The University of Saskatchewan needed to win — and win big — to have any hope of advancing as the hosts of the University Cup men’s CIS hockey championships.
Instead, the Huskies will finish the tournament winless following their 3-1 loss to University of Quebec Trois-Rivieres (UQTR) Patriotes Friday in Saskatoon.
“It just didn’t go. That’s hockey,” U of S coach Dave Adolph told the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. “It’s easily the most frustrated I’ve ever been and it has nothing to do with being the host or anything like that.”
The Huskies feature Moose Jaw’s Matt Delahey on defence, plus former Moose Jaw Warriors defencemen Chad Suer, Brett Ward and winger Cody Smuk.
Kyle Bortis scored for the Huskies.
In the early game, Levko Koper scored in overtime for the University of Alberta as they rallied to beat St. Mary’s 4-3. Waterloo can advance to the final with a win over St. Mary’s, but a low-scoring St. Mary’s win could see the top-ranked Alberta Golden Bears advance.
Action continues Saturday with the final scheduled for Sunday (5:30 p.m., Sportsnet One).