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McGill sniper cops Quebec athlete of week honour

Published: 9 March 2010

 

 

MONTREAL - McGill hockey player Francis Verreault-Paul of Mashteuiatsh, Que., is the Quebec  University male athlete of the week for the period ending March 7, 2010.

 

Verreault-Paul, a 5-foot-10, 178-pound left-winger with the hockey Redmen, scored six points, including three goals, in two playoff games as McGill swept the No.3-ranked UQTR Patriotes to capture the OUA East conference title and qualify for a berth at the CIS national championship tournament in thunder Bay, Ont. The 22-year-old kinesiology and psychology sophomore netted the game-winner in a 3-2 road victory Trois-Rivieres on March 3 and then exploded for five points, including a pair of goals, in a 7-4 home-ice win over UQTR last Friday as McGill swept their best-of-three final series in straight games. Before joining the Redmen in 2008, he attended College de Chicoutimi while playing for the QMJHL's Chicoutimi Sagueneens.

 

McGill athletes have now been selected 11 times for the QSSF weekly award, with men winning the honour seven times. The 2009-10 honourees from McGill include:

 

Sept. 29  Alexandra Morin-Boucher (soccer)

Oct. 6      Mélissa Coré (golf)

Oct. 13    Simon Marcotte-Légaré (hockey)

Dec. 1     Francis Verreault-Paul (hockey)

Dec. 8     Francis Verreault-Paul (hockey)

Dec. 8     Vanessa Davidson (hockey)

Jan. 12   Cathy Chartrand (hockey)

Jan. 19   Matt Thornhill (basketball)

Jan. 26   Francis Verreault-Paul (hockey)

Feb. 23  Steven Bielby (swimming)

Mar. 9    Francis Verreault-Paul (hockey)

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