Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Dove-McFalls Recognized

Centre Samuel Dove-McFalls has been named the UNB Reds/Papa John's Pizza male Athlete of the Week after helping the Reds to a pair of big road victories last weekend that clinched first place.

In Friday night's 4-2 win over the second place Acadia Axemen Dove-McFalls scored the go ahead goal in the 3rd period and added an assist on the insurance goal. He followed that performance up with an assist in Saturday's 5-1 win against the third place Saint Mary's Huskies. In addition to his three point weekend, the sophomore also won 26 out of 45 face-offs on the weekend.

Dove-McFalls has quickly established himself as one of the best two-way centres in the league. Not only is he is heavily relied on to win key face-offs, which he routinely does over 60% of the time, but he has also chipped in 9 goals, 15 assists, and a +14 rating in 28 games. He has been especially strong down the stretch with points in his last nine games.

The Reds close out their regular season schedule this weekend with games against UPEI at the AUC and Moncton on the road.