Wager named athlete of week

Former Muskie Gary Wager has been honoured as Mountie of the Week for his stellar and gritty performance against the Concordia Stingers on Saturday (Oct. 22).
In his final home game appearance at MacAulay Field, Wager, who stands 6’1” and weighs 185 pounds, caught 11 passes for a game- and career-high 177 yards.
And that despite a suspected broken foot which he sustained in the second quarter.
The former Fort Frances resident played quarterback for the Muskie football team coached by Bob Swing.
In his final year of high school, Wager was awarded an honour which recognized him as the player “contributing most to the team over a career.”
When he arrived at Mount Allison in 2002, he shared the quarterbacking duties, but it became evident that Wager was an extremely versatile and reliable athlete—and one who was needed at other positions on the field.
In the last two seasons for the Mounties, he consistently has turned in good performances as a quick-footed and sure-handed receiver for the team.
Majoring in marketing, Wager currently is in his last year of Commerce at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B.
Mount Allison University is one of the smallest liberal arts and science undergraduate universities in Canada, with an enrolment of around 2,250 students.
It has been ranked as one of the top two undergraduate universities in Canada by Maclean’s magazine for 14-consecutive years—a record of achievement unmatched by any other Canadian university.