ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS athletes of the week (#25): U of A curlers Rocque, Scoffin honoured


Mar 25, 2015

OTTAWA (CIS) – Curlers Kelsey Rocque and Thomas Scoffin, both from the University of Alberta, are the ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS female and male athletes of the week for the period ending March 21, 2015. These are the final selections for the 2014-15 season.

Rocque, a third-year physical education and recreation student from Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., skipped the Pandas to their first-ever national title at the CIS-Curling Canada championships, presented by Travelers, at the KW Granite Club in Waterloo, Ont. The 21-year-old guided her troops to an 8-1 overall record, including an 8-6 win over Thompson Rivers in Saturday’s gold-medal final that avenged their only loss of the preliminary round. A two-time world junior champion, Rocque curled 81% in round-robin competition, 79% in a 6-2 semifinal victory against Wilfrid Laurier and 79% in the championship match.

Carly Howard, a curler from Wilfrid Laurier, was also nominated for the women’s award.

Scoffin, a second-year business student from Whitehorse, Yukon, guided the Golden Bears to the second CIS-Curling Canada title in program history in Waterloo. The 20-year-old skip led Alberta to a perfect 9-0 tournament, including a 7-1 domination of Winnipeg in the semifinal and a 6-4 win over Laurier in the final. A bronze medallist at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics, Scoffin curled 81% through the round-robin and improved to 88% in semifinal action and a spectacular 90% in the title game.

Wilfrid Laurier curler Aaron Squires was the only other male nominee.

Female nominees:
AUS: No nominee
RSEQ: No nominee
OUA: Carly Howard, curling, Wilfrid Laurier
CWUAA: Kelsey Rocque, curling, Alberta (recipient)

Male nominees:
AUS: No nominee
RSEQ: No nominee
OUA: Aaron Squires, curling, Wilfrid Laurier
CWUAA: Thomas Scoffin, curling, Alberta (recipient)

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Scott Harrigan
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