CIS men’s hockey Saturday roundup: Gaels finish regular season with 4-3 upset victory over No.8 UQTR

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Feb 07, 2015

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Source: Queen’s Sports Info

KINGSTON, Ont. – Patrick McGillis (Calgary) knotted the score in the final minute of play and Spencer Abraham (Campbellville, Ont.) deposited the shootout-winner as the men’s hockey team topped the UQTR Patriotes 4-3 Saturday night at the Memorial Centre.

UQTR opened the scoring in the first frame as Carl-Antoine Delisle collected the tally on an unassisted effort. The Gaels responded at the 11:18 mark with a goal from Kelly Jackson (Scarborough, Ont.). Jackson buried the shot through the screen from the top of the circle after Eric Ming (Williamstown, Ont.) found him with the pass.

Queen’s grabbed their first lead of the night in the opening five minutes of the middle period as Yannick Laflamme (Thetford Mines, Que.) deposited his fourth of the season. Ryan Bloom (Calgary) was credited with the lone assist after his aggressive forecheck forced a UQTR turnover. The Patriotes responded immediately to even the score on a goal from Anthony Verret.

UQTR grabbed the 3-2 advantage near the midway point of the final frame as Delisle registered his second of the evening. The Gaels battled hard and generated numerous scoring opportunities, eventually capitalizing with a powerplay tally from McGillis after pulling goaltender Kevin Bailie (Belleville, Ont.) in the final 10 seconds of play. McGillis blasted home the one-timer at the 19:53 mark to force overtime after Abraham found him with a terrific cross-ice pass.

A shootout would be required to determine the winner after two scoreless overtime periods. The Gaels sealed the victory and completed the upset after Abraham deposited the game-winner in the second round.

Final shots for the evening totalled 40 to 34 in favour of Queen’s. Bailie was credited with the 31 save victory while UQTR’s Francis Desrosiers was charged with the 36 save loss.

The Gaels finish the season in fifth place in the OUA East Division with a 13-12-1 record. Queen’s will now face Laurentian in the first round of the OUA East playoffs next week.

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