Men's hockey: Alberta, U of S to decide final University Cup spot

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  • Alberta needed a game to warm up before beating Regina 4-1 and 7-1 to advance in its semi-final series. Alberta, starting with Ryan White's go-ahead goal with 1:39 left in the second period in Game 2 on Saturday through the first period of Game 3 Sunday, ripped off eight goals over 40 minutes of hockey. The Cougars had won three straight away from home, but that was hard to sustain.

  • Saskatchewan doubled up UBC, 6-3 and 4-2 for a two-game sweep of its semi-final. Charles Durand had a hat trick and set up the other U of S goal in Saturday's clincher; in Game 1, the Huskies prevailed on the strength of a two-goal, two-assist night by Colin Patterson.
  • UNB and Saint Mary's are headed to Game 3 in the AUS final after the Huskies, thanks to a Cam Fergus goal early in the third and Chris Morehouse's clincher with 1:10 left, won 3-2 on home ice Sunday.

    The Varsity Reds started strong, taking Game 1 5-1. Kyle Bailey broke open a 1-1 game by scoring on a penalty shot with 2:10 left in the second period. Jordan Clendenning scored twice and Jimmy Cuddihy applied the hammer with a goal 2:24 into the third which opened a two-goal lead.
  • Western is headed to the University Cup with its third league title in school history. Keaton Turkiewicz scored the decisive goal in a 2-1 Queen's Cup victory over McGill on Saturday in London.
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  1. Does anyone else find the Queen's Cup a bit bizarre? It gets virtually no attention (it got less than 2 lines in this blog) and is like a comma on the way to the Nationals. Yet it's the provincial championship. I guess it's because both teams know going in that they're going to the Nationals, but it still seems odd to me that there is absolutely no hype around this championship or really the kind of recognition you see in the other two conferences. The OUA doesn't help itself by making it a one game, winner-take-all after both McGill and Western played 3 consecutive best of 3 series - something else I don't understand - it's not like they don't have time - they had over 2 weeks to determine the champion.