|Finale RSEQ – Match 3 (sinec.)|
Source: Earl Zukerman, McGill Sports Info
MONTREAL – Kim Deschenes of St. Quentin, N.B., scored twice andadded a helper as the top-ranked Montreal Carabins doubledNo.2-McGill 6-3 before 478 fans at McConnell Arena, Saturday, toclaim the RSEQ women’s hockey championship, winning the best ofthree Quebec final series 2-1.
|AUS Final – Game 3 (Best2-of-3)|
Source: Moncton Sports Information
MONCTON, N.B. – The Université de Moncton Aigles Bleuesare the winners of the 2014 Subway AUS women’s hockey championshipfor a third time in their history.
Rookie goaltender Gabrielle Forget made 27 saves for Moncton in thewinner-take-all matchup.
Amélie Larivière (from Marika Lacroix and ManonLamarre) in the first period and Catherine Dumas (unassisted) inthe second, scored to lead the Aigles Bleues to a 2-0 win over theMount Allison Mounties in Game 3 of the best 2-of-3 Subway AUSwomen’s hockey championships final series, Saturday.
More than 1,300 spectators were in attendance at theJ.-Louis-Lévesque Arena.
The Aigles will now travel to Fredericton on Wednesday for theScotiabank CIS women’s hockey championship being hosted by the St.Thomas University Tommies.
Forget earned a shutout and Subway Player of the Game honours. KateO’Brien made 28 saves in the loss for the Mounties.
The game was hotly contested in front of a record crowd for women’shockey in Moncton and possibly the AUS. Fans of each team supportedtheir respective teams throughout the game.
There was no third period scoring as each team missed a few scoringchances, but the goaltenders had the last say.
Moncton missed three open nets in the last minute. The Aigles havenow won 16 of 19 games in the second semester, despite being inseventh place and at risk of missing the playoffs following firstsemester play.
It has been quite a few years since the arena vibrated as it did onSaturday evening. Fans showed their appreciation for plays and nearmisses and were supportive of the saves.
The Aigles received a standing ovation a few times during the game,particularly in the dying seconds. The fans also remained for theawards ceremony following the game. This was the third banner forthe Aigles Bleues, who last won it in the 2008-09 season and2006-07. Moncton took home the CIS bronze medal in 2009.
“We had confidence in our means,” said rookie goaltender GabrielleForget, who was also named the championship MVP. “It was difficultto concentrate at the beginning, but things were better after a fewminutes. I had confidence in my team and especially in the penaltykill situations. We wanted the championship and the intensity wasthere. This championship gives us confidence heading into thenational and we are happy.”
“We came close twice in the last four years,” said head coach DenisRoss. “I must admit I was very nervous in this series. I knew thepower of the Mounties. We were able to better control themiddle zone tonight. This is my second championship and much betterthan the first. The fans were outstanding tonight, the atmospherewas incredible. They were our sixth skater on the ice. We had theirsupport and we could not lose this game. It was very muchappreciated and we must thank them.”