March 20, 2023

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Brynn Trotter scored the game-winning goal with less than four minutes left in regulation as the Mount Royal Cougars thrashed the Toronto University Blues 3-2 in the quarterfinals of the U SPORTS Women’s Hockey Championship in Montreal on Thursday.

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Courtney Kollman opened the scoring for eighth-placed MRU with less than a minute left in the first period at the Aréna du CEPSUM.

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In response, the second-period top seeded Blues Caroline Eagles and Emma Potter scored goals to take the lead.

But the Cougars’ Jori Hansen-Young scored just under nine minutes into the third period to equalize, setting the stage for Trotter’s late game winner.

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Athena Hauck assisted on both markers in the third period, while Caitlin Ross made 20 saves to earn the win. Erica Fryer saved 16 shots for Toronto.

With the victory, the Cougars advance to the semi-finals on Saturday (2:30 pm BST) against the host and the No. 5 Montreal Carabines, who defeated the No. 4 UNB Reds 4-1 in Thursday’s quarter-finals.

The other two quarter-finals will take place on Friday when the No. 7 X-Women will face the No. 2 Thunderbirds (13:00) and the Nipissing Lakers will play the No. 3 Concordia Stingers (5). evenings).

Saturday action begins with two repechage games at 8:00 am and 11:00 am. The second semi-final is scheduled for 17:30. championship at 17:00

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