Athletes of the Week - January 27-February 2

Reggie Traccitto, Men's Hockey
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Posted on Monday, 3 February 2014

UPEI Athletics and Recreation announced the UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of January 27-February 2. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases 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: Amy Gough, Women’s Basketball; Reggie Traccitto, Men’s Hockey

What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week

When: Week of January 27-February 2

Why: Amy Gough, a fourth-year nursing student from St. John’s, Newfoundland, helped her Panther basketball team to a split of two games at Dalhousie on the weekend. In a close 65-58 loss on Friday night, Gough scored 20 points, shooting six for eleven, including one from the three-point range and made seven of nine free throws. Gough also collected 10 rebounds, two assists, and three steals, and had two blocked shots. In her team’s 76-70 win over Dalhousie on Saturday, Gough scored 23 points; nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Gough also had an outstanding defensive weekend, holding Dalhousie's leading scorer to 11 and 12 points respectively in the two games. This is Gough’s third UPEI Athlete of the Week honour of the 2013-2014 season.

Reggie Traccitto, a fourth-year arts student from Oakville, Ontario is having a great offensive season so far with the men’s hockey Panthers. Over the weekend, Traccitto contributed two goals in the Panthers 5-2 win over Acadia on Friday, and pitched in with a goal and an assist in the Panthers 7-3 loss to Dalhousie on Saturday.

Gough and Traccitto will be recognized at this week’s UPEI Athletes of the Week Celebration on Thursday, February 6 at 12:45 pm in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre’s McMillan Hall. All are welcome.

Panther Action this week:

Wednesday, February 5
7:30 pm (M) Hockey @ StFX

Friday, February 7
7:00 pm (M) Hockey @ UdeM
7:30 pm (W) Hockey vs. STU
AUS Swimming Championship (Feb 7-9) @ MUN

Saturday, February 8
3:00 pm (W) Basketball vs. SMU—Shoot for the Cure
3:30 pm (W) Hockey vs. SMU
5:00 pm (M) Basketball vs. SMU
7:00 pm (M) Hockey vs. STU
AUS Swimming Championship (Feb 7-9) @ MUN

Go Panthers Go!

Amy Gough, Women's BasketballAmy Gough, Women's Basketball

For information:
Ron Annear
UPEI Athletics and Recreation
(902) 566-0991,