Saturday, March 14, 2015

Golden Bears Advance To Final

The University of Alberta Golden Bears once again showed why they are the best team in the country as they over matched the UQTR Patriotes 5-1 in this afternoon's University Cup semi-final in Halifax. This sets up a National Championship match-up between the #1 seeded Bears and #2 seeded Varsity Reds tomorrow night.

Just like last night the Bears got stronger as the game progressed as their relentless fore-check and speed was just too much for UQTR to contain for 60 minutes. They scored the lone goal in what was a fairly even played 1st period when Kruise Reddick lit the lamp just 1:14 into the contest. They then added a pair of late goals in the 2nd period, one at 15:39 on the power play and another at 18:58, which basically put the game away. Two more goals, sandwiched around UQTR's lone goal, in the 3rd period, including one into an empty net, rounded out the scoring. 

- Shots in the game were 42-17 for Alberta.

- UQTR was 1 for 4 on the power play. The Bears were 2 for 4. 

- Attendance was 3518.

- The Patriotes will face the Guelph Gryphons in tomorrow's bronze medal game at 2PM AST.

- As mentioned, Alberta and UNB will face-off for the National Championship tomorrow at 6:30PM AST. The game will be broadcast live on Sportsnet 360.