Ahead of Saturday’s semifinals — UQTR versus UNB, then UPEI versus Alberta — let’s revisit some of the quarterfinals’ highlights and storylines. Continue reading 3 takaways from the U SPORTS men’s hockey quarterfinals
Halifax, N.S. – Well, we weren’t expecting that on night one of the AUS men’s hockey semifinals. After the Acadia Axemen trounced the StFX X-Men in last week’s conference quarterfinals, they hit an absolute Saint Mary’s Huskies wall in Halifax Thursday night. From wire-to-wire, the home team tore up the ice, glass and net twine in Acadia’s end on the way to a 7-1 victory. … Continue reading AUS HOCKEY PLAYOFFS: Huskies make statement in semifinal opener versus Acadia, while women’s teams play game twos
Halifax, N.S. – Four teams. Two spots at the 2023 U SPORTS Women’s Hockey Championship at the Université de Montréal. One time to rock — now. The AUS women’s hockey semifinals get underway in Fredericton and Antigonish tonight. In the New Brunsiwck capital, the defending AUS champion UNB Reds welcome last year’s U SPORTS championship host, the UPEI Panthers. One province east, the StFX X-Women … Continue reading AUS WHKY Semifinals Preview: Four teams claw for two spots at nationals
Halifax, N.S. – Olivia Eustace may have had just four shots on Friday night against the UPEI Panthers, but that doesn’t do any justice to how many times she almost ended the game by herself. With five minutes left in the third period, the Dalhousie Tigers star danced around a pair of Panthers’ defenders before wiring a shot high. Then, in the final minute, she … Continue reading AUS WHKY: Tigers force game three with double-OT heroics
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?
HALIFAX, NS – The first U SPORTS Women’s Hockey Championship in two years was weird, wacky and wonderful. We’ve seen some strange milestones hit (when there weren’t any ice issues, anyway). Besides the first game of the tournament, all matchups ended in shutouts. That would be 10 straight for those counting, which is a tournament record. That broke the previous mark of nine, set in … Continue reading WHKY: Concordia Stingers complete national championship run for the ages
This year’s U SPORTS Women’s Hockey Championship final will be very different-looking, as neither team has advanced that far in the 21st century. With wins in Saturday’s semifinals, the Concordia Stingers and Nipissing Lakers have booked their tickets in the tournament’s primetime finale Sunday night in Charlottetown. Nipissing cruised to a win over the UNB Reds in the early semi on Saturday afternoon, while Concordia … Continue reading U SPORTS WHKY Nationals Day 3: Concordia back in final after 23 years, while Nipissing clinches first gold-medal game berth