The Concordia Stingers women’s hockey team finished the 2016-17 season as the fourth best team in the nation.
The team battled right to the end, but could not bring down the UBC Thunderbirds, losing 2-0 in the bronze medal game at the U SPORTS national championship in Napanee, Ont. this afternoon.
UBC went into the tournament as the No. 1-seeded team, while the Stingers – the Quebec finalists – were seeded seventh.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our team. Our girls have worked really hard to get back to nationals,” said Concordia head coach Julie Chu.
“Our program has had a long tradition of success in the past. Over the last couple of years we’ve worked really hard to have this opportunity, and our team did a tremendous job. I am truly, truly proud of the way they fought.”
The Thunderbirds had a pair of power-play goals in a penalty-filled game with Cassandra Vilgrain scoring in the first period and Logan Boyd adding the insurance marker in the third.
Goaltender Amelia Boughn shut the door for UBC stopping all 21 shots thrown her way to pick up the shutout, while Concordia had a strong game once again from Katherine Purchase who turned aside 19 of 21 shots.
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
CON: Audrey Belzile
UBC: Kelly Murray
McGill 3, St. FX 1
UBC 2, Queen’s 1
Alberta 2, Saint Mary’s 1
Concordia 4, Guelph 3 SO
McGill 1, UBC 0
Alberta 6, Concordia 2
5th-place game - Saint Mary's 4 , Queen's 1
Bronze medal game – UBC 2, Concordia 0
Gold medal game - McGill vs. Alberta