CHARLOTTETOWN (U SPORTS) – In a hard-fought defensive battle, it was the UPEI Panthers who came out on top, as they took down the Brock Badgers 2-0 to advance to the 2022 Cavendish Farms U SPORTS Championship consolation final.
UPEI’s Jolena Gillard was the only goal scorer in Saturday afternoon’s contest. The first goal came on a power player at 12:48 of the second period when the third-year forward drove hard to the net and fired a wrist shot by goaltender Tiffany Hsu.
Gillard ended any hope of a Badger third-period comeback, as she put away her second goal at 17:29 to close out their first national tournament win in program history.
UPEI’s Camille Scherger bounced back after a rough outing the night before. The fourth-year netminder turned aside 30 shots for the shutout, while Hsu recorded just 16 saves in the loss.
With the win, the Panthers advance to Sunday morning’s consolation final where they’ll take on the UBC Thunderbirds. The puck drops at 11 a.m. (Atlantic)
Nike Top Performers
- UPEI Panthers: Jolena Gillard
- Brock Badgers: Cassidy Maplethorpe