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Posted at 8:45 am on February 22, 2017

St. FX hockey players have swept the AUS  athlete of the week awards The AUS female athlete of the week is X-Women hockey forward Sarah Bujold, with seven points in

Sarah Bujold

two playoff wins by St. FX over Dalhousie to sweep their best of three quarter final in two games.  Bujold is the U Sports scoring champion this season with 43 points, and led the country in goals with 24.

The AUS male athlete of the week is X-men Hockey forward Bryson Cianfrone, who had two strong games as St. FX won their best of three

Bryson Cianfrone

quarter final with Moncton two games to none.  Cianfrone had a goal and two assists in their 6-2 victory in game one and had the game winning goal in Friday’s 4-3 series clinching contest.


Posted at 10:39 am on February 21, 2017

The schedules have been set for the AUS semi-final playoffs for men’s and women’s hockey.  On the men’s side, St. FX will play Acadia in the best of 5 affair, with games one and two to be played in Wolfville Thursday and Friday nights.  Game 3 will be played next Monday night at St. FX, and Game 4 if necessary next Tuesday evening also at the Keating Centre. The other series also opens Thursday, featuring Saint Mary’s at UNB.

Meantime the St. FX X-Women will play the St. Thomas Tommies in a best of three semi-final.  Game one will be Friday night in Fredericton, with game two at St. FX Sunday evening.  The other semi-final, between Moncton and Saint Mary’s begins Thursday in Halifax.


Posted at 10:36 am on February 21, 2017

Hockey players dominated this week’s choice as St. FX Athletes of the Week.  The female athlete of the week is X-Women hockey forward Sarah Bujold, with seven points

Sarah Bujold

in two playoff wins by St. FX over Dalhousie to sweep their best of three quarter final in two games.  Bujold is the U Sports scoring champion this season with 43 points, and led the country in goals with 24.

The male athlete of the week is X-men Hockey forward Bryson Cianfrone, who had two strong games as St. FX won their best of three quarter

Bryson Cianfrone

final with Moncton two games to none.  Cianfrone had a goal and two assists in their opening game victory and had the game winning goal in Friday’s 4-3 series clinching contest.


Posted at 10:53 am on February 17, 2017

It has been a tough winter for the X-Men football team, as their offensive and defensive coordinator both announced they were stepping away from their roles at St.FX. It was announced yesterday that X has found their new offensive coordinator, Warren Goldie, for the 2017 season.

Headcoach, Gary Waterman says Goldie brings a lot of experience at the U-Sport level. X also lost their 5th year quarterback, so Warren’s expertise with quarterbacks made him the best fit for the job:

 

 

Goldie spent nearly a decade on the coaching staff for Queens, and brings a lot of experience to X. Waterman says they are still working hard to find the new defensive coordinator.


Posted at 1:23 pm on February 14, 2017

St.FX hockey forward Daley Oddy has returned from Kazakhstan after playing in an international hockey tournament representing Canada. Oddy came home with the

Daley Oddy

silver medal after losing to Russia, 4-1 in the gold medal game. The tournament, the Universiade, is an opportunity for international competition between universities all around the world.

While silver was not the result that Oddy and team Canada wanted, she says the experience of playing for her country is one she won’t forget:

 

Oddy finished out the season on a high note for the X-Women, scoring a goal and adding three assists. X has their first playoff game against Dalhousie on Thursday night home at the Keating Centre at 7:00.


Posted at 1:20 pm on February 14, 2017

The X Athletes of the week include competitors from Hockey, Curling and Track. Two nods for Women athletes, as Emma Logan was named co-winner of StFX Athlete of the week for

Emma Logan

curling. Emma led the X-Women to their first ever AUS curling championship this weekend in Truro. X will advance to the U-Sports National Championship in Ontartio. In women’s hockey, Sarah Bujold was awarded co-honours for AOTW. Sarah had a hat trick and three assists

Sarah Bujold

yesterday in X’s win over Mount Allison, this weekend in X’s wins over UNB and Mount Allison. Sarah also claimed the scoring crown for the AUS this season, having 43 points in the regular season.

On the men’s side, Adrian Kinney took home AOTW honours for track and field. Kinney, a sprinter, had a pair of first

Adrian Kinney

place finishes at the SMU Open this past weekend. Adrian won the 60m dash with a time of 6.99. He also won the 300m dash with a time of 36.17.


Posted at 12:53 pm on February 10, 2017

St. FX Athletics paid tribute its 2015-2016 Academic all-Canadians at an event Thursday.  This past season, the university had a record 73 Academic All-Canadians, who achieved an average of 80 per cent or better while playing on a varsity team.  That’s up from 61 Academic All-Canadians in the 2014-2015 school year.


Posted at 10:43 am on February 9, 2017

Antigonish native Patti-Anne Tracey has committed to play for X-Women Hockey next season.   Tracey has played at a high level in women’s hockey, and has represented Nova Scotia on several elite teams.  She’s currently playing for the Northern Subway Selects of the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League.  X-Women Head Coach Dave Synishin says Tracey brings a lot to the team.
Synishin says it’s exciting to have a high caliber local player like Tracey  join the team.  Tracey will be taking business in the fall at St. FX.


Posted at 2:06 pm on February 8, 2017

Nascar legend Mark Martin will be the star driver attending this years IWK 250 at Riverside Speedway. Martin is a recent inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame and is known as one of the most respected and kind drivers in the sport.

Martin says the opportunity came to him when former NASCAR champion, Brad Keselowski reccomended the event. Mark says he hasn’t raced since 2013, and he’s excited for the challenge of getting into a race car again:

 

The IWK 250 Presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body is a three-day event starting Thursday, July 13 with the IWK 250 Tailgate Party. On Friday, July 14, it’s the NAPA Sportsman Series with a 100-lap championship points event, along with the Maritime League of Legends. Then, on Saturday night, Mark Martin will face the stars of the Maritime Pro Stock Tour for a 250 green flag lap race.


Posted at 1:13 pm on February 8, 2017

St. FX X-Men Basketball Forward Kevin Bercy is the AUS Male Athlete of the Week.  Bercy scored 26 points and had 17 rebounds in an 85-83 win for the X-Men  over

Kevin Bercy

Saint Mary’s in Halifax Friday night.

He sits second in both AUS and USports rebounding, averaging 11.2 per game.  His field goal percentage of 61 is best in the country.