Bianca Le­tarte Named Provigo Robert La­fond Ath­lete of the Week

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

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.

Stay up-to-date with all of your Polar Bear and Gaiter news at www.gaiters.ca.

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.

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