(HALIFAX, N.S.) Emily Oleksuk of the St. Thomas Tommies women's hockey team and Boston Leier of the Acadia Axemen hockey team have been named the Subway AUS Athletes of the Week for their respective performances for this past week.
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Emily Oleksuk
University: St. Thomas Tommies
Sport: Women’s Hockey
Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ont.
Year of eligibility: Third
Academic program: BA
Emily Oleksuk of the St. Thomas Tommies women’s hockey team is the Subway Atlantic University Sport female athlete of the week for the week ending Feb. 18, 2018.
A third-year science student from Thunder Bay, Ont., Oleksuk led the Tommies to a two-game sweep of of the UPEI Panthers in the quarter-final round of the Subway AUS Women’s Hockey Playoffs.
In Tuesday’s 3-1 win in Fredericton, she had a goal and an assist.
The Tommies completed the sweep Friday with an 8-1 win in Charlottetown. Oleksuk managed a hat trick, and assisted on a fourth goal, and was named Subway Player of the Game for her efforts.
MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Boston Leier
School: Acadia University
Sport: Men’s Hockey
Hometown: Saskatoon, Sask.
Year of eligibility: Fourth
Academic program: BBA
Boston Leier of the Acadia Axemen hockey team is the Subway Atlantic University Sport male athlete of the week for the week ending Feb. 18, 2018.
A fourth-year forward from Saskatoon, Sask., Leier led the Axemen to a two-game sweep of the Dalhousie Tigers in the quarter-final round of the Subway AUS Men’s Hockey Playoffs.
In Wednesday’s 5-2 win, Leier earned Subway Player of the Game nods after notching two goals, including the eventual game winner, and adding an assist.
Friday, Acadia completed the series sweep with a 4-2 win in Halifax. Leier notched an empty-net goal in the final minute to secure the win.