- UNB — Will play Acadia in a best-of-5 AUS semi-final; winner qualifies for the University Cup.
- Alberta — Beat Lethbridge twice (5-4 shootout, 2-1) to wrap up the regular season and cut the Pronghorns out of third place (although as the fourth-place team, Lethbridge draws a UBC team which didn't get in until the final weekend).
- Laurier — Will play Lakehead in an OUA conference semi-final.
- Saint Mary's — Will play Moncton in a best-of-5 AUS semi-final; winner qualifies for the University Cup.
- Trois-Rivieres — Will play Carleton in the second round of the playoffs; UQTR will start on the road and have Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) at home. Both East first-round series went the distance.
- Western — Forward Aaron Snow scored the first and last Mustangs goals in their series-deciding 4-1 win over Guelph, on top of his OT winner in Game 1, putting Western into a second-round series vs. York.
Each of the first two games went to overtime, with the victors also having to tie late in regulation. Zach Lillie, scored both goals in Guelph's 2-1 win Saturday.
Both games have been cliffhangers; Western scored twice inside of the three-minute mark in its eventual 4-3 overtime win in Game 1. In that one, Yashar Farmanara, who seems to have been around a lot of big Mustangs goals, forced OT with a goal with 10 seconds left.
Western lost by four goals to York the first time they met this season and won the second game in OT.
- Moncton — The Aigles Bleu scored three in the final period, including Ian Mathieu-Girard's winner with 7:14 left, to put away UPEI with a 4-3 win on Sunday.
UPEI extended the series with a 3-1 win Friday thanks largely to goalie Wayne Savage who stopped 32-of-33 shots, bouncing back after he got the hook in the series opener (which might have been more of a mercy pull, considering his team was getting outshot).
- Saskatchewan — Huskies forward Casey Lee had four points in the Huskies' sweep of Regina (4-3 and 4-0).
- Waterloo — The Warriors are done for the season being swept by Lakehead, 5-4 in OT and 6-2. Sean Roche, a top-end forward, was scratched from Game 2 after being injured early in Game 1 overtime.
Pier Pelletier made 56 saves in the series opener. That was the high point of the series for Waterloo.
- Lakehead — The Thunderwolves have won four straight, over Western and Waterloo. They took it to Waterloo in that 6-2 win, with Kris Hogg applying the hammer with a first-period shortie with opened a 2-0 lead and goal 3:57 into the second.
The Thunderwolves play Laurier.
Lakehead is in the University Cup no matter what since they're hosting. Does anyone know what happens on the off-chance the Thunderwolves win the OUA West?
- Let the record show UBC got the last playoff spot in the country by sweeping Calgary to cop the last Canada West berth.
UBC scored only 59 goals in a 28-game season, but somehow eked out 11 wins. This weekend was nice turnout for a team which was thumped 10-1 by Calgary at the start of the season.
- McGill, which presumably moves back into the Top 10 now that Waterloo's done for the year, shaded Ottawa 2-1 in the decider of its series on Sunday. Alexandre Picard-Hooper was the big scorer for the Redmen, who peppered Ottawa goalie Riley Whitlock
(who made 46 saves in the Gee-Gees' Game 2 win) throughout the series.
Toronto and McGill meet this week.