Sunday, March 4, 2012

CIS UPDATE: McGill, Western Book Return Trip To UCup, Bears and Bisons Eliminated

The University Cup picture became clearer this past week as all three conferences completed their respective semi-finals. Arguably the biggest story of these entire playoffs thus far occurred out west as the top two teams in Canada West - regular season champion Manitoba Bisons and perennial power Alberta Golden Bears - were eliminated on home ice. As a result of everything that has transpired over the past 7 days the Universite de Moncton Aigles Bleus, McGill Redman, and Western Mustangs all punched their tickets to Nationals, where they will join host UNB. Meanwhile, the final two spots are still up for grabs and will be filled by the winner of the Saskatchewan/Calgary Canada West Final and UQTR/Windsor OUA bronze medal game. Here is the complete recap:

ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY SPORT
- Two berths at University Cup (UNB + Moncton)
  • SEMI-FINALS (Best-of-5)
#1 UNB defeated #4 UPEI 3 games to 0 (4-3, 5-1, 3-2 OT)

#3 UdeM defeated #2 SMU 3 games to 1 (2-6, 3-0, 6-1, 2-1)
  • FINALS (Best-of-5)
#1 UNB vs. #3 UdeM - Series to begin Wednesday, March 7th

ONTARIO UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

- Three berths at University Cup (McGill + Western + Winner of UQTR/Windsor)

OUA EAST
  • FINALS (Best-of-3)

#1 McGill defeated #2 UQTR 2 games to 0 (5-3, 5-4 OT)

OUA WEST
  • FINALS (Best-of-3)

#1 Western defeated #5 Windsor 2 games to 1 (3-4, 5-2, 2-0)


  • OUA CHAMPIONSHIP - QUEEN'S CUP (One Game Playoff)
#1 McGill vs. #1 Western - Saturday, March 10th
  • BRONZE MEDAL GAME (One Game Playoff)
#2 UQTR vs. #5 Windsor - Sunday, March 11th


CANADA WEST
- One berth at University Cup (Champion)
  • SEMI-FINALS (Best-of-3)
#4 Calgary defeated #1 Manitoba 2 games to 0 (2-1, 4-3 OT)

#3 Saskatchewan defeated #2 Alberta 2 games to 1 (3-7, 3-2 OT, 3-2 OT)
  • FINALS (Best-of-3)
#3 Saskatchewan vs. #4 Calgary - Series begins Friday, March 9th


For scores and schedules visit the CIS site or the AUS/OUA/CW sites.