volleyball gameLancer men’s volleyball and hockey teams will play for their respective provincial championships on Saturday, March 11.

Two Lancer teams to challenge for provincial championships

The Lancer men’s volleyball and hockey teams will each play for their respective provincial championships on Saturday, March 11, after seeing off challengers this past weekend.

Hockey defeated the Lakehead Thunderwolves in their best-of-three semi-final series with a 4-2 deciding win Saturday following a 2-1 setback in overtime Friday in Thunder Bay. Windsor earned the western conference title and will host the UQTR Patriotes in the Queen’s Cup final on Saturday. The conference win also entitles the Lancers to a berth in the U Sports national championship tournament.

Mason Kohn scored Windsor’s lone Game 2 goal and opened his side’s scoring in Game 3; Brady Pataki, Sean Olson, and Barret Dachyshyn with an empty-netter sealed the victory.

In Saturday’s contest to decide the Ontario University Athletics championship, the puck will drop at 7:30 p.m. at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex.

Tickets are $15, with a youth and senior price of $10. The first 100 students will be admitted free. The Lancer online box office is unavailable due to a security breach with the external provider. Advance tickets will be available for purchase at the box office in the Toldo Lancer Centre, Tuesday 3 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday 3 to 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 11 will also see Lancer volleyball vie for the provincial title, as the blue and gold head to Hamilton to face the McMaster Marauders in the Forsyth Cup final. Game time is 6 p.m. Fans can tune in to watch on OUA.tv.

Windsor earned its chance — as well as a spot in the U Sports national tournament — with a 3-1 win over Toronto at the Toldo Lancer Centre on Saturday. Zach Albert led with 20 points while Luca Nastase added 16.5 points, 12 kills, and 14 digs.

Meanwhile, track and field athletes will be in Saskatoon for the U Sports championship tourney, March 9 to 11. The Lancer men are ranked sixth heading into the competition.