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February 9, 2018 | Hockey (M)

Anthony Beauregard notched the shootout winner.

Anthony Beauregard delivers Corey Cup in hockey thriller

Stinger forward Anthony Beauregard scored the lone goal in a shootout to give Concordia a 4-3 victory over the McGill Redmen in the 31st annual Corey Cup game at Ed Meagher Arena on Friday night.

Before a capacity crowd Beauregard, who is the leading scorer in U SPORTS men’s hockey, also notched the opening goal and set up the tying marker. He now has 19 goals and 41 assists for 60 points in 27 games.

Beauregard and McGill’s Nikolas Brouillard exchanged goals in the first period to make the score 1-1 after 20 minutes.

In the second period McGill pulled ahead 2-1 on a goal by Guillaume Gauthier. The Redmen increased their lead to 3-1 when Brouillard collected his second of the game at 6:06 of the third frame.

The Stingers replied with markers from Charles Eric Legare and captain Phil Hudon who tied the game with 4:37 left to play in regulation.Five minutes of overtime action couldn’t break the deadlock.

Beauregard was the sixth and final shooter and the only one to score in the shootout.

Stinger goaltender Marc-Antoine Turcotte enjoyed an exceptional night. He turned away 28 of 31 shots for the victory. He also shut down all three McGill players in the shootout.

The Corey Cup was dedicated in 1988 by Ronald Corey, then president and governor of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens. It is symbolic of men’s university hockey supremacy in Montreal.

Concordia plays its last game of the regular season on Saturday night at the Ed Meagher Arena. The Carleton Ravens will be the visitors. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.