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Francis Verreault-Paul of Mashteuiatsh, Que., is the McGill University - Ye Olde Orchard athlete of the week, for the period ending Mar. 25, 2012.
Team captain Evan Vossen scored six minutes into overtime to lead the McGill Redmen to a 4-3 win against the Western Mustangs and the first CIS men's hockey title in program history, Sunday night, at the University of New Brunswick's Aitken Centre.
The McGill Redmen advanced to the gold medal final of the CIS men's hockey championship for the second consecutive year despite a 4-3 loss to the Saskatchewan Huskies in the Pool B finale, Saturday afternoon, in front of a capacity crowd 3,750 at the University of New Brunswick's Aitken Centre.
The second-seeded McGill Redmen scored a pair of power play goals in the first six minutes and never looked back as they doubled the No. 5 Moncton Aigles Bleus 6-3 in the opening game of the 50th CIS men's hockey championship in front of 3,750 fans at the University of New Brunswick's Aitken Centre, Thursday afternoon.
Marc-André Dorion, a senior rearguard with the McGill University Redmen, was named defenceman of the year for the second time in three seasons in CIS men's hockey, Wednesday night.
The McGill University Redmen will be gunning for their first University Cup in program history this week when they open the 50th anniversary edition of the CIS men's hockey national championship tournament at the Aitken Centre in Fredericton.
For the second consecutive year, the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds and McGill Redmen head into the CIS men's hockey championship as the No. 1 and 2 seeds, respectively.
The McGill University Redmen remained No.2 in the 18th and final CIS men's hockey Top 10 rankings of the 2011-12 campaign.
Leslie Oles of Beaconsfield, Que., and Francis Verreault-Paul of Mashteuiatsh, Que., are the McGill University - Ye Olde Orchard athletes of the week, for the period ending Mar. 11, 2012.
Francis Verreault-Paul scored once and added two helpers as No.2-ranked McGill skated to a 4-1 victory over the No.3 Western Mustangs to capture the 101st edition of the Queen's Cup, emblematic of the OUA men's hockey championship before 1,751 at Thompson Arena, Saturday.
The reigning national champion UNB Varsity Reds top the CIS men's hockey rankings for the 14th time in 17 polls this season, and for the fourth week in a row. The V-Reds (20-5-3 / 3-0 playoffs) received 14 first-place votes and 166 points this week to remain at No. 1 in front of the McGill Redmen (22-4-2 / 6-0), who earned the remaining first-place nods and 151 points in the new poll.
The men's hockey rivalry between the Western Mustangs and McGill Redmen will continue this weekend, as the two teams will do battle for the OUA Championship in the 101st Queen's Cup, to be held at Thompson Arena on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. The game is scheduled to be webcast live at www.ssncanada.ca
Geneviève Plante of Montreal and Andrew Wright of Toronto are the McGill University - Ye Olde Orchard athletes of the week, for the period ending Mar. 4, 2012.
Andrew Wright scored a pair of power-play goals, including the game-winner in double overtime, as the No.2-ranked McGill men's hockey team rallied from a late deficit to knock off the No.9-UQTR Patriotes 5-4 at Le Colisée, Saturday. It marked McGill's fifth OUA East title in six years, qualified the Redmen for a return trip to the CIS University Cup championship in Fredericton, N.B., March 22-2
Ryan McKiernan, a defenceman from White Plains, N.Y., tallied twice and added an assist as No.2-ranked McGill skated to a 5-3 victory over No.9-UQTR in the OUA East conference final opener at McConnell Arena last night.