Pilots Joshua Armstrong is the MCAC Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending Feb. 6, 2022

In the upset of the week, the Providence University College (PUC) Pilots knocked off previously unbeaten Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers in men’s basketball during the second week of the second half of 2021-22 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) season. Third year shooting guard Joshua Armstrong had a spectacular night during the home victory in the week ending Feb. 6, 2022.

The Mississauga, ON native filled up the bucket as he led the way with a game-high 28 points, with six rebounds, one assist and four steals in a 80-66 win on Fri., Feb. 4.

With the upset win, PUC moved to a 4-5 conference record and handed the Blazers their first loss after nine games. It was also the Pilots first ‘W’ over CMU in five tries so far this season.

“Josh was a key player in our win against CMU this past Friday. Beyond a great offensive performance, Josh took care of CMU’s best player in defence, limiting the quality of the shots he took when he was defending him, “ stated PUC’s head coach Pierre Dubreuil. “Josh is a quiet leader in our team, but a leader nevertheless. Playing at the SG position, his basketball IQ allows him to also lead the ball when needed. He ability to drive and finish with both hands create a lot of troubles for defenders. And if they back down to cover the drive, Josh is also a sharpshooter and able to knock down shots from all around the arc.”

The Psychology student-athlete at PUC wants to build on this big weekend as their next game will be on the road versus Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges on Saturday, February 12 at 8 p.m. CT.

MCAC Athlete of the Week winners for 2021-22 season

Week 1 (ending Sept. 12, 2021)

WSOC: Kira Ireson – BU

MSOC: Franck Oumar N’Dia – USB

Week 2 (ending Sept. 19, 2021)

WSOC: Morgan Pierce – CMU

MSOC: Jai Virk – PUC

Week 3 (ending Sept. 26, 2021)

WSOC: Katie Moniot – USB

MSOC: Matheus Dos Anjos Aquino – CMU

Week 4 (ending Oct. 3, 2021)

WSOC: Sara Boissonneault – USB

MSOC: Garreth Rayner – PUC

Week 5 (ending Oct. 10, 2021)

WSOC: Paige Heide – PUC

MSOC: Jafet Sandoval – ACC

Week 6 (ending Oct. 17, 2021)

WSOC: Cassie Nazeravich – USB

MSOC: Ryder Anthony – BU

Week 7 (ending Oct. 24, 2021)

WSOC: Makayla Myer – PUC

MSOC: Joel Dueck – PUC

Week 8 (ending Oct. 31, 2021)

WSOC: Mylène Chabot – USB

MSOC: Diego Rodriguez – BU

Week 9 (ending Nov. 7, 2021)

WVB: Alex Buhler – PUC

MVB: Noah Barcellona – ACC

Week 10 (ending Nov. 14, 2021)

WVB: Halle Meisner – CMU

MBB: Nathan Ens – PUC

Week 11 (ending Nov. 21, 2021)

WVB: Brielle Grenier – USB

MVB: Tyler Klassen – PUC

Week 12 (ending Nov. 28, 2021)

WBB: Shirliz Apiyo – CMU

MVB: Austin Anderson – PUC

Week 13 (ending Dec. 5, 2021)

WBB: Julia Schatkowsky – CMU

MVB: Carter Beattie – ACC

Week 14 (ending Jan. 30, 2022)

WVB: Maddie Fehr – PUC

MVB: Nick Friesen – PUC

Week 15 (ending Feb. 6, 2022)

WFUT: Tiegan Kroeker – CMU

MBB: Joshua Armstrong – PUC