Halifax, N.S. – It’s Hockey Night in the Maritimes. Not only do the two AUS women’s hockey series play their game twos tonight, but the men’s hockey semis begin in Halifax. The Acadia Axemen, after stunning the StFX X-Men in last week’s quarterfinals, face their next challenge in the Saint Mary’s Huskies — ranked seventh in U SPORTS. Tomorrow night, the Moncton Aigles Bleus head … Continue reading AUS MHKY Semifinals Preview: Two hot underdogs and two colossal favourites
HALIFAX, NS – The road to the U CUP in Charlottetown begins tonight, featuring Charlottetown’s own. The AUS men’s hockey playoffs get underway in Charlottetown and Antigonish this evening. The UPEI Panthers welcome the Moncton Aigles Bleus to the Island, while the Acadia Axemen head to StFX to play the X-Men. Awaiting them in the next round — set to begin a week from today … Continue reading AUS MHKY Quarterfinals Preview: The road to PEI begins
Halifax, N.S. – The Saint Mary’s Huskies came into game one of their AUS quarterfinal as the second-highest-scoring team in the conference. But it took an early scare and a long, long fight afterward to finally grab a lead. The Moncton Aigles Bleues — coming out of the gate raring for reckless-abandon playoff hockey — controlled most of the first period. The switch flipped at … Continue reading AUS WHKY Quarterfinals: SMU fights back versus Moncton, while UPEI prevails at home
Halifax, N.S. – Playoff season is upon us — the first “normal” postseason since 2020. The AUS women’s hockey playoffs begin tonight in Halifax and Charlottetown. In the Nova Scotian capital, the Saint Mary’s Huskies welcome the Moncton Aigles Bleues to the Dauphinee Centre. Meanwhile, the Dalhousie Tigers cross the Confederation Bridge to visit the UPEI Panthers in Charlottetown. The quarterfinal victors take on either … Continue reading AUS WHKY Quarterfinals Preview: Who moves on to UNB or StFX?
Breaking down everything that is left to be decided on the final weekend of the regular season in AUS hockey HALIFAX, NS – The AUS Hockey seasons are just about over. Nuts, right? Well, the real season is just beginning. The second half has flown by as playoff spots have been clinched, FISU gold medals won and other surprises here and there. And with that … Continue reading What’s left to be decided on the final weekend of AUS Hockey?
On what Matthew Struthers admitted wasn’t a shot he was trying to score with, his second goal of the night was the one that sent his team to the conference finals and the U CUP men’s hockey championships at Acadia in less than two weeks. Continue reading StFX, UNB going back to U CUP after wins to clinch conference semis
HALIFAX, NS – The AUS men’s hockey semifinals didn’t kick off with the offensive fireworks seen in the quarterfinals, but the results of two defensive-dominated games were just as enthralling. In one game, Matthew Philip of the Saint Francis Xavier X-Men jumped on a loose puck in the crease 5:04 into overtime to seal a 2-1 victory over the Saint Mary’s Huskies. It was Philip’s … Continue reading AUS MHKY: Overtime magic in Antigonish and a low-scorer at UNB, as top teams take series openers
The Moncton Aigles Bleus wouldn’t be in the playoffs in a “normal” season. They finished seventh, dead last, in the AUS men’s hockey standings in a COVID-crippled schedule. They won just once in their final nine regular-season games and were being counted out of a close conference playoff picture. But two weeks, three wins and a couple of Etienne Montpetit clinics later, Moncton is two … Continue reading AUS: Moncton nabs game three of MHKY quarterfinal, while UNB strikes first in WHKY final
Halifax, NS – After the 11-goal barnburner Friday night at UPEI, it was strange to see the series morph into a defensive showdown. But as with his three regular-season starts in the second half of the AUS season, Justin Sumarah stole the show. This time, it was his playoffs coming out party. And it was a performance that sealed an AUS semifinal berth for the … Continue reading AUS MHKY: Sumarah leads SMU to semis as Moncton force finale with Dalhousie
Connor Welsh is in his fourth year with the Dalhousie Tigers. Shaun Miller is in his first. On Friday night, they had three things in common: they both play for Dal, they both scored, and they have both earned their first career AUS playoff wins, following the Tigers’ 4-3 advantage over the Moncton Aigles Bleus. The veteran-rookie combo wasn’t only present. They made the difference. … Continue reading AUS: Dal men’s hockey wins first postseason contest since 2004, while two games go to overtime in conference playoffs