(ISN) – This week’s UNB and Domino’s Pizza Athletes of the Week are Philippe Maillet from the men’s hockey team and Charli LeBlanc from the women’s swim team.
2nd Year, Business
Maillet, a second-year business student, solidified his spot at the top of the AUS scoring race with one assist in UNB action over the weekend. Maillet finishes the regular season with 39 points, and his one assist on the weekend was the deciding point. With 14 goals and 25 assists in 28 games played, Maillet is also fourth in the CIS in points, and helped UNB clinch their eighth consecutive AUS regular season pennant with a record of 22-4-2.
“Phil has been a leader offensively for us all season,” said associate coach Rob Hennigar. “It’s nice to see him get rewarded with the scoring title. Anytime you can win an individual award in the AUS it is an honour. Phil has worked extremely hard to accomplish this goal, and he is looking for continued success in the post-season. It’s not only a great accomplishment for Phil but also for his linemates and the rest of the team as it takes everyone to score goals.”
1st Year, Arts
The first-year Arts student from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, brought home four medals from the AUS swimming championship at Dalhousie this weekend.
LeBlanc picked up two silver (50m backstroke, 4×100 medley relay) and two bronze (50m freestyle, 100m backstroke). She also narrowly missed out on a fifth medal, placing fourth in the 200m backstroke.
LeBlanc, who earlier in the season became the first swimmer in the AUS to qualify for the national championship, posted times that were faster than the CIS qualifying standard in all her swims over the weekend. Her time in the 50m back also qualified her for the 2015 Pan Am Games trials.
“Charli was exceptional this weekend,” UNB head coach Robin Ferdinand said. “She had lifetime bests in every event and was a competitive force in every race. I am very excited to see what she can do at the CIS championship in Victoria in two weeks!”