- The OUA final will be a matchup of No. 3 seeds (our kingdom for realignment) after Western beat Laurier 3-2 on Saturday to complete a two-game sweep. Both contests were one-goal games, with Western's Brad Topping making 11 of his 29 saves in the third period.
Only one University Cup berth is still up in the air, the Canada West rep. McGill, Western, Lakehead, UNB and Saint Mary's will be headed to Thunder Bay.
The Mustangs' Yashar Farmanara has four goals in the playoffs. Is he actually a defenceman or just listed as one?
- McGill, which scored twice in the final period Friday to beat Trois-Rivières 2-1 and qualify for the University Cup with a two-game sweep, must have come up with a great game plan for the No. 5 Patriotes.
Redmen rookie goalie Kevin Desfosses stopped 61-of-63 shots over the two games, and McGill's Guillaume Doucet scored the series-winning goal with 9:21 remaining. It is especially striking that the No. 5-ranked Patriotes' trio of Jonathan Boutin, Alexandre Demers and Mathieu Gravel, the forwards who wear letters on their sweaters, were shut out in the series.
- UNB and Saint Mary's, which still have to play the best-of-3 AUS championship series, each sealed University Cup berths on Thursday.
- Lethbridge, unlike Manitoba, was able to avoid being swept at home with a 3-2 win over UBC Saturday, forcing a Game 3 (9:30 Eastern, citr.ca). UBC was a minute away from advancing before Tyler Feakes tied the game with :49 left. Jason Roberts scored the winner.
UBC took the opener 5-4, on Dalton Pajak's OT goal (former Kitchener Rangers captain Matt Pepe also had a hand in a couple goals for the Thunderbirds).
- Regina beat Manitoba 3-2 and 1-0 to sweep despite being the road team. The sixth-place Cougars' reward is a semi-final series vs. Alberta.
Caine Pearpoint's two goals helped Regina outwork Manitoba in the opener.