The Alberta Golden Bears defeated the StFX X-Men 4-2 to capture the 2018 David Johnston University Cup Sunday afternoon. Wil Tomchuck scored the game-winning goal just over four minutes into the second period.
Adam Stevens scored with 47 seconds left in overtime to send the StFX X-Men to the gold medal game of the 2018 Cavendish Farms University Cup with a 5-4 win over the two-time and defending national champions, the UNB Varsity Reds.
Holden Cook and Michael Clarke had three points each and Craig Dunnick, Kristoff Kontos and Cole MacDonald each had two, as the StFX X-Men defeated the Brock Badgers 6-2 in the first quarter-final of the 2018 U SPORTS Cavendish Farms University Cup.
Chase Marchand was named the U SPORTS goaltender of the year Wednesday night, along with being named as a U SPORTS 1st team All-Canadian. Teammate Jagger Dirk was also singled out as a U SPORTS 1st team All-Canadian on defense.
The U SPORTS No. 1 ranked UNB Varsity Reds are the 2018 AUS champions. They took the best-of-three Subway AUS championship series two games straight following a 5-0 shutout victory over the No. 3 ranked StFX X-Men Wednesday night at the Charles V. Keating Centre.
The StFX X-Men have advanced to the Subway AUS championship series with a 6-5 victory over the Acadia Axemen Thursday night at the Charles V. Keating Centre in Game 5 of the AUS semifinals. The X-Men won the series 3-2 in front of a sell-out crowd of over 1800 fans.
In a battle of U SPORTS ranked teams, the No. 3 StFX X-Men fell 4-2 to the No. 7 Acadia Axemen Thursday evening in front of over 800 hometown fans as the Axemen earned a key victory on the road in Game 1 of the Subway AUS semifinal best-of-five series at the Charles V. Keating Centre.
The StFX X-Men received multiple AUS accolades for thier performances on the ice during the 2017-18 season. Goaltender Chase Marchand was named the conference most valuable player and was an AUS first team all-star, while head coach Brad Peddle received the AUS Coach of the Year award. Defenseman Jagger Dirk and forward Michael Clarke were honored as AUS first team all-stars, defenseman Cole MacDonald was an AUS second team all-star and Santino Centorame was named to the AUS all-rookie team on defense.
Tyler Boland (St.John’s, NL), Oliver Leblanc (Quebec City, QC) and Kris Bennett (Brampton, ON) each had two points as the UNB Varsity Reds defeated the StFX X-Men 5-2 Friday night, clinching first place in the Atlantic University Sport standings.
The U SPORTS No. 1 ranked StFX X-Men (22-2-4) bested the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus (3-22-2) by a 5-2 score Saturday night at the Charles V. Keating Centre. The crowd of over 500 were treated to a very fast paced and physical 60 minutes of play.
The visiting Dalhousie Tigers (9-18-1) extended their winning streak to five games with a 7-3 upset over the U SPORTS No. 1 ranked StFX X-Men (21-2-4) Friday evening at the Charles V. Keating Centre. Seven different Tigers found the back of the X-Men net.
The U SPORTS No. 2 ranked StFX X-Men skated to a 5-1 victory over the Univesité de Moncton Aigles Bleus Saturday evening at the Charles V. Keating Centre. A three-goal second period helped pace the X-Men to the win.