X-Men hockey goaltender Blade Mann-Dixon was named the StFX Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 27, 2019. Blade, a second year Arts student (1st year eligibility) from Antigonish, NS backstopped the X-Men to three big wins this week. In Tuesday’s 5-1 win over UPEI Blade had 22 saves, followed up Friday with another 5-1 win over UPEI, where he stopped 29 and was the game’s third star. He capped off the weekend with 38 saves on Saturday, earning player of the game honours in a 3-2 win over U SPORTS No. 1 ranked UNB, improving his record to 7-2-0 on the season. Blade is currently 3rd in the AUS in save percentage at .917.