Wednesday, January 30, 2013

LaCosta Named UNB Athlete Of The Week

Varsity Reds goaltender Dan LaCosta has been named the UNB Varsity Reds and Dominos Pizza Athlete of the Week.

LaCosta, the 5th year native of Labrador City, was instrumental in helping the V-Reds pick up victories over both Saint Mary's and St. FX this past weekend. On Friday night in a first place showdown against the Huskies LaCosta stopped 20 out of 22 shots as UNB won 4-2. He continued his solid play the next night with 23 saves on 24 shots in a 2-1 victory over the X-Men as the V-Reds clinched first place for the 6th straight season.

After an injury plagued first season as a V-Red last year LaCosta has thus far shown the form that once made him a 3rd round draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets. He currently leads the conference with an 0.929 winning percentage (13-1-0), ranks 2nd with a 2.05 GAA, and ranks 3rd with a 0.912 save percentage.

Congratulations Dan!