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hockey players skateThe defending Queen’s Cup champion Windsor Lancers will begin the divisional final series Wednesday.

Lancers return to divisional finals in men’s hockey

With a 6-3 victory Saturday to complete a two-game sweep of the Lakehead Thunderwolves, the No. 8 Lancer men's hockey team has advanced to the Ontario University Athletics west division finals for the fourth consecutive year.

Eric Noel scored two goals and Ryan Green, Drew Palmer, Spencer Pommells and Sebastian Beauregard each added singles to ice the win. Read a full game recap at goLancers.ca. Windsor will meet the survivor of the Guelph-Toronto semi-final in the best-of-three divisional title series, starting Wednesday.

The women’s basketball team secured home advantage through the OUA playoffs with a 77-68 win over the Laurier Golden Hawks in Waterloo on Saturday. Korissa Williams scored 14 points in the first quarter and finished with a game-high 28 points and 13 rebounds. Read “Lancers close out season with win over Hawks.” Windsor has earned a bye and will host a quarter-final game Saturday, February 28, at 7 p.m. in the St. Denis Centre.

A 15-5 record earned the men’s basketball squad the west division title as the No. 5 ranked Lancers closed out its regular season with an 87-77 win over the Laurier Golden Hawks on Saturday afternoon. The team will open its post-season at home Wednesday, February 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, with a $10 rate for youth and seniors. Learn more at goLancers.ca.

Fans are celebrating the most successful season in a decade for the men’s volleyball team, which ended Saturday after two defeats at the OUA championship tournament. Windsor lost 3-1 (22-25, 18-25, 25-23, 20-25) Friday to the eventual-champion McMaster Marauders, then dropped Saturday’s bronze-medal game to the York Lions 3-2 (25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 11-15).

Fifth-year forward Candace Kourounis scored the lone goal for Windsor as the women’s hockey team lost a 2-1 overtime decision Saturday to the Toronto Varsity Blues to drop the quarter-final series in two straight games.