Panthers to play Reds in men's hockey semifinal

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The UPEI Panthers will play the top-ranked University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds in the Atlantic University Sport men’s hockey semifinal.

The matchup was finalized Sunday night when Mike Cazzola scored 1:26 into double overtime to give the Acadia Axemen a 4-3 victory of the Moncton Blue Eagles.

Acadia will play the Saint Mary’s Huskies in the other semifinal.

A schedule has not been released.

UPEI lost all four games to UNB this season, but three were one-goal games and the last was a 5-2 decision in Fredericton on Feb.2.

Michael Ward, Christopher Owens and Liam Heelis also scored for Acadia while Maxime Pilon, Samuel Groulx and Christian Gaudet replied for Moncton.

Evan Mosher stopped 36 shots for the win while Adrien Lemay made 64 saves in the loss.

Organizations: University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds, Atlantic University Sport, Moncton Blue Eagles

Geographic location: Saint Mary, Moncton

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