Bianca Letarte Named Provigo Robert Lafond Athlete of the Week
TheBishop’s University Department of Athletics and Recreation is pleased to announce that Bianca Letarte, goalie of the women’s hockey team is the Provigo Robert Lafond Athlete of the saves in two games this weekend.
The Sherbrooke native kept the Polar Bears within striking distance in the two games she played. On Saturday Bishop’s faced off against Acadia University and fell 2-0; however Letarte was strong between the pipes. She made over 40 saves including one on a penalty shot. On Sunday, Bishop’s played the University of New Brunswick and again Letarte was strong. She once again stopped over 40 shots but the Polar Bears were unable to score. They fell 2-0.
“Bianca’s composure and steady manner gave the girls confidence,” said Maryse Richard, Polar Bears head coach. “She was the player of the game twice and was by far the best goalie in the tournament.”
The Polar Bears went 0-4 in a tournament they hosted. Cape Breton and a Cornwall midget AA team rounded out the five teams who competed.
Bishop’s is pleased to have our athlete of the week sponsored by Provigo Robert Lafond.
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TheRSEQ announced its university football league major award winners during the Commissioner’s Cocktail on the eve of Saturday’s Dunsmore Cup Game presented by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, in collaboration with Subway. Running back Rotrand Sené and offensive lineman Jean-Sameul Blanc, both teammates with the Montreal Carabins, were honoured along with McGill receiver Shaquille Johnson, Laval linebacker Frédéric Plesius, Bishop’s receiver David Haddrall and Laval head coach Glen Constantin. Haddrall, who hails from Kingston, Ont., is the first Bishop’s player to win the conference nomination for the prestigious Russ Jackson Award, presented annually to the CIS football player who best combines academic and football success with community service. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder scored 43 points as both a receiver and kicker for the Gaiters this season. He hauled in 39 catches for 615 yards and five touch- went 2-for-2 in field goals, 3-for-3 on his conversion attempts and also registered four singles on kickoffs. In the classroom, the 22-year-old has achieved a cumulative 80.2 per cent academic average in natural sciences. Since 2008, he has volunteered with Big Buddies, a program that pairs a Bishop’s student with a child from the local elementary school.