UNB's Grenier and StFX's Marchand named Subway AUS Athletes of the Week

UNB's Grenier and StFX's Marchand named Subway AUS Athletes of the Week

(HALIFAX, N.S.) UNB women's hockey player Paige Grenier and StFX X-Men hockey player Chase Marchand have been named the Subway AUS Athletes of the Week for their respective performances for this past week.

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Paige Grenier
University: University of New Brunswick
Sport: Women’s Hockey
Position: Defence
Hometown: Olds, Alta.
Year of eligibility: First
Academic program: BKin

Paige Grenier of the UNB Reds women’s hockey team is the Subway Atlantic University Sport female athlete of the week for the week ending Feb. 17, 2019.

A first-year kinesiology student Olds, Alta., Grenier played a key role in two wins over the UPEI Panthers, as UNB swept their best-of-three AUS quarter-final series.

In Thursday’s series opener, Grenier scored the game-winning goal in the Reds 3-2 victory. She was named Subway Player of the Game for her efforts.

On Sunday, she added another goal and an assist in the series-clinching 4-3 win, in Charlottetown.

Grenier and her Reds teammates now move on to the AUS semi-final round.

MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name:
 Chase Marchand
University: St. Francis Xavier University
Sport: Men’s Hockey
Position: Goaltender
Hometown: Halifax, N.S.
Year of eligibility: Third
Academic program: BBA

Chase Marchand from the StFX X-Men hockey team is the Subway Atlantic University Sport male athlete of the week for the week ending Feb. 17, 2019.

A third-year goaltender from Halifax, N.S., Marchand led the X-Men to a 2-1 series win over Acadia in the AUS quarter-finals.

In Game 1 he had 34 saves in a 5-0 shutout victory. In a close Game 2 overtime loss, he was named StFX’s player of the game with 54 saves on the night.

Marchand followed up with a 41-save performance in a 4-1 win in the deciding Game 3.

The 2018 U SPORTS goaltender of the year, he had a .910 save percentage and 2.90 GGA in AUS regular season play this year.

The X-Men now advance to the semi-final playoff round where they face the Saint Mary’s Huskies in a best-of-five series.

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