Saturday, March 24, 2007

Savage returns to Moncton

The CIS national men's hockey championships began last night in Moncton, N.B., and tonight, there was a special guest on hand to kick off the festivities.

I'll likely have more on Sébastien Savage and the tournament this weekend, but I did want to note that TSN will be broadcasting the event's final three games — beginning with the Trois-Rivières versus New Brunswick tilt at 11:30 tomorrow morning.
  • The results so far have seen the only teams that have played two games, St. FX and Saskatchewan, go 0-2 and bow out of the tournament. Today's match-ups are now essentially semi-finals, with No. 3 seed Trois-Rivières needing to beat No. 5 UNB to advance. Host Moncton, ranked No. 1, faces No. 4 Wilfred Laurier tonight.

    Given the Savage angle, my guess is most neutral observers are hoping the Aigles Bleus win their first national title in 12 years on Sunday night.
    "We hope he enjoys his stay, and sees us lift the Cup. Seeing him on the ice with the Cup will be extraordinary."
UPDATE (8 p.m. Sunday night) UNB and Moncton are currently tied 1-1 early in the second period of the national championship game.



At 11:28 p.m., March 23, 2007, Blogger sager said...

Maybe the CIS should look at playing one of the basketball semis at noon on Saturday if it enchances the TV coverage. Not everyone who wants to watch can get a webcast.... yet.

At 12:17 p.m., March 25, 2007, Blogger sager said...

Good article James.... and it's a U de M vs. UNB final. I doubt there's a good analogue for that in "Upper Canada."


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