hockey players struggle for puck controlThe Lancer men’s hockey team defeated Acadia 4-2 Thursday in its opening appearance at the CIS national championship tournament.

Lancers continue winning ways in University Cup opener

The fairy-tale post-season continues for the Lancer men’s hockey team, as the third-seeded squad notched its sixth straight victory over a higher-ranked opponent, topping the No. 2 Acadia Axemen 4-2 in the first game of the University Cup round-robin, Thursday in Saskatoon.

It was Windsor’s first win at the national tournament in program history.

Lancer captain Drew Palmer said he doesn’t mind being underrated: “Playing as an underdog team has been working for us all playoffs.”

He notched a second-period power play goal that tied the game at two after Richard Cameron scored Windsor’s first. Kenny Bradford with the game-winner and Mike Christou’s insurance marker rounded out the Lancer scoring.

The team’s next action will come against the host Saskatchewan Huskies at 9 p.m. EDT Saturday. A win would put Windsor into Sunday’s title game.

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