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February 13, 2011

Provost becomes all-time CIS leading scorer

Photo credit Moncton Athletics

OTTAWA (CIS) - Université de Moncton forward Mariève Provost is the new all-time leader for career goals and points in Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s hockey.
 
The native of Laval, Que., who is playing in her fifth and final university campaign, picked up two goals and three assists over two games this weekend to up her career totals to 108 goals and 107 helpers for 215 points in 102 regular season matches.
 
Going into the weekend, Provost was tied with former University of Alberta great Danielle Bourgeois - a two-time CIS MVP - with 106 goals, and needed four points to break the previous national mark of 213 set by Tarin Podloski, another former CIS player of the year from Alberta.  
 
Provost scored her 107th career goal during a power play nine minutes and 17 seconds into a 6-2 road win over Saint Mary’s on Saturday. After netting her second of the afternoon early in the middle period, she tied Podloski’s point record when she assisted on Valérie Boisclair’s marker at 10:38 of the third frame.
 
On Sunday, in a 4-3 overtime victory over St. Thomas on home ice, Provost needed only 7:18 to tally her record-setting 214th point, picking up an assist on Kristine Labrie’s game-opening goal. She also collected a helper on Boisclair’s game-winner in extra time.   
 
“I am very happy that it’s done and that I established the new mark in front of the local fans,” said Provost, who received flowers and the historic puck from Université de Moncton president, Yvon Fontaine. “I could not have asked for better. I am happier with the team’s victory and our preparation for the AUS championship. I was happy with the assist and it took some of the pressure away. I have to give credit to my long-time line mates Valérie Boisclair and Kristine Labrie. I could not have done this without them.”
 
Provost was back in the Aigles Bleues lineup this weekend after missing three conference contests while in Turkey, where she helped Canada capture a second straight Winter Universiade title. She was also a member of the Canadian team that claimed gold when women’s hockey made its Universiade debut in 2009 in China.
 
She leads the Atlantic conference in scoring and ranks second in the country this season with 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points in 18 matches. Brock’s Kelly Walker finished the OUA conference schedule with 41 points (20-21-40) in 27 outings.

Provost has three regular season duels left to add to her career totals starting with a home date with Dalhousie on Friday.
 
A first-team AUS all-star each of her first four campaigns at Moncton, Provost has earned first-team all-Canadian status on three occasions. Since being named AUS rookie of-the-year in 2006-07, she has merited conference MVP honours twice and has won three AUS scoring titles along with one CIS scoring crown.

PROVOST SEASON-BY-SEASON BREAKDOWN (regular season only)

2010-11: 18 GP, 17 goals, 23 assists, 40 points
2009-10: 24 GP, 29-22-51
2008-09: 19 GP, 19-18-37
2007-08: 20 GP, 18-22-40
2006-07: 21 GP, 25-22-47
CAREER: 102 GP, 108-107-215

CIS WOMEN’S HOCKEY CAREER POINTS LEADERS (regular season only)

1. Mariève Provost, Moncton, 5th season (2006-07 to 2010-11), 102 GP, 108-107-215
2. Tarin Podloski, Alberta, 5 seasons (2004-05 to 2006-07 / 2008-09 to 2009-10), 107 GP, 91-122-213
3. Danielle Bourgeois, Alberta, 5 seasons (1999-00 / 2001-02 to 2004-05): 85 GP, 106-106-212
4. Brayden Ferguson, StFX, 5 seasons (2004-05 to 2008-09), 100 GP, 105-91-196
5. Lindsay Taylor, Saint Mary’s, 5 seasons (2002-03 to 2006-07): 74 GP, 80-104-184
                                                                                                                 
-CIS-

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