ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS athletes of the week (#21): St. Thomas’ Apperson, UPEI’s Power honoured

OTTAWA (CIS) – Hockey players Kelty Apperson from St. Thomas University and Marcus Power from the University of Prince Edward Island are the ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS female and male athletes of the week for the period ending Feb. 21, 2016.

Apperson, a fourth-year arts student from New Hamburg, Ont., tallied seven points in two games, including both game-winning goals, as the nationally sixth-ranked Tommies swept the Dalhousie Tigers in the best-of-three quarter-final round of the Subway AUS Championship. The 5-foot-9 forward and team captain opened the playoffs last Wednesday with a natural hat-trick and an assist in a 6-2 triumph, before adding her second straight game-winner and a pair of helpers on Friday as STU eliminated the Tigers with a 3-1 victory. St. Thomas and Apperson, who had a team-high 26 points in 24 regular season outings, open the semifinal round at Moncton on Thursday at 7 p.m. AST, live on

McGill volleyball player Emilie Matte de Grasse, York volleyball player Kirsten Dillon and Saskatchewan basketball player Laura Dally were also nominated for the women's award.

Power, a second-year business administration student from St. John's, Nfld., posted five points in two contests, including the series-clinching goal in overtime, as the Panthers upset then nationally fifth-ranked Acadia in the quarter-finals of the Subway AUS Championship. The 6-foot forward had three assists in last Wednesday's 6-3 series-opening victory, including a helper on the game-winning goal, and added his fourth assist of the playoffs in the first period of Friday's rematch before lifting his troops to a 4-3 win four minutes and 45 second into extra time. Power, who had 109 points in 67 games in his final QMJHL season with Rouyn-Noranda in 2013-14, now faces the challenging task of leading UPEI against No. 1 UNB starting on Thursday at 7 p.m. AST, live on

Montreal volleyball player Philippe Carrier, Toronto volleyball player Aleksa Miladinovic and Calgary hockey player Elgin Pearce were the other male nominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Kelty Apperson, hockey, St. Thomas (recipient)
RSEQ: Emilie Matte de Grasse, volleyball, McGill
OUA: Kirsten Dillon, volleyball, York
CWUAA: Laura Dally, basketball, Saskatchewan

Male nominees:
AUS: Marcus Power, hockey, UPEI (recipient)
RSEQ: Philippe Carrier, volleyball, Montreal
OUA: Aleksa Miladinovic, volleyball, Toronto
CWUAA: Elgin Pearce, hockey, Calgary

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