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Sudbury shot stopper making her mark at OUA level

Stephanie Pascal earns OUA athlete of the week honours
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Sudbury's Stephanie Pascal was recently honoured as the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) female athlete of the week. (usports.ca)

Sudbury's Stephanie Pascal was recently honoured as the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) female athlete of the week.

Pascal plays goalie for the Queen’s University women's hockey team and backstopped the Gaels to a pair of wins last week. 

In a showdown between the two top teams in the OUA, the Gaels held on for a 1-0 win on the road over the Guelph Gryphons to hold on to the top spot in the OUA. 

Pascal picked up the shutout in the process, stopping all 20 shots she faced to pick up the victory. The next day, Pascal was back between the pipes and delivered yet again for the Gaels, as the Sudbury product shut out the York Lions by stopping all 19 shots faced. 

Pascal's team is currently holding down first place in the province and is the number seven ranked women's university hockey team in Canada. This season, Pascal sports a 1.19 goals-against average, ranking third in the nation and has won a U-Sports-leading 13 games. 

Her six shutouts also lead the OUA and her 0.950 save percentage is good enough for sixth across Canada.

In receiving OUA athlete of the week honours, Pascal has put herself in the running for the national award against athletes from across the country.

*Fun fact: Stephanie Pascal is the daughter of Sudbury.com's go-to sports reporter and founder of Sudburysports.com, Randy Pascal.