UPEI hockey player earns AUS honour
The UPEI hockey Panthers have climbed into the country’s top-10 list.
The Panthers, who won both games last week, are the ninth-ranked team in rankings released Tuesday by Canadian Interuniversity Sport.
They beat Moncton 4-3 and St. Thomas 3-0 in their opening two games at home.
Alberta (3-1-0) moved up one spot to claim the top place, while the UNB Varsity Reds (1-1-0) dropped to second.
The new rankings have Trois-Rivières third, Saskatchewan fourth and Moncton fifth.
Rounding out the top 10 are Western, St. F.X., Calgary, UPEI and Lakehead Thunderwolves.
The big losers are the reigning University Cup champion McGill Redmen.
The Redmen opened at No. 5 last Tuesday despite an 0-2 start to the regular season and now find themselves outside the top 10 with a 1-3 conference record.
The Reds defeated St. Thomas but lost to Moncton (1-1-0).
The Panthers hit the road to play St. F.X. Friday and Saint Mary’s Saturday.
Athletes of week
Also Tuesday, UPEI player Tyler Brown was named the Atlantic University Sport male athlete of the week.
Brown, a first-year business student from Detroit, Mich., had two goals and four points in Panthers wins over Moncton and St. Thomas.
He was also named the university’s Wave male athlete of the week.
The female winner was Keisha Rose, captain of the UPEI women’s rugby team.
Her play led UPEI to a 38-0 win over St. Thomas. She is a fifth-year business student from Souris.