U SPORTS hockey champion Philippe Maillet of the UNB Varsity Reds is the ArcelorMittal Dofasco U SPORTS male athlete of the week for the period ending March 19, 2017.
Maillet, a fourth-year business administration major from Terrebonne, Que., recorded 10 points in three contests, as UNB won its second straight University Cup and third in the last five years on home ice on Sunday. The U SPORTS men’s hockey Player of the Year backed up his MVP billing, scoring a hat-trick and adding an assist in Thursday’s 5-1 quarter-final victory over Queen’s, followed by a one goal, one assist performance in Saturday’s 3-0 semifinal shutout of Acadia. In Sunday’s final, Maillet racked up four assists on teammate Cam Braes’ four goals, as the Varsity Reds won the University Cup 5-3 over Saskatchewan. For his 10-point performance, Maillet earned University Cup MVP honours.
McGill hockey player Christophe Lalonde, as well as volleyball players Brandon Koppers of the McMaster Marauders and Adam Schriemer of the U SPORTS champion Trinity Western Spartans were the other male nominees.
AUS: Philippe Maillet, hockey, UNB (recipient)
RSEQ: Christophe Lalonde, hockey, McGill
OUA: Brandon Koppers, volleyball, McMaster
CWUAA: Adam Schriemer, volleyball, Trinity Western