Provost could establish a record as the Aigles Bleues play two weekend games
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Université de Moncton Aigles Bleues will play two weekend games in Atlantic University Sport women's hockey action by travelling to Halifax on Saturday for a make-up game at 5 pm and then hosting Saint Thomas University Tommies, Sunday at 2 pm, at the J.-Louis-Lévesque Arena.
Mariève Provost is back from the world university games in Turkey and will get the chance to add to her point totals. She needs at least four more to establish a Canadian Interuniversity Sport scoring career record. Provost has 210 points on 106 goals and 104 assists and the record of 213 points is held by Tarin Podloski, of Alberta.
Moncton hasn't played in the past two weeks but is assured berth in the AUS Championship Tournament in March with a 12-5-2 record for 26 points, placing them in second place. The Huskies are fourth with 8-9-2=18 points and the Tommies fifth with 8-10-2=18 points.
"I do not feel a lot of pressure to establish a Canadian record," Mariève Provost said. "I have a team objective to win the AUS. Even if we have qualified for the AUS Championships, we need to play well and continue winning to better be prepared for the playoffs. The two-week break allowed the players to rest and should not harm our play. I feel we're ready to tackle the last few games of the season."
Provost adds that she is not overly concerned if she does not establish a new scoring record. She just won a second career gold medal at the world university FISU games in Turkey, with team Canada. "I am very happy to have had that experience," added Provost. "The only thing is that the calibre of play was not very high; that was a bit disappointing. I played well with Kim Deschênes of New Brunswick. I am very happy to have represented the Université de Moncton and my country at the competition. It was an honour to wear the Canada jersey."
Coach Denis Ross said his team's two week layoff should not be a hindrance and he expects his players will get back to high intensity play at the first whistle. All players are being asked to contribute to the success of the team in order to set the stage for the playoffs following the last five regular schedule games.
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