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Comeau, Couturier receive UPEI weekly awards

Brinten Comeau, left, and Evan Couturier are student-athletes at UPEI.
Brinten Comeau, left, and Evan Couturier are student-athletes at UPEI. - Contributed

Brinten Comeau and Evan Couturier are the first recipients of the UPEI Panther Subway athletes of the week honours for the 2019-20 season.
Comeau is a flank on the UPEI women’s rugby team and a second-year arts student. The Hammonds Plains, N.S., native was named the Century 21 UPEI defensive player of the game for the team’s home opener against St. FX on Friday. The X-Women won the contest 73-5 to begin the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) season.
“Brinten tackled players much bigger than herself to stop them (from) gaining any significant yardage,” said coach John LaBoyne. “In attack, she broke through the FX defence with piecing runs and offloading to teammates to make gains for the Panthers.”
Couturier is a goalkeeper on the men’s soccer Panthers and a first-year business student from Lower Coverdale, N.B. The Panthers started the season this weekend with a pair of losses on the road. They began the year with a 2-0 loss at St. FX before Couturier made seven saves Sunday against two-time U Sports championship finalists Cape Breton (CBU) Capers in a 1-0 loss.
“Evan started on short notice and showed no signs of nerves facing CBU at home,” said coach Lewis Page. “The rookie goalkeeper gave us a preview of what is going to be a great AUS career.”

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