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03-22-2008, 11:18 PM
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McGILL ADDED TO ALBERTA'S CHRISTMAS CARD LIST
March 22, 2008
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I caught this one on SportsNet and while Sask had their chances (more-so than the scoreline would indicate) this was a decisive win by the #1-ranked Squirrels. (I am not exactly sure how they got that nickname.) The win gave them a 2-0 record, while Sask fell to 1-1 and Brock was already gonzo at 0-2. UNB outshot the Banjolanders 40-23. However Sask had the big edge in goalposts and crossbars. Sask wound up surrendering meekly in the 3rd period when, down 3-0, they mustered only 4 shots on goal in the 3rd.
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McGill really had little for which to play in this one, yet they surprised the living heck out of everyone, including the hosts and all their fans, with a hrad fought and superbly executed 3-0 victory. I say: "GOOD FOR THEM!"
Heading into the game, Moncton was 1-0 (+1), Alberta was 1-1 (+3), and McGill was 0-1 (-4). So McGill had to win by at least 7 goals to advance. Moncton needed a win by any margin. So, in essence, McGill was playing for Alberta. The win for McGill gave them 2nd place in the pool, but since their is no bronze game it really was a win for pride and pride alone. And for that I give McGill all the credit in the world. Their coach's statements lead me to believe that he was feeling embarrassed for his entire conference, which was frankly warranted.
I was trying to follow this game whilst simultaneously watching the Leafs take apart Ottawa on their March to the Stanley Cup. I was surprised after the 1st period to see a 1-0 scoreline. I then paid equal attention to both games.
The Evil Monkeys tangle with the Squirrels Sunday at 6:00 CDT on SportsNet. They did a great job with Saturday's games so I would recommend watching the final.
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