Host Saint Mary’s upsets No. 1 UQTR in quarters

Saint Mary's Huskies forward Ben Duffy celebrates his goal against the UQTR Patriotes on Friday night. The Huskies won 3-2. (Mona Ghiz/CIS)

HALIFAX — Anthony Repaci scored twice as the host Saint Mary’s Huskies upset the No. 1 ranked UQTR Patriotes 3-2 in quarter-final action on Friday night at the CIS men’s hockey championship.

Ben Duffy added the eventual winner in the third for the Huskies, who were ranked No. 8 entering the University Cup.

"For a freshman, he (Repaci) certainly held his own quite well. He scored big goals for us," said Saint Mary’s head coach Trevor Steinburg.

Jeremy Beaudry, on the power play, and Guillaume Asselin supplied the offence for UQTR, which went 7-0 in the conference playoffs.

Cole Cheveldave made 27 saves for the win in net as Sebastien Auger kicked out 30 shots in defeat.

The Huskies will face rival University of New Brunswick in one of Saturday’s semifinals after the Varsity Reds beat the Western Mustangs 5-1 earlier in the day.

Philippe Halley scored three goals to pace the UNB offence. Matt Petgrave, while shorthanded, and Cameron Brace also scored for the Varsity Reds.

"We wanted to come out and get the pace going, and I think we were able to do that," UNB coach Gardiner MacDougall said. "We played really good ‘D’ overall and we got shots on goal."

Cody Brown had a short-handed goal for the Mustangs late in the third period.

Etienne Marcioux stopped 14 shots for the win. Western’s Greg Dodds made 40 saves in the losing effort.

The StFX X-Men will face the Saskatchewan Huskies in the other semifinal on Saturday.