By the way, whoever in the U Sports office did up the graphic might have wanted to display the teams in a way that illustrated the bracket. For a second it looked like Saskatchewan was playing Cape Breton.
W🏀: The 2017 @ArcelorMittal_D Final 8 wildcard berth has been awarded to the Laval Rouge et Or. Full seeding in the graphic!#CHAMPSZN pic.twitter.com/wepZd9qIwq— U SPORTS (@USPORTSca) March 5, 2017
Credit Mitchell Blair for intuiting that splitting up the eastern Ontario and the Saskatchewan teams would win the day!
That leaves us with the following itinerary for Thursday:@Jim_Mullin @USPORTSca @NaitSAYger IMHO: Have to seed it so Regina is on one half of draw and Sask on second half. Potential final rematch— Mitchell Blair (@scruffyregina) March 5, 2017
- No. 3 Queen's vs. No. 6 Cape Breton, 3 p.m. ET
- No. 2 Saskatchewan vs. No.. 7 Laval, 5 p.m. ET
- No. 4 McGill vs. No. 5 Regina, 9 p.m. ET
- No. 1 Carleton vs. No. 8 Victoria, 11 p.m. ET
In the post-mortem for the whole exercise, Saskatchewan was probably underestimated. Perhaps next time they will be estimated. The Huskies and Cougars, in fact, have the same 18-2 overall record since the third weekend of November. Carleton is 22-2 and Queen's is 20-3 over that span.
Sportsnet 360 will carry the final at 4 p.m. on Sunday.