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March 20, 2022 | Hockey (W)

Captain Audrey Belzile and the Stingers play their first game Friday evening.Captain Audrey Belzile and the Stingers play their first game Friday evening.

Stingers head to women's hockey nationals as the No. 1 seed

The Concordia Stingers have been ranked No. 1 by the U Sports Women's Hockey Championship organizing committee ahead of the eight-team tournament which runs from Thursday to Sunday at MacLauchlan Arena in Charlottetown, P.E.I. 

The RSEQ champion Stingers will meet the host PEI Panthers in a quarter-final matchup on Friday at 6 p.m. (EDT). The Panthers finished fourth in the AUS’s eight-team conference with a 13-7-2 record. They were eliminated in the quarter-finals by the St. Thomas Tommies, but as the host team UPEI has a berth in the championship.


  1. Concordia – RSEQ champion (1)
  2. UNB – AUS champion (2)
  3. UBC – Canada West champion (3)
  4. Brock – OUA champion (4)
  5. Saskatchewan – Canada West finalist (5)
  6. Nipissing – Ontario finalist (6)
  7. McGill – Quebec finalist (7)
  8. UPEI - Host (8)

Quarter-finals take place Thursday and Friday. The semifinals are scheduled for Saturday. Medal games will go on Sunday with the bronze medal game slated for 1:30 p.m. and the gold medal game set for 5 p.m.

All 11 matches from the eight-team competition will be webcast live on and CBC Gem, with the gold medal game on Sunday at 5 p.m. (EDT) also being telecast in French on TVA Sports.