Subway Atlantic University Sport Athletes of the Week

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by Jess Burns

January 28, 2014 (ISN) – These are the Subway Atlantic University Sports Athletes of the Week, ending January 26, 2014. Kolbi Roper and Philippe Maillet.

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Kolbi Roper-2013

Name: Kolbi Roper

University: St. Francis Xavier University

Sport: Women’s Basketball

Position: Centre

Hometown: North Vancouver, B.C.

Year of eligibility: Third

Academic program: Arts

Height: 6’2″

Kolbi Roper of the St. Francis Xavier X-Women’s basketball team is the Subway Atlantic University Sport female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 26, 2014.

A third-year arts student from North Vancouver, B.C., Roper played a key role in two StFX weekend wins over the Memorial University Sea-Hawks.

In Saturday’s 78-64 victory, she scored 11 points and added six rebounds and two blocks. She was then named Subway Player of the Game in Sunday’s 71-65 victory after posting a game-high 22 points, along with six rebounds and one assist.

MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Phillippe Maillet-2013

Name: Philippe Maillet

University: University of New Brunswick

Sport: Men’s Hockey

Position: Forward

Hometown: Terrabone, Que.

Year of eligibility: First

Academic program: Not declared

Height: 5’9″

Philippe Maillet of the CIS No. 3-ranked UNB Varsity Reds men’s hockey team is the Subway Atlantic University Sport male Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 26, 2014.

A first-year student hailing from Terrabone, Que., the AUS leading rookie scorer had a six point weekend in two wins versus the St. Thomas Tommies and the UPEI Panthers.

In Friday’s 6-4 victory over the Tommies, Maillet put the Varsity Reds on the board to jump start their eventual comeback from a 3-0 deficit. He went on to add three more assists for a four-point night and Subway Player of the Game honours.

Maillet then put UNB on the board Saturday night, scoring a shorthanded goal in the first to tie the game at 1-1. He went on to score a second goal near the end of the second period to again tie the game at 3-3 in an eventual 5-4 overtime win for the Varsity Reds.

He was again named Subway Player of the Game for his efforts.

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