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March 18, 2024 | Hockey (W)

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Women's hockey cap off historic season with National Title

SASKATOON (U SPORTS) - For the second time in three years, the Concordia University Stingers hoisted the Golden Path trophy, defeating the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 3-1 in the 2024 GFL U SPORTS Women’s Hockey Championship presented by Connect Energy.

Tournament MVP and third-year Stingers’ forward Jessymaude Drapeau scored what would eventually be the game winner at 8:19 into the opening period, when she put her team up 2-0. On the play, Léonie Philbert passed to Drapeau in the corner, who then worked her way to the net and squeezed the puck between the post and the skate of Toronto goaltender Erica Fryer.

Earlier in the period, Concordia broke open the scoring at 1:09 as rookie Émile Lussier recovered her own rebound to beat Fryer on the blocker side.

Following a scoreless second period, Concordia was on the powerplay at 5:10 into the third period when Rosalie Bégin-Cyr received a pass back from Zoé Thibault between the circles and scored to put the Stingers up 3-0.

With 47 seconds left in the game, Toronto’s Emma Potter shot from the blue line and the puck trickled past Concordia goalie Jordyn Verbeek and over the goal line to give the Varsity Blues their lone goal and cut the lead 3-1.

Verbeek made 19 saves on 20 shots to pick up the win for the Stingers, while Toronto’s Fryer stopped 22 of 25 shots.

The game marked the third-straight appearance by the Stingers in the U SPORTS final. They won the title in 2022, shutting out Nipissing University 4-0, but fell 4-3 in overtime to Mount Royal University in 2023. Toronto last appeared in the championship game in 2003 and last won in 2001.


Nike Team Players of the Game

  • Rosalie Bégin-Cyr - Concordia
  • Emma Potter - Toronto

Tournament MVP: 

  • Jessymaude Drapeau - Concordia

Tournament All-Stars:

  • Forward- Ashley Delahey - Toronto
  • Forward- Jessymaude Drapeau – Concordia
  • Forward- Tatum James - Waterloo
  • Defence – Jade Picard - Montreal
  • Defence- Léonie Philbert - Concordia
  • Goaltender – Jordyn Verbeek - Concordia