McGill successfully scores with school as Redmen rally, conquer Concordia before packed house

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Performing the ceremonial faceoff for the "Score With School Game" are (L to R): Concordia captain Olivier Hinse, Mario Barrette of the LBPSB, former Redmen captain Mike Richards and current McGill captain Benoit Levesque (PHOTO BY REMI LU)

Performing the ceremonial faceoff for the “Score With School Game” are (L to R): Concordia captain Olivier Hinse, Mario Barrette of the LBPSB, former Redmen captain Mike Richards and current McGill captain Benoit Levesque (PHOTO BY REMI LU)

Box Score
MONTREAL — A three-goal outburst in the second period proved to be the difference as McGill rallied for a 5-3 victory over Concordia in CIS men’s hockey, Thursday. The rare morning game was billed as the Redmen’s fourth annual “Score With School” game, attracted a standing-room only crowd of 1,044 students, primarily from the Lester B. Pearson School Board, in the 950-seat McConnell Arena.

McGill, which trailed 2-1 after the opening period, awoke in the second to lead 4-2. The Redmen had goals from five different players, had a decided 41-24 edge in shots.

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SCORING SUMMARY
Concordia 3 at McGill 5
(Thursday, November 27, 2014 – McConnell Arena)

GOALS BY PERIOD
Concordia 2-0-1 — 3
McGill 1-3-1 — 5

1st Period-
1, McGill, Guillaume Monast 2 (Boutet, Prokop), 7:17 (PP).
2, Concordia, Domenic Beauchemin 9 (Houde-Caron, Bourret), 7:56.
3, Concordia, Antoine Houde-Caron 7 (Blunden, MacDonald), 13:34.

Penalties-Bourret Con (interference), 2:18; Bench, Con (served by Beauchemin; too many men), 5:26; Houde-Caron Con (boarding), 11:13.

2nd Period-
4, McGill, Vincent Barnard 1 (Brunelle, Le Sieur), 0:44.
5, McGill, David Rose 8 (Delisle-Houde, McNicoll), 6:26.
6, McGill, Marc-Olivier Vachon 1 (Monast, Brunelle), 17:02.

Penalties-McNicoll Mcg (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 6:26.

3rd Period-
7, McGill, Cedric McNicoll 6 (Rose, Delisle-Houde), 3:32.
8, Concordia, Hugo Vincent 4 (O’Neil, Samoluk), 8:15.

Penalties-Houde-Caron Con (holding), 1:20; Kabbaj Con (cross checking), 4:17; Armstrong Con (tripping), 14:07; Barnard Mcg (hooking), 16:49.

Shots on Goal-
Concordia 7-5-12 — 24.
McGill 10-17-14 — 41.

Power Play Opportunities-
Concordia 0 / 2;
McGill 1 / 6.

Goalies-
Concordia, Robin Billingham (L, 5-11-0, 41 shots-36 saves; 59:14).
McGill, Karel St-Laurent 6-1-0 (24 shots-21 saves; 60:00).

Attendance: 1,044
Start: 10:34 AM
End: 12:34 PM
Length: 2:00

Referees-Pascal St-Jacques, Alexandre Garon.
Linesmen-Jean-Francois Losier, Christopher Provost.

MOLSON CUP THREE STARS:
1. MCG: Guillaume Monast
2. CON: Antoine Houde-Caron
3. MCG: David Rose

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