Western and McGill to battle it out for OUA supremacy

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Luc Martin

Ryan Hendrick

BRING 'EM ON. Right-winger Luc Martin and the rest of his Mustangs teammates will host the McGill Redmen this Saturday at Thompson Arena in the Queen's Cup.

The McGill Redmen are coming to town this upcoming Saturday, looking to take down the Western Mustangs in the Ontario University Athletics Queen’s Cup hockey championship. The Redmen finished their regular season with an 18-8 record, good for second place in the OUA Far East division. Coming off a five game win streak, the Redmen will look to extend their current string of victories to six.

This will be no easy feat as the Western Mustangs will be bringing their own five game hot streak to the ice. With their 19-7 regular season record, Western finished second in the OUA Far West division.

It will likely be a match up of all-star youngsters as McGill rookie forward Alexandre Picard-Hooper currently leads playoff scoring with five goals and six assists in seven games, while Mustangs rookie forward Aaron Snow trails Picard by only two points, with his current playoff tally of five goals and four assists in seven games.

Mustangs forward Yashar Farmanara discussed how the men will prepare for the upcoming match-up.

“We haven’t really seen McGill play but I think we’re going to look over some video footage this week just to see what their systems are. I don’t think we need to change a lot from the last three weeks of hockey.”

The Queen’s Cup is symbolic of university men’s hockey supremacy in the OUA. The Cup, originating at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, has a long history, dating back more than 100 years. It was first contested in 1903, having been awarded every year since, except during the two World Wars.

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