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Posted at 10:27 am on February 16, 2018

An Antigonish native has a new position with British Columbia Hockey. Brent Arsenault has been named Male Program of Excellence (POE) Coordinator and will assist in administering the best possible experience for players. Arsenault attended St.FX and has worked for a number of hockey programs across the country.


Posted at 7:23 am on February 16, 2018

An X-Women hockey player has taken home the national scoring title after a stellar regular season. Daley Oddy finished the season with 31 points and 16 goals;

Daley Oddy

both of which were top in U-Sports. Oddy also had the highest plus/minus rating with a plus 24 rating.

The X-Women await their opponents for the semi final round of the AUS championships, with game one being played at the Keating Centre on Wednesday at 7:00.


Posted at 9:53 am on February 13, 2018

Both St.FX Athletes of the week come to us from Track and Field. X-Women track & field sprinter/jumper Hayley Wilson won the triple jump event at the SMU

Haley Wilson

Open Saturday with a jump of 11.49m, bettering her own school record by 1cm. She also placed second in the 60m hurdles, third in the 60m dash, third in the long jump and first in the 4x200m relay at the AUS Relay Challenge Friday night.

Meanwhile, X-Men track & field runner Angus Rawling set a new StFX record in the 3000m event this past weekend at the Boston

Angus Rawling

University Invitational meet. His personal best time earned him 8th place amongst 167 runners from across NCAA and U SPORTS schools. The previous StFX record was set in 2004 by Eric Gillis.


Posted at 2:05 pm on February 12, 2018

Third year X-Men track & field distance runner Angus Rawling has set a new StFX record in the 3000m event, racing to a personal best time of 8:08.06 at the

Angus Rawling

Boston University Valentine Invitational meet on Saturday evening.

Rawling was the lone StFX runner to travel to the Boston event that featured numerous NCAA contenders. He finished eighth overall in the 3000m race that featured 167 runners. He is currently ranked second in the nation amongst all U SPORTS runners in the event.

The 2017 AUS individual cross country champion, Rawling’s time of 8:08.06 set a new StFX record in the event. The previous record of 8:11.27 was held by Rawling’s current coach, Eric Gillis, a three-time Olympian and StFX Sports Hall of Fame member. Gillis set the record in 2004 at the same Boston event.


Posted at 1:59 pm on February 12, 2018

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST sent six senior qualified swimmers to the Senior Long Course Development meet at Dalplex the weekend of February 10-11th. The six person squad had an impressive showing. Open unofficial results show Riley Avery taking 6th place in the 1500m Freestyle, and 4th in the 400m I.M. Abby Poffenroth swam to 8th in the 100m and 7th in the 200m, and 4th in the 50m Breaststroke. Anna Robinson took 8th in the 1500m Freestyle, and 7th in the 400m I.M. Official results will likely reveal more top 8 finishes for Hannah Austen, Josh Elsworth, and Lily Poffenroth as well. Stay tuned for more PHAST news as swimmers head to Junior Provincial’s next weekend, and gear up to host a Nova Tech meet the following weekend.


Posted at 8:15 am on February 7, 2018

St. FX University’s two varsity hockey teams have slipped in the weekly U Sports Rankings.

On the men’s side, St. FX falls from first to third. Alberta is tops in the country, followed by UNB. Two other AUS teams are in the top 10; Saint Mary’s is sixth, up from seventh and Acadia is 10th, down from eighth.

In Women’s Hockey, St. FX is now fourth, down from third. Saint Mary’s moves up a spot to third place , trading positions with the X-Women. Manitoba is tops in the country in women’s hockey, followed by Alberta.


Posted at 9:39 am on February 6, 2018

The female athlete of the week is forward Daley Oddy, the player of the game in the X-Women’s 3-2 overtime win over Moncton Saturday afternoon. She scored the

Daley Oddy

first two goals of the game; she has 16 goals on the season, tops in the country. Oddy also leads the country in points, plus-minus rating, power play goals and game winning goals.

The male athlete of the week is forward Mark Tremaine, who had a three point weekend for the hockey X-Men. He had two goals and was

Mark Tremaine

named player of the game in Saturday’s 5-2 win over Moncton. He also scored a goal in their loss Friday night to Dalhousie. He has 22 points on the season, with 11 goals and 11 assists, and three game winning goals.


Posted at 10:26 am on February 5, 2018

One of Canada’s best marathon runners, and a coach at St.FX will be running in the 2018 edition of the Boston Marathon. Eric Gillis will compete as part of the pro-

Eric Gillis

field for the first time in his long and successful running career.

Gillis says his previous two attempts at running the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries during training, so he’s looking forward to seeing and running the historic marathon:
Gillis says that he remembers watching the Boston Marathon as a child, and that sparked his interest in long distance running. Gillis says he has already started training for the event which takes place in mid April.


Posted at 12:29 pm on February 1, 2018

St. FX University will be the host school for the 2021 U-Sports Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship. The event will be held in Halifax at Scotiabank Centre. It’s part of partnership with Sports Entertainment Atlantic, that will see the Final 8 also come to Halifax in 2019, with Dalhousie acting as the host. Acadia will host the National Men’s Hockey Championship in Halifax in 2020. UPEI will be the site of the women’s National Hockey Championship in 2019 and 2020. Next Fall, Acadia will be the venue for the National Women’s Rugby Championship.


Posted at 9:25 am on January 31, 2018

The St.FX Men’s and Women’s hockey teams have both climbed the weekly U-Sports ranks, and find themselves among the best in the nation. The X-Men swap places with UNB, and now sit number 1 in U-Sports. The X-Women move up to third nationally, and first in the competitive AUS.