In a battle of the top two men’s hockey teams in the AUS, it was the U SPORTS No. 4 ranked StFX X-Men who topped the No. 2 ranked UNB Varsity Reds 3-2 in an overtime victory Friday evening at the Charles V. Keating Centre.
X-Women hockey head coach Ben Berthiaume is pleased to announce the commitment of three new athletes for the 2018-19 season. All three are from the province of Alberta and include defence Emma Thomas and Hannah MacDonald, along with forward Tyra Meropoulis.
The UNB Varsity Reds secured their hold on first place in the Atlantic University Sport standings with a 5-3 win over the second place StFX X-Men on Friday night. The game was played at UNB’s sold out Aitken Centre.
The StFX X-Women needed overtime to defeat the Mount Allison Mounties 2-1 Friday night at the Tantramar Community Centre. X-Women forward Daley Oddy netted the game winner 37 seconds into the extra frame for the win.
Six X-Men football athletes were named as 2017 AUS all-stars - Jalen Burley, Dylan Bell, and Nathaniel Fermin as defensive all-stars, along with Jonathan Zamora, Jacob Czaja and Kaion Julien-Grant as offensive all-stars. Dave Bance was honoured as the AUS volunteer coach of the year.
StFX striker Dan Hayfield was honoured with the Joe Johnson Memorial Trophy as U SPORTS men’s soccer Player of the Year Wednesday night, as the national award winners were celebrated at the annual All-Canadian gala.
Recovering from a disheartening loss in Saturday’s semifinal, the defending champion StFX X-Women claimed the bronze medal at the 20th U SPORTS women’s rugby championship with a 22-12 win over the Canada West champion Calgary Dinos.
The Dalhousie Tigers earned their second win in as many games, both at the expense of the StFX X-Women. Saturday’s 51-48 victory at StFX Oland Stadium followed up on their 60-58 win Wednesday night in Halifax.
Playing a near perfect game, the fifth-seeded Laval Rouge et Or ended defending champion StFX’s quest for a second straight national championship, beating, them 23-0 in semifinal action Saturday afternoon.
A goal by Katryne Villeneuve at 14:23 of the second period proved to be the game winner in leading the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleues to a 2-1 win over the StFX X-Women Friday evening in AUS women’s hockey action at the J.-Louis-Lévesque Arena.
The U SPORTS No. 7 ranked Acadia Axemen (7-2-1) won in a nail-biting 6-5 overtime game over the No. 3 ranked StFX X-Men (8-1-1) Friday night. The Axemen had built up a 5-1 lead and the X-Men almost pulled off the comeback.