Women’s Hockey News

The UBC Thunderbirds (24-2-2, 4-2) remain at the top of the U SPORTS women's hockey playoff power rankings for a fourth week in a row after winning the Canada West final against the Mount Royal Cougars in three games.

There was no movement within the top three teams as No. 2 Toronto (23-2-2, 4-1) and No. 3 Concordia (20-4-1, 4-1) remained unchanged. The No. 4 Nipissing Lakers (19-4-3, 4-0) and No. 5 STFX X-Women (20-5-3, 4-1) each advance two positions after sweeping the weekend. Meanwhile, the No. 6 UNB REDS (23-2-3, 3-2) and No. 7 Montréal Carabins (17-4-4, 3-3) each drop down two places, while Mount Royal (19-6-3, 5-4) rounds out the rankings at No. 8.

This week there are two U SPORTS ranked matchups, fifth-place STFX visits sixth-place UNB in the deciding game of the AUS final on Wednesday, while No. 2 Toronto takes on No. 4 Nipissing in the OUA final on Saturday night.

NOTE: Only teams still participating in conference playoffs or qualified for the U SPORTS championship are eligible to be listed in the U SPORTS playoff power rankings.

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