Stinger rookie sensation Hugo Roy scored at 10:44 of the third period to lift Concordia to a 4-3 victory over the McGill Redmen in the 32nd annual Corey Cup game before a capacity crowd at the Ed Meagher Arena on Saturday night.
Fourth-year forward Charles-Éric Légaré scored two goals and was named player of the game. Fan favorite Philippe Sanche rounded out the Concordia scoring.
Rookie goaltender Anthony Dumont-Bouchard turned away 25 of 28 shots to pick up the win.
The Stingers have won three of the last four Corey Cup clashes and went into the game as the defending champions.
Concordia has also won three of four meetings with McGill this season, and that bodes well for playoffs which begin Wednesday, Feb. 13. There’s a good possibility the teams will meet in the first round.
The Redmen are currently in fourth place with 36 points and one game remaining, a battle with the second-place Queen’s Gaels in Kingston on Saturday night.
The Stingers sit in fifth place with 32 points and two games remaining. Concordia hosts the seventh-place UQTR Patriotes on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The following night, the Stingers wrap up the regular season in Oshawa, Ont. versus the sixth-place UOIT Ridgebacks.
The top eight teams in the OUA East make the playoffs.