Robert Lafond Athlete Of The Week
TheBishop’s University Department of Athletics and Recreation is pleased to announce for the second time in three weeks Kyle Desmarais of the men’s basketball team has been named this week’s Provigo, Robert Lafond Athlete of the Week. Desmarais, a fifth-year transfer scored 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting in Bishop’s 83-78 loss to UQAM on Saturday night in Montreal. He added a steal, two assists and six rebounds in 39 minutes to round out his stat line. The 6-foot-2 Montreal native is a former three-time RSEQ all-star during his time at Concordia. Desmarais sits in fourth place in the RSEQ in scoring averaging 14.8 points per game. The 2010-11 RSEQ Most Valuable Player is also fourth in minutes played averaging 33.5 through two contests.
Desmarais and the Gaiters (3-1) sit alone atop the RSEQ standings going into the holiday break. They will return to RSEQ action on Jan. 8, 2015 in Montreal against McGill (2-2). Ultimately they will look to claim an RSEQ Championship and return to the CIS Final-8 for the first time since 1999 in March. They will have home court advantage in doing so as Bishop’s will host the second annual RSEQ Final-4 from March 5-7, 2015 in Mitchell Gymnasium.
The Gaiters are next in action at the Ryerson National Invitational Tournament from Dec. 28-30 in Toronto. For everything Gaiters athletics visit The Stanstead College Spartans will host the MPHL Bowers Division Weekend at the Pat Burns Arena from Friday to Sunday.
Thereshould be lots of fast-paced hockey at the Pat Burns Arena this weekend as both Stanstead College boys varsity teams, junior and senior, have several games to play. The senior boys are hosting the Midwest Prep Hockey League (MPHL) Bowers Division Weekend with the first game on Friday morning at 10:00 am, against Ridley, and finishing on Sunday. On Friday, the other games will take place at 12:15 pm (Edge vs St. Michael’s), 6:15 pm (SC vs Rice), and 8:30 pm (St. Michael’s vs Ridley). Saturday’s line-up is 10:00 am (Rice vs Edge), 12:15 pm, (St. Michael’s vs Stanstead), 6:15 pm (Edge vs Ridley), and 8:30 pm (Rice vs St. Michael’s). Sunday games are at 9:00 am (Ridley vs Rice) and 11:15 am (Stanstead vs Edge).
“It should be very good hockey at the arena this weekend. All four of our games will be tough; we haven’t played against these teams yet this season,” commented James Rioux, the Director of Hockey Operations at Stanstead College. The senior Spartans are presently in first place in their division with five wins and 0 losses.
The junior varsity Spartans, who play in the ETIAC league, have three games this weekend. They will play the team from Alexander Galt, always a good rivalry, at 4:00 pm on Friday afternoon. The junior Spartans will play the Ottawa Valley Silver 7 at 2:30 pm on Saturday, and again at 8:00 am on Sunday.