April 18th, 2024

Stingers, Varsity Blues to meet in U Sports women’s hockey championship

By The Canadian Press on March 16, 2024.

SASKATOON – The Concordia Stingers of Montreal will be playing for a U Sports national women’s hockey championship after defeating the Waterloo Warriors 3-1 on Saturday.

Zoe Thibault, Courtney Rice and Jessymaude Drapeau scored for the top-seeded Stingers, who outshot the Warriors 40-20.

Tatum James scored a third-period power-play goal for the fourth-seeded Warriors, who trailed 2-1 until Drapeau scored a short-handed goal at 18:40 of the final frame to seal the deal.

Netminder Jordyn Verbeek stopped 19 of 20 shots for the Stingers, while Mikayla Schnarr stopped 37 of 40 shots for the Warriors.

The Stingers will face Toronto in Sunday’s championship game after the Varsity Blues outlasted the Montreal Carabins 2-1 in a semifinal shootout on Saturday night.

Kalie Chan gave Toronto a 1-0 lead at 9:55 of the first period, and Juliette Rolland tied the game in the third period. There was no scoring in the overtime.

Ashley Delahey scored the lone goal of a six-round shootout.

The Carabins outshot the Varsity Blues 26-24, and both teams took three minor penalties.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 16, 2024.

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