MacKinnon receive weekly UPEI award
Summerside’s Ryan MacKinnon is this week’s UPEI Panther Subway male athlete of the week. MacKinnon is a third-year year defenceman on the men’s hockey team and a business administration student. MacKinnon played a big role as the Panthers split games with Dalhousie and St. FX.
“With a couple injuries to our defence right now, we are relying on Ryan even more,” said coach Forbes MacPherson. “He is playing big minutes in all situations and had the gamewinning goal versus Dalhousie Friday.”
Reese Baxendale, a first-year guard on the women’s basketball team, was the female athlete of the week.
The Sussex, N.B. shone in both match-ups as the Panthers split a pair of games with the UNB Varsity Reds.
She averaged 16 points per game, hitting 45 per cent of her shots, including 39 per cent from beyond the three-point line. She also averaged three rebounds, two assists and two steals while holding UNB’s top scoring point guard to just five points in two games.