in the fourth round, Sunday afternoon in Toronto, ON.
Post was the only member of the Pandas drafted in 2017, and is the first Pandas alumni selected since current assistant coach Leah Copeland was taken 21st overall by the Alberta Honeybadgers in 2012. Overall, seven Pandas have been drafted into the CWHL, with Dana Vinge (76th – 2011), Mia Mucci (87th – 2011), Lindsay Robinson (98th – 2011), Kelly Godel (104th – 2011), and Delaney Collins (5th – 2010) joining Post and Copeland.
Post ended her varsity career as the Pandas all-time leader in wins (62), shutouts (31), and minutes played (5,536:45). She also captured herfirst national championship in March, earning U SPORTS Tournament MVP honours, and the 2017 Bakewell Trophy as the University of Alberta’s Female Athlete of the Year.
Post is also one of four Canada West graduates that were selected on Sunday, all of whom also went to Calgary, joining Kelly Murray (UBC), Megan Grenon (Calgary Dinos), and Angela Burke (Lethbridge Pronghorns).