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Gillard, Hofley earn UPEI weekly awards

Jolena Gillard and Simon Hofley play hockey for the UPEI Panthers.
Jolena Gillard and Simon Hofley play hockey for the UPEI Panthers. - UPEI Athletics

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Hockey players Jolena Gillard and Simon Hofley are this week’s UPEI Panther Subway athletes of the week.
Gillard is a first-year arts student from Deer Lake, N.L., and a forward on the Panthers. UPEI beat Dalhousie and Mount Allison during the weekend. Gillard scored twice and assisted in another in their 5-1 win over Dalhousie. She scored again in UPEI’s 5-2 win over Mount Allison.
“Jolena is off to a great rookie start,” said coach Bruce Donaldson. “This is a person who loves to play hockey and it shows in how she competes. She showed a great work ethic in both games this weekend and has a nice touch around the net. Our power play has been good in our first four games. Jolena parks herself in front, and it’s up to others to get the puck on net so she can do her thing.”
Hofley is a third-year business student from Ottawa in his rookie season with the Panthers. He backstopped UPEI to two important road wins during the weekend when UPEI defeated Saint Mary’s and Acadia.
“We had a very specific game plan for each game and our group was dialled in, but the backbone of any strategy is goaltending,” said coach Forbes MacPherson. “Simon was very good all weekend, making big saves at critical times, and giving us the chance, we needed, to win two games on the road against two very good teams.”

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