|1st – 1:19||Mike Cazzola (Acadia)|
|1st – 16:52||Richard Cameron (Windsor)|
|2nd – 1:43||Liam Heelis (Acadia)|
|2nd – 12:43||PP – Drew Palmer (Windsor)|
|3rd – 1:07||PP – Kenny Bradford (Windsor)|
|3rd – 4:14||Mike Christou (Windsor)|
| G: 2 Players (#13, #17 – 1)
A: 3 Players (#13, #17, #63 – 1)
Sh: Chris Owens – 7
Sv: Evan Mosher – 24
| G: 4 Players (#3, #9, #16, #21 – 1)
A: 2 Players (#11, #27 – 2)
Sh: 2 Players (#9, #43 – 4)
Sv: Parker Van buskirk – 25
|Power Plays||0 for 5||2 for 6|
|Penalties (min)||7 (14)||6 (12)|
|Shots on Goal||27||28|
|Face Offs Won||0||0|
Courtesy of host organizing committee / Photo creditJosh Schaefer
SASKATOON (CIS) – The third-seeded University of WindsorLancers used two third period tallies to upset the No. 2 AcadiaAxemen 4-2 in the Pool B opener Thursday night at the CISmen’s hockey championship at Credit Union Centre.
The Lancers (1-0) take the lead in Pool B and will face thetournament host University of Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday at 7p.m. Saskatchewan Time (live on Sportsnet).
Acadia (0-1) will take on the Huskies Friday at 7 p.m. SaskatchewanTime, with its season on the line.
With the score tied 2-2 heading into the third period, the OUAchampion Lancers’ power play capitalized 1:07 into the frameon a goal from rearguard Kenny Bradford. Windsor cycled the puck inthe Axemen’s zone before Spencer Pommels set up Bradford fora one-timer that beat Acadia netminder Evan Mosher on the gloveside.
Moments later, Acadia nearly tied the score when Joe Gaynor tippeda centering pass by Windsor goalie Parker Van Buskirk but it hitthe post.
The Lancers doubled up Acadia at 4:17 of the third on a goal fromMike Christou. The forward received a pass from Richard Cameron inthe neutral zone, and streaked down the right wing before beatingMosher through the legs.
Van Buskirk had a strong third period making a number of key savesdown the stretch. Bradford was called for tripping late inthe game. Liam Heelis, the CIS player of the year, had a greatopportunity on the resulting power play when a loose puck careenedto him at the side of the net, but Van Buskirk was able to stretchout his right pad and make the toe save.
Acadia opened the scoring at 1:19 of the first stanza. Mike Cazzolacame fired a long wrist shot that ricocheted off the glass behindthe Windsor net and then off the back of Van Buskirk.
The Lancers answered late in the first on a goal by Cameron. MylesDoan emerged from a broken play down low and centered a pass forCameron who on-timed the puck timer over the glove of Mosher.
A Heelis tally at 1:43 of the second period gave the Axemen a 2-1lead. Brett Thompson advanced the puck off the half boards toCazzola who took the puck to goal line and slide a pass crosscrease that Heelis fired into the open net.
Windsor tied the game 2-2 at 12:42 of the second period with apower play goal from Drew Palmer. With Colin Archer in the penaltybox for slashing, Windsor cycled the puck in the Axemen zone. Acentering pass deflected off an Axemen defeceman right to Palmer atthe side of the net he put it through the legs of Mosher.
The Lancer’s improved to 8-1 in the post season and continuedto turn heads.
“Not a lot of people knew about the University of WindsorLancers before this tournament,” said head coach KevinHamlin. “To be honest I don’t care if they know us byname at the end of it but they will know who the Lancers are.We’ve had some lean times through the course of this seasonbut we have battled together and battled through.”
“Playing as an underdog team has been working for us allplayoffs,” added Palmer, captain of the Lancers.
The loss dampened the Axemen’s chances at reaching thechampionship game but their coach was adamant that the team willcontinue to play with pride.
“We probably didn’t play our best tonight and we gotbeat by a good opponent. But we will stick together and we will beready to go tomorrow,” said Darren Burns.
Van Buskirk made 25 saves for the win, while Mosher made 24.
Bradford was named player of the game for Windsor, while Heelistook the honour for the Axemen.
The CIS PotashCorp University Cup presented by Co-op resumes Fridayat 1 p.m. local time with the Game #3 between the No. 4seeded McGill Redmen and the No. 6 seeded Carleton Ravens in Pool Aaction.
1. ACA Mike Cazzola (1) (Liam Heelis), 1:19
2. WSR Richard Cameron (1) (Myles Doan, Isak Quakenbush), 16:52
Doan (WSR) high sticking, 10:24.
3. ACA Liam Heelis (1) (Mike Cazzola, Brett Thompson), 1:43
4. WSR Drew Palmer (1) (Spencer Pommells, Saverio Posa), 12:43PP
Palmer (WSR) slashing, 7:14;
Archer (ACA) slashing, 12:33;
Thompson (ACA) tripping, 12:33;
Lanoue (WSR) roughing, 12:33;
Palmer (WSR) tripping, 12:47;
Anderson (ACA) goaltender interference, 14:35;
Cazzola (ACA) interference, 16:53;
Gibbons (ACA) interference, 19:45.
5. WSR Kenny Bradford (1) (Spencer Pommells, Saverio Posa), 1:07PP
6. WSR Mike Christou 1 (Richard Cameron, Blake Blondeel), 4:14
Makin (ACA) roughing, 5:55;
Shepley (WSR) holding, 14:34;
Beaton (ACA) tripping, 16:05;
Bradford (WSR) tripping, 19:23.
GOALS (by period)
WSR 1-1-2: 4
ACA 1-1-0: 2
SHOTS ON GOAL (by period)
WSR 4-14-10: 28
ACA 10-13-4: 27
WSR – Parker Van Burskirk (W, 1-0, 27 shots, 25 saves, 2 GA,59:56)
WSR – Empty net (0 GA, 0:04)
ACA – Evan Mosher (L, 0-1, 28 shots, 24 saves, 4 GA,60:00)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME:
WSR: Kenny Bradford
ACA: Liam Heelis
REFEREES: Scott Ferguson, Derek Zalaski
LINESMEN: Mike Roberts, Ryan Lundquist
POOLSTANDINGS, SCHEDULE & RESULTS (LOCAL TIME)
Pool A standings (after 1 of 3 games)
GP W L GF GA PTS
1. ALB 1 1 0 3 2 2
2. McG 0 0 0 0 0 0
3. CAR 1 0 1 2 3 0
Pool B standings (after 1 of 3 games)
1. WSR 1 0 0 4 2 2
2. SSK 0 0 0 0 0 0
3. ACA 1 0 1 2 4 0
Thursday, March 20
13:00 Pool A #1: Alberta 3, Carleton 2
19:00 Pool B #1: Windsor 4, Acadia 2
Sunday, March 23
13:30 Final (Sportsnet & www.CIS-SIC.tv)
* The webcasts of the 3 televised games will be on pay-per-viewbasis.
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