Dollars to donuts says McGill will be raising the trophy on Sunday night, but damn if it hasn't been tense down east at the women's hockey nationals. Three of the four games have been decided by 2-1 scores in overtime.
Manitoba beat host St. Francis Xavier 2-1 in a shootout in the evening game tonight, with Addie Miles scored the tying goal late in regulation before Chelsea Braun scored the shootout winner in the seventh round.
Meantime, Moncton escaped with an overtime win over Ottawa, which will be in the fifth-place game for the third successive year. The Gee-Gees Fannie Désforges rang a shot off the post, only to have the Aigles Bleues wheel the other way, with Kristine Labrie finishing the game 1:28 into overtime.
The Laurier-Moncton game this afternoon becomes the semi-final. McGill has to beat St. FX to get back to the championship game. Mathematically speaking, if X wins in regulation, Manitoba would go to the final.
Please don't ask what happens if they end up going to overtime and everyone in that pool finishes with three points.