UBC’s Cassidy Rhodes and STFX’s Raaymakers are the U SPORTS hockey players of the week for the period ending January 15, 2023.
Cassidy Rhodes, UBC
- Position: Forward
- Hometown: Ardrossan, Alta.
- Year of eligibility: 1
- Academic program: Kinesiology
The rookie forward put up a 5-point week as the UBC Thunderbirds swept a pair of games against the Saskatchewan Huskies. Rhodes scored three goals and added a pair of assists in the contests.
Rhodes and their Thunderbirds are on the road for a pair of games this week facing the Manitoba Bisons on Friday and Saturday in Winnipeg.
Joseph Raaymakers, STFX
- Position: Goaltender
- Hometown: Chatham, Ont.
- Year of eligibility: 3
- Academic program: Education
Raaymakerrs turned aside 75 of 78 shots faced last week, posting a 2-0 record en route to athlete of the week honours. Raaymakers made 42 saves in a 4-0 blanking of Moncton, before stopping 33 of the 36 shots he faced in a 4-3 overtime win over the UNB Reds. The third-year education student finished the week with a 1.50 goals against average and .962 save percentage.
Raaymakers and the X-Men return to action tonight when they host the Dalhousie Tigers.