Stellar goaltending leads Concordia, Saskatchewan to semifinals after Day 2

OTTAWA, ON – After a set of dramatic quarterfinal games on Day 1 of the 2022 U SPORTS WHKY National Championship, Day 2 proved to be a lot less dramatic. The Saskatchewan Huskies shutout the Brock Badgers 4-0 before the Concordia Stingers followed that up with a 7-0 thumping of the host UPEI Panthers.

Saskatchewan 4 | Brock 0


Things started even in the matchup between the second best teams in the OUA and Canada West. The end of the first period of play saw the score tied at 0-0 with Saskatchewan leading in the shots 11-8. The second period started with more of the same until Sara Kendall opened the scoring just over seven minutes into the period on a backhand that got past Brock goalie Tiffany Hsu.

In the third period it was all Saskatchewan. The Huskies outshot the Badgers 11-6 and saw early goals from Brooklyn Stevely and Kara Kondrat before a late empty net goal from Nicole Fry sealed the 4-0 win for the Huskies. Camryn Drever picked up 27 saves in the shutout victory.

Concordia 7 | UPEI 0


In the evening game, for UPEI it could best be described as started decently, got bad and then got much worse. The night started relatively even between the Stingers and the Panthers but by the end of the first it was 10-4 in shots for Concordia and 1-0 on the scoreboard thanks to a power-play goal from Rosalie Begin-Cyr. It was more of the same in the second period as Concordia picked up two more goals to go up 3-0 including another on the power-play. By the end of the game Concordia had gone 3/4 on the power-play compared to a lifeless 0/3 for UPEI.

In the third period Concordia just started to pile on. Begin-Cyr added an early short-handed goal and another late to pick up the hat-trick. By the time Audrey Belzile scored the third power-play goal of the game late in the third for Concordia it was 7-0 for the Stingers which held. She only faced 14 shots by the end but Alice Philbert picked up the shutout victory.

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