This puts a wrap on the 2016-17 season in CIS/USports hockey.
ACADIA AXEMEN 7
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER X-MEN 3
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Nobody expected the Jeremies to win this morning game after playing the late game on Saturday, did they? The fact the shots were somewhat even (34-29) is a bit of a surprise. So The Cajuns at least salvage a bronze from this tournament.
NEW BRUNSWICK VARSITY REDS 5
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES 3
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The Mutts had a chance to stuff the Squirrels in the 1st period. They seemed to be able to skate and pass at will. However, the Squirrels were able to hit from behind which was able to clog up the mid-ice. Nevertheless, the Squirrels scored twice by simply charging the net. When playing a 3rd game in 3 days the ability to simply stand up to this is sometimes just not there. So, the 1st period shots were 11-8 for Sask, but the score was 2-1 for UNB.
Although the 2nd period was also 2-1 in favour of UNB, it was a vastly different period. The shots were 21-5 and the Mutts looked in need of some invigorating toilet water and some Alpo heavy duty.
I was set for an ugly 3rd period from Sask, a la SFX's 2nd period from Saturday. But an early PP goal made it 4-3 and the game was very much in doubt. However, there was no 2nd wind from the Mangy Ones and that was all she wrote.
Cam Braes scored 4 times for the Squirrels, and be darned if I know when somebody last scored that many in a championship game.
So now is the time to wait for off-season recruiting news and announcements for September's exhibition games.
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