Ice Hockey (M)
Francis Verreault-Paul of the McGill Redmen hockey team is the OUA Pioneer Energy male athlete of the week.
Francis Verreault-Paul of Mashteuiatsh, Que., is the McGill University - Ye Olde Orchard athlete of the week, for the period ending Mar. 25, 2012.
The McGill Redmen advanced to the gold medal final of the CIS men's hockey championship for the second consecutive year despite a 4-3 loss to the Saskatchewan Huskies in the Pool B finale, Saturday afternoon, in front of a capacity crowd 3,750 at the University of New Brunswick's Aitken Centre.
The second-seeded McGill Redmen scored a pair of power play goals in the first six minutes and never looked back as they doubled the No. 5 Moncton Aigles Bleus 6-3 in the opening game of the 50th CIS men's hockey championship in front of 3,750 fans at the University of New Brunswick's Aitken Centre, Thursday afternoon.
Marc-André Dorion, a senior rearguard with the McGill University Redmen, was named defenceman of the year for the second time in three seasons in CIS men's hockey, Wednesday night.
The McGill University Redmen will be gunning for their first University Cup in program history this week when they open the 50th anniversary edition of the CIS men's hockey national championship tournament at the Aitken Centre in Fredericton.
For the second consecutive year, the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds and McGill Redmen head into the CIS men's hockey championship as the No. 1 and 2 seeds, respectively.
Francis Verreault-Paul scored once and added two helpers as No.2-ranked McGill skated to a 4-1 victory over the No.3 Western Mustangs to capture the 101st edition of the Queen's Cup, emblematic of the OUA men's hockey championship before 1,751 at Thompson Arena, Saturday.