Cougars keep hockey crown
By Blaine Meller, Sports Editor
The Mount Royal Cougars men’s hockey team has won its ACAC appeal.
In a statement released moments ago, the university announced the ACAC tribunal has overturned the commissioner’s ruling, meaning the Cougars keep the 2010-11 hockey title.
“We [Mount Royal] are pleased that after a thorough review and discussion that the ACAC tribunal has ruled in favour of our appeal. We once again want to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our men’s hockey team and congratulate them on a well-deserved championship. While it’s unfortunate that this situation has detracted from their win – at the end of the day, we feel the appeal was necessary and that the correct decision has been made. We want to thank all those parties involved in the decision making process and would also like to extend our congratulations to the SAIT Trojans on a hard fought season and series,” the university’s athletic department said in a release.
The Cougars defeated SAIT for the title three games to two, culminating with a dramatic 1-0 in the fifth and deciding game last Sunday. That victory handed Mount Royal its first men’s hockey title in five years and ended SAIT’s run of four straight titles.
The Cougars are holding a media availability later this afternoon. Watch www.thereflector.ca and the April 7 print edition of The Reflector for the compete story.