Western Mustangs will meet Saint Mary's Huskies in University Cup semifinals

The Canadian Press

HALIFAX — The seventh-seeded Western Mustangs upset the No. 2 Saskatchewan Huskies 3-2 in the opening quarterfinal at the U Sports men's hockey championship on Thursday.

Reed Morison, Cordell James and Stephen Desrocher scored for the Mustangs, who finished third in the Ontario conference to earn their University Cup berth.

Carson Stadnyk and Sam Ruopp scored for the Canada West champion Huskies, who were making their fifth consecutive appearance at the University Cup.

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Mustangs goaltender Luke Peresinni made 26 saves for the win.

The Mustangs will face the sixth-ranked Saint Mary's Huskies after they defeated the No. 3 Guelph Gryphons 5-1 in quarterfinal play Thursday night.

The No. 1 New Brunswick Varsity Reds face the No. 8 UBC Thunderbirds and the No. 4 Ottawa Gee-Gees face the No. 5 Acadia Axemen in quarterfinals on Friday.

The final is Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2020.

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