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Newfoundlanders Boland, Newhook earn weekly honours


Both had big weekends for their university teams last weekend

St. John’s native Tyler Boland is the latest Atlantic University Sport male athlete of the week.

The 23-year-old Boland, in his third year at the University of New Brunswick, had five goals and three assists in leading to leading the Reds to wins over UPEI and Moncton last weekend; he was named the Subway player of the game in both contests.

Boland, a recreation and sports studies student, has 16 goals and 21 assists in 21 games for defending U Sports national champion UNB, which is the No, 1-ranked team in the country. The centre’s 37 points are not only the most in the AUS, but also the most in the nation.

Boland isn’t the only university-playing St. John’s native to receive hockey accolades in the last day or so.

Alex Newhook, n his freshman season at Boston College, was named the Hockey East rookie of the week after registering three points (G, 2A) as the Eagles split a pair of games against UMass last week. 

Newhook, the 2019 Colorado Avalanche first-round draft pick, is tied for eighth among all NCAA freshmen in scoring with 16 points (7G, 9A) in 18 games for Boston College, fourth in the Division One rankings.

The 18-year-old forward (he turns 19 later this month) has at least one point in 10 of his last 12 games.

Twitter: @telysports

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