Jan 21, 2015
OTTAWA (CIS) – Hockey players Alex Normore from St. Francis Xavier University and David Shantz from the University of New Brunswick are the ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS female and male athletes of the week for the period ending Jan. 18, 2015.
Normore, a fifth-year human kinetics student from Bedford, N.S., tallied six points in two games last weekend to set a school record for career points and become only the fourth player in CIS women’s hockey history to reach the 200-point plateau. The 5-foot-7 forward scored the game-winning goal and added an assist on Friday in a 5-1 win over Saint Mary’s, and then was in on all four of her team’s markers on Sunday (1-3-4) as the nationally sixth-ranked X-Women defeated St. Thomas 4-2. Normore now has 200 points (78-122-200) in 111 career contests, four better than previous StFX record-holder Brayden Ferguson, and trails only Mariève Provost of Moncton (220), Tarin Podloski of Alberta (213) and Danielle Bourgeois of Alberta (212) on the CIS all-time list.
Montreal swimmer Sandrine Mainville, Wilfrid Laurier basketball player Kaitlyn Schenck and Manitoba hockey player Alanna Sharman were also nominated for the women’s award.
Shantz, a fourth-year arts student from Hamilton, stopped 72 of 74 shots (97.3%) and posted his first career AUS shutout as the No. 2 Varsity Reds (17-2-2) extended their winning streak to nine games thanks to three victories in four nights. The 6-foot-2 netminder made 25 saves last Wednesday in a 6-1 win over St. Thomas, turned aside 20 pucks on Friday in a 3-0 blanking of StFX and blocked 27 shots on Saturday in a 3-1 success against No. 7 Saint Mary’s. Shantz improved his season record to 15-4, including wins in each of his last eight starts.
Basketball players François Bourque of McGill, Tychon Carter-Newman of Laurentian and Mamadou Gueye of Alberta were the other male nominees.
AUS: Alex Normore, hockey, St. Francis Xavier (recipient)
RSEQ: Sandrine Mainville, swimming, Montreal
OUA: Kaitlyn Schenck, basketball, Wilfrid Laurier
CWUAA: Alanna Sharman, hockey, Manitoba
AUS: David Shantz, hockey, UNB (recipient)
RSEQ: François Bourque, basketball, McGill
OUA: Tychon Carter-Newman, basketball, Laurentian
CWUAA: Mamadou Gueye, basketball, Alberta
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