Mark Tremaine is self-assured that the X-Men’s target of keeping the victories coming in for Saint Francis Xavier University hockey team and winning one national championship is within reach.
This perspective comes following his witnessing of the X-Men hockey team’s performance for the past three years that he has been a part of it.
When he was still starting his stint with the squad, Tremaine experienced the glorious feeling of winning Atlantic University Sport (AUS) titles.
Recently, the X-Men defeated the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Panthers, 5-1, on January 22, scoring four second-period goals.
This victory earned the X-Men two significant points in the AUS men’s hockey rankings.
Moreover, on Saturday, the Saint Francis Xavier University’s hockey team rapidly scored three goals during the initial seven minutes of their game against the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Reds in Antigonish, 3-2.
This season, the X-Men is the only team to defeat the UNB in regulation time.
Considering the undeniable hockey playing prowess of his team, Tremaine is confident that winning in their succeeding hockey matches would be effortless.
This week, X-Men head coach Brad Peddle has appointed the 24-year-old fourth-year forward as the team’s captain.
Tremaine has accepted the role wholeheartedly as this season could be his final year of playing for the team.
The Human Kinetics major was able to accumulate 20 points and seven goals in all 26 games for the Saint Francis Xavier hockey team this season.
Successful on a three-win week, the six-foot-one inches tall university hockey player will steer the X-Men (14-9-3) for another win as they face-off against the Saint Mary’s Huskies (18-7-1) on Friday, February 1.
The Dartmouth, Nova Scotia native cited that with most of his teammates already in their senior years at university and had already served as captains, they are quite knowledgeable about how to secure victories already.
With tremendous confidence in his team and in himself, Tremaine also mentioned that the X-Men was able to surpass challenges like player concussions but he said that they are, nevertheless, “trending upward.”