St. Andrews product Trinity Grove is officially Saskatchewan bound. This past week, the 17-year-old forward signed her letter of intention to play with the University of Regina Cougars in Saskatchewan for the 2021-22 U-Sports university hockey season beginning next fall.
A third year player with the Manitoba Female AAA Hockey League’s Winnipeg Avros, Grove will join the Cougars and suit up in the gruelling Canada West Division of the high-paced U-Sports league, where she will take on competition from Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia weekly, while continuing her studies with the University of Regina.
“The MFHL wants to congratulate Trinity on her outstanding accomplishments to date during her U18 “AAA” career and wishes her all the best with her future academic and hockey endeavors while at the University of Regina,” read an excerpt from the MFHL website.
Grove’s accomplishments during the 2019-20 season include being named the team’s captain, leading the Avros in scoring, being named team MVP following the season, while also being chosen as a MFHL Second Team All-Star. Grove helped Winnipeg to a MFHL regular season championship and settled as co-champions in the postseason, following the league’s COVID-19 pandemic shut down.
Last year, the 2003-born forward collected 33 goals and 27 assists for 60 points in the regular season, before tallying another three goals and six points in seven postseason contests. The 2018-19 season saw Grove pick up 12 goals and 22 points to go alongside 22 penalty minutes. Now, three games into the 2020-21 season, the third-year MFHL star has a goal and two assists in three games, helping Winnipeg to a 2-1-0 record off the hop.