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
Name: Kolbi Roper
University: St. Francis Xavier University
Sport: Women’s Basketball
Hometown: North Vancouver, B.C.
Year of eligibility: Third
Academic program: Arts
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
Name: Philippe Maillet
University: University of New Brunswick
Sport: Men’s Hockey
Hometown: Terrabone, Que.
Year of eligibility: First
Academic program: Not declared
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.