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Abraham earns CIS top rookie honour in men's hockey

[Gaels Hockey Team]
Spencer Abraham and Darcy Greenaway of the Queen's Gaels men's hockey team were both named to the CIS All-Rookie team.

A quick look at recent sports news at Queen’s University:

Men’s Hockey

A pair of teammates of the Queen’s Gaels men’s hockey team has picked up some hardware at the provincial and national levels.

Gaels defenceman Spencer Abraham has been named the CIS rookie of the year while teammate Darcy Greenaway joins him as a CIS All-Rookie.

Abraham, a former member of the OHL’s Erie Otters, quarterbacked the Gaels offence from the blueline all season. He is the second straight Queen's player – and the second in school history – to receive the Clare Drake Award, following in the footsteps goaltender Kevin Bailie.

After putting on the Queen’s jersey, Abraham quickly found a home with the Gaels as he started off his CIS career with a six-game point streak and never looked back. He finished as the team’s leading scorer with 28 points (5-23-28) in 25 league games, tied for the CIS lead amongst defenceman.

“Spencer came in from day one and showed maturity beyond his years,” says head coach Brett Gibson. “He played in all situations, against the other team's top players every night and it still did not slow down his offensive production. His future in this game and league is very bright.”

Greenaway came to the Gaels after playing with the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs and finished his first CIS campaign with an impressive 26 points (16-10-26 ) in 25 games played.

Earlier this month the rookie duo also picked up honours at the OUA East level with Abraham being named to the First All-Star team and Greenaway earning a spot on the Second All-Star team.

Track and Field

Alex Wilkie took home a bronze medal in the 1500m race on Saturday afternoon at the CIS Track and Field championships at the St. Denis Centre in Windsor.

Wilkie, also an All-Canadian in cross country, ran the 1500m race in a time of 3:49.03, a little more than 1.2 seconds behind winner Ross Proudfoot of the Guelph Gryphons.