Badger stares down the shooters

Jenna Sosnoski (Photo: Brock University)

Jenna Sosnoski (Photo: Brock University)

Brock Badgers goaltender Jenna Sosnoski is this week’s Pioneer Energy Ontario University Athletics female athlete of the week for the period ending Jan. 12.

The first-year puck stopper helped lead Brock’s women’s hockey team to back-to-back shootout victories, highlighted by an upset over the No. 2 ranked Laurier Golden Hawks on Thursday evening at the Seymour-Hannah Centre. The rookie netminder recorded a career high 52 saves and turned aside all six Laurier shooters for the 4-3 win.

On Sunday against the Waterloo Warriors, the New Dundee, Ont., native added 27 saves and stopped nine of 10 shooters she faced in a shootout to log another 4-3 victory for the Badgers.

Sosnoski recorded a .929 save percentage for the weekend.

The male athlete of the week is Royal Military College of Canada Paladins hockey player Evan Deviller.

The third-year goaltender registered an astounding 94 saves for the Paladins over two games this past weekend. The Sackville, N.B., native recorded 50 saves in RMC’s 4-2 home-ice win over UOIT on Friday evening. On Saturday, Deviller’s 44 saves was the lone bright spot in RMC’s 7-1 loss against the No. 9 Carleton Ravens.