Sunday, March 25, 2012

NATIONALS GAME #7 - MCGILL VS. WESTERN

For the first time since Western defeated UQTR in triple overtime in the 2002 final the CIS Gold Medal Game will be an all OUA-affair. The OUA West champion Western Ontario Mustangs, fresh off a 3-2 OT win against UQTR on Friday and a 3-2 win over UNB yesterday, will meet the OUA East champion McGill Redmen, 6-3 winners over Moncton on Thursday and 4-3 losers against Saskatchewan yesterday, in a rematch of the 101st Queen's Cup that determined the OUA champion earlier this month. McGill emerged victorious in that game, 4-1, and have won four consecutive meetings between the two teams dating back to a 2-1 loss to the Mustangs in the 2009 Queen's Cup. The Redmen are 15-13-1 all-time against Western.

- McGill is seeking their first championship in school history while Western is looking to capture their second.

- UQTR is the last OUA team to win the CIS title, defeating St. FX 3-0 in the 2003 finals (a game that was also at the AUC).

- If you can't get to the game it will air live on Sportsnet at 8 PM AST.