Ice Hockey (M) news
It will go down as the busiest playoff week in McGill sporting history this week as the University could be hosting as many as eight playoff games in a six-day span.
CIS MEN'S HOCKEY TOP 10 (#16): No.2-Redmen set to battle No.9 UQTR in OUA East conference final series
The McGill men's hockey team remain the No.2 team in the CIS men's hockey rankings this week. UNB, the reigning national champions, top the for the 13th time in 16 polls this season, and for the third week in a row.
Marc-André Dorion, a native of St. Hubert, Que., and a senior on the McGill men's hockey team, has been named player of the year and defenceman of the year in the OUA East, as well as earning all-star status for the third straight season. It marks the third consecutive year that a member of the Redmen has earned League MVP honours.
Nicolas Biniek, a sophomore centre from Montreal, tallied the game-winner at 6:35 of the second period as the No.2-ranked McGill men's hockey team skated to a 5-3 win over the Ottawa Gee-Gees at the uOttawa Sports Complex, Friday, to sweep their OUA East best-of-three semifinal series 2-0.
The No.2-ranked McGill men's hockey team spotted Ottawa a 3-0 lead but rallied with five unanswered goals for a 5-3 victory over the Gee-Gees in their OUA East semifinal opener at McConnell Arena, Wednesday. McGill can clinch the best-of-three series in Game 2 on Friday in Ottawa at 7 p.m. If a deciding game is needed, it is scheduled to be played at McConnell Arena on Sunday at 7 p.m.
Hubert Morin of the McGill men's hockey team, has been named male athlete of the week by the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec, for the period ending Feb. 19, 2012. It marks the 10th time in 20 weeks that a McGill nomination has won the RSEQ weekly award this season.
The McGill Redmen, who swept Queen's in the opening round of the playoffs last week, remain No.2 in the CIS national Top 10 rankings this week.
Mélodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., and Hubert Morin of St. Georges de Beauce, Que., are the McGill University - Ye Olde Orchard athletes of the week, for the period ending Feb. 19, 2012.
Maxime Langelier-Parent of Lery, Que., scored once and added two helpers as the visiting McGill men's hockey team, ranked No.2 in the nation, coasted to a 5-1 victory over Queen's at the Kingston Memorial Centre, Friday. The result, combined with Wednesday's 3-2 win, gave McGill a two-game sweep in their OUA East best-of-three quarter-final series.
Benoit Levesque, a sophomore from Vaudreuil, Que., capped a three-goal rally with the eventual game-winner at 6:43 of the second period as the No.2-ranked McGill men's hockey team skated to a 3-2 victory over Queen's in the opening game of the OUA East quarter-finals at McConnell Arena, Wednesday.
The McGill University men's hockey team will begin defence of their Queen's Cup league championship on Wednesday when they confront Queen's in a post-season playoff series for only the third time in school history.
Team captain Evan Vossen of Swift Current, Sask., scored the game-winner as the No.3-ranked McGill Redmen closed out the regular season with a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees at the uOttawa Sports Complex, Friday.
Maxime Langelier Parent scored twice as the No.3-ranked McGill Redmen skated to a convincing 5-0 win over Concordia to capture the 25th annual Ronald Corey Cup hockey game before a near-capacity crowd of 631 at the Ed Meagher arena, Wednesday.
The McGill Redmen slipped two spots and for the first time in a decade, the Western University Mustangs are the team to beat in Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's hockey.