Mounties hockey netminder Kate Oâ€™Brien has been named the universitys's athlete of the week (March 3-10) for her performance during the Subway AUS womenâ€™s hockey best of three championship series.
SACKVILLE, N.B. â€“ Mount Allisonâ€™s department of athletics and recreation is pleased to announce that Mounties hockey netminder Kate Oâ€™Brien has been named the Joeyâ€™s Pizza and Pasta Athlete of the Week for March 3-10.
Oâ€™Brien and her hockey teammates took Moncton to game three in the inaugural Subway AUS womenâ€™s hockey best of three championship series before losing 2-0 on Saturday night. Oâ€™Brien, a third-year goalie from Greenwood, NS, played all three games of the final series and was very strong in goal to backstop the Mounties. Oâ€™Brien also was instrumental in series wins for the Mounties over St. Thomas (quarterfinals) and StFX (semi-finals).
In the finals, Oâ€™Brien and the Mounties lost game one by a score of 2-1 in Moncton. The Mounties actually scored as time expired but the goal was judged to have gone in just after the buzzer. In game two, the Mounties fell down 2-0 early but then delighted the hometown crowd by roaring back to win 3-2 in overtime. During the game Oâ€™Brien made many key saves to preserve the win for the Mounties. On Saturday, Oâ€™Brien was once again very steady in the Mounties net as the Mounties eventually fell 2-0.
Upcoming Mountie action
Thursday, Mar. 27
â€“ Night of the Mounties â€“ 7:30 p.m.