(WINDSOR, ON) – In the third meeting in just over a year, between Windsor and McGill, more than a Queen’s Cup bronze medal was on the line. With a win each in the previous two meetings, the winner last night would gain entry to the CIS final series, the University Cup, to be held in Halifax starting March 12. As any important game, this one was decided in overtime 2-1, in Windsor’s favour.
After a scoreless and listless first two periods, it became apparent that any goal could be deciding factor. The Redmen struck early in the 3rd when Guillaume Langelier-Parent was set up by Neal Prokop at the 1:36 mark. For much of the remaining time to play, Windsor swarmed the McGill net but couldn’t get the disk past Jacob Gervais-Chouinard.
With just one minute and one second left in the frame, Julian Luciani got the puck to Ryan Green who snapped a shot into the twine. The goal set off the 600 in attendance at South Windsor Arena in a frenzy.
In the overtime period, both teams were reluctant to make a mistake, knowing the consequences of doing so. But, again, Luciani found Green, at the 14:49 mark, and the Lancer forward made no mistake.
With the win, The Lancers now advances to the National Championship at Scotiabank Centre in the Nova Scotia capital. Group A consists of the Guelph, St Francis Xavier, University of New Brunswick, and Acadia, while Group B is comprised of Calgary, Alberta, and Trois Rivieres, in addition to Windsor.