Delisle-Houde nets winner as Redmen defeat Gaels in semifinal opener, extend streak to 28

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Patrick Delisle-Houde

Patrick Delisle-Houde

Box Score
MONTREAL — Patrick Delisle-Houde scored the game-winner on a power-play at 13:44 of the third period as the McGill men’s hockey team skated to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over visiting Queen’s to draw first blood in their OUA East best-of-three semifinal at McConnell Arena, Wednesday.

It was McGill’s 28th consecutive victory over their long-time rivals, dating back to a 5-2 Gaels win in Montreal on Feb. 6, 2004.

Game 2 of the series is set for the Kingston Memorial Centre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. If a rubber match is needed, it is slated for Sunday night at McConnell Arena.

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SCORING SUMMARY
Queen’s 1 at McGill 2
(Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – McConnell Arena)

GOALS BY PERIOD:
Queen’s 0-1-0 — 1
McGill 0-1-1 — 2

1st Period-
(No Scoring).

Penalties-Jackson Qns (interference), 0:35; Langelier-Parent Mcg (holding), 0:35; Brunelle Mcg (checking to the head, 10-minute misconduct), 11:55; Jackson Qns (tripping), 12:47; Clements Qns (high sticking), 15:43; Downe Qns (slashing), 17:28.

2nd Period-
1, McGill, McNicoll 3 (Rose, Labrecque), 7:52.
2, Queen’s, Wiebe 1 (Abraham, McGillis), 14:38 (PP).

Penalties-McNicoll Mcg (holding opp. stick), 5:35; Lambert-Lemay Mcg (cross checking), 10:22; Bonneau Mcg (hooking), 14:04; Boutet Mcg (charging), 17:21.

3rd Period-
3, McGill, Delisle-Houde 1 (Brunelle, Labrecque), 13:44 (PP).

Penalties-Brunelle Mcg (hooking), 8:45; Downe Qns (hooking), 13:23; Jackson Qns (roughing), 13:23; Rose Mcg (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 13:23; McNicoll Mcg (hooking), 14:50.

Shots on Goal-
Queen’s 6-13-10 — 29.
McGill 19-9-8 — 36.

Power Play Opportunities-
Queen’s 1 / 6;
McGill 1 / 5.

Goalies-
Queen’s,
Kevin Bailie (L, 2-2-0; 36 shots-34 saves, 58:32).
Empty-net (0 goals against, 1:28)

McGill,
Jacob Gervais-Chouinard 3-1-0 (29 shots-28 saves; 60:00).

Attendance: 199
Start: 7:01 PM
Game Status: 9:06 PM
Length: 2:05

Referees-Olivier Gouin, Pascal St-Jacques.
Linesmen-Nicolas Piche, Maxime Chaput.

MOLSON CUP THREE STARS:
1. MCG – 11 Cedric McNicoll
2. MCG – 6 Samuel Labrecque
3. MCG – 30 Jacob Gervais-Chouinard

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