Athletes of the Week: Brock Appleyard (Regina), Diane Schuetze (TRU)


January 8, 2013, EDMONTON (ISN)– Regina hockey forward Brock Appleyard and Thompson Rivers basketball star Diane Schuetzeare the Canada West Athletes of the Week.

MALE: #13 Brock Appleyard, Regina (hockey)

Second-year hockey forward Brock Appleyard was one of the catalysts for the University of Regina’s offence over the weekend as the Cougars completed a two-game home sweep over Lethbridge (1-15-2) to improve to 9-7-2 on the year.

Appleyard, out of Lundar, Man., had two assists in Friday’s 6-3 victory, including a helper on Troy Hunter’s eventual game-winning goal in the second period. On Saturday, Appleyard’s late-game heroics helped the Cougars to their second win over Lethbridge in as many nights, as he intercepted a clearing attempt with under three minutes left in regulation and fired a laser from the slot to break a late 2-2 deadlock.

Appleyard wasn’t done there, as he scored an insurance marker on the next shift to seal the win and register his first career multiple-goal game and fifth point on the season.

Regina now travels to face the University of Calgary on January 11-12.

FEMALE: #13 Diane Schuetze, Thompson Rivers (basketball)

Thompson Rivers post Diane Schuetze scored 28 points, with 15 rebound, four blocks and one steal as the WolfPack improved to 8-3 with a 91-54 win over UBC Okanagan (4-7) on Saturday in Kamloops, B.C.

Schuetze, from Vernon, B.C., is the Canada West’s top scorer (20.4 ppg) and rebounder (11.6) in 2012 – 13 and ranks among the all-time conference leaders in numerous categories.

In Saturday’s win, she was the WolfPack’s top leading scorer and rebounder for the sixth time this season and recorded her 18th career double-double, tied for seventh place on the all-time Canada West list.

The WolfPack, second in the Pacific Division and on a four-game win streak, continue their homestand this weekend with games against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns and the University of Calgary Dinos on Friday and Saturday (Jan 11-12).

Next Athletes of the Week: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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