Hockey: CIS top 10 - University Cup teams locked in

With only six teams remaining, here's a look at the top 10 heading into conference finals weekend:

1. UNB (23-5-0 / 3-1 playoffs) / 170 pts (17) / (1)
2. McGill (24-2-2 / 6-1 playoffs) / 144 / (2)
3. Alberta (19-6-3 / 2-0 playoffs) / 138 / (3)
4. Saint Mary’s (18-9-1 / 2-2 playoffs) / 109 / (4)
5. Western Ontario (20-3-5 / 6-1 playoffs) / 108 / (5)
6. Calgary (17-8-3 / 2-1 playoffs) / 84 / (7)
7. St. Francis Xavier (17-10-1 / 4-2 playoffs) / 78 / (6)
8. UQTR (19-8-1 / 5-4 playoffs) / 40 / (8)
9. Saskatchewan (17-11-0 / 1-2 playoffs) / 37 / (9)
10. Acadia (14-11-3 / 3-3 playoffs) / 19 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Guelph (5), Manitoba (3).
Dropped from the rankings: Guelph (#10 last week)

Super six: Only half a dozen CIS squads remain - and those are the only teams we care about - as conference finals open up this weekend around the nation. In the AUS, number-one ranked UNB will face number-seven St. FX who downed the defending national champion SMU Huskies last night in Game 5 of their best-of-five AUS semi-final series to clinch the final berth to the national tournament. The AUS Final opens up Friday night in Fredericton. The V-Reds went 4-0-0 this season against the X-Men who extinguished UNB's season a year ago in the playoffs.

In the OUA number-two McGill will travel to London to take on number-five Western Ontario this Saturday in the one game Queen's Cup Final - the 100th edition of the contest. McGill and Western didn't meet during the regular season, but the Redmen did down the Mustangs 6-3 in non-conference play back in late September.

Out west it will be an all-Alberta battle between the number-three Alberta Golden Bears and number-six Calgary Dinos. Alberta is making their 15th consecutive appearance in the Canada West Finals, while Calgary will skate in their first CWF since 1996 when they claimed the conference title. Game 1 of the best-of-three goes this Friday in Edmonton. Alberta and Calgary met six times during the regular season, with Alberta racking up a 4-2-0 record, but those two losses did come in the last two meetings between the Bears and Dinos.
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