Robert La­fond Ath­lete Of The Week

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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.

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