College hockey: the Patriots in bronze

College Hockey: Bronze Patriots


The Patriotes of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières won the bronze medal at the Men's University Hockey Championship on Sunday in Charlottetown. 

The UQTR squad defeated the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers 3 to 2.

The “Pats” quickly took control of the game, scoring twice in the first period. David Noël and Mathieu Boucher were the authors of these successes.

The crowd favorites tied the score in the second period, but Vincent Milot-Ouellet gave priority to the Quebec team before the end of commitment. This achievement then turned out to be victory.

Samuel L'Italien provided two assists in the win. Goaltender Alexis Gravel stopped 22 of his rivals' 24 shots.

The Patriotes were the defending champions in the country, having won top honors in 2022.

The Carabins at the foot of the podium

On the women's side, the Carabins of the University of Montreal were unable to please their fans and lost the bronze medal match against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

The tournament hosts went down 3-2.

The Carabins trailed by two goals after 40 minutes of play, but Justine Pelletier and Jessika Boulanger hit the target in the first eight minutes of the third period.

The “Blues” hopes of victory were badly shaken when Ireland Perrott scored with less than four minutes left in regulation time. The UdeM skaters were unable to come back for a second time and had to admit defeat.