UPEI Athletics and Recreation announced the UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of January 13-19. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcase these talented athletes to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports throughout the season. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.
Who: Darcy Zinck, Women’s Basketball; and Wayne Savage, Men’s Hockey
What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week
When: Week of January 13-19
Why: Darcy Zinck, a third-year arts student and women’s basketball player from Halifax, Nova Scotia, led the Panthers offensively while providing excellent defense and leadership. The 5’8” point guard scored 15 points, including shooting five for seven from beyond the 3-point arc, collected three rebounds, and had four assists in the Panthers 62-60 loss to Acadia on Friday. On Saturday, the team rebounded for a 58-50 win over Acadia, with Zinck producing 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, and one steal.
Wayne Savage, a fourth-year arts student and men’s hockey player from St. Thomas, Ontario, provided outstanding goaltending on the weekend backstopping the Panthers to two important road wins. On Friday, the Panthers won 3-0 over StFX, with Savage recording the shutout in a 34-save performance, and was selected first star of the game. On Saturday, the Panthers defeated Saint Mary’s 3-2, with Savage stopping 38 of 40 shots, and assisting the game-winning goal by sending Chris Desousa on a breakaway.
Zinck and Savage will be recognized at this week’s UPEI Athletes of the Week Celebration on Thursday, January 23 at 12:45 pm in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre’s McMillan Hall. All are welcome.
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