Male Athlete of the Week – Daniel Vautour (St. Louis de Kent, N.B.), 1st Year – RMC Paladins
It had been a winless start to the season for the RMC Paladins men’s hockey team, but thanks in large part to rookie goaltender Daniel Vautour, the team was able to crack the goose egg in fine fashion this week.
Not only did Vautour backstop the Paladins to their first two victories of the season, but did so against a top-ten squad in all of Canada. Going head to head with No. 7 UQTR, Vautour stood tall between the pipes in both the 2-1 (OT) win and the following 4-1 victory. The goaltender stopped 32 of 33 shots in the first game, and outdid himself in the second half of the back-to-back by stopping 44 of 45 shots.
The first-year Arts student, on an individual note, tallied his first two career wins, but also secured RMC’s first wins over UQTR since 2005.