Varsity hockey: Six Newfoundlanders in AUS final

Kenn Oliver
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The Saint Mary’s Huskies edged the Acadia Axemen 2-1 at the Halifax Forum Sunday night to stay alive in an Atlantic University Sport (AUS) men’s hockey final, a series that features a half dozen Newfoundlanders.

The Axemen lead the best-of-five affair 2-1 heading into Game 4 tonight in Halifax. If a Game 5 is necessary, it will go Wednesday night at Acadia’s home rink in Wolfville, N.S.

The lineup for the Huskies, ranked six nationally, includes forward Bradley Greene of Tilting, who had an assist Sunday, and defenceman Stephen Gillard of St. John’s.

There are four Newfoundlanders on the Axemen, who are No. 2 in the country (after the Alberta Golden Bears). Goalie Evan Mosher of Conception Bay South and defenceman Chris Owens of St. John’s were both named first-team AUS all-stars last week, while forwards Scott Trask of Bonavista and Travis Randell of Twillingate, who had an assist on Acadia’s only goal Sunday, round out this province’s contingent with the Axemen.

Mosher faced 22 shots in Sunday’s loss, the day after being named the first star of Game 2 at Acadia, where he made 19 saves in a 3-0 shutout win.

Owens had been the first star Friday, scoring twice and adding an assist, as Acadia opened up the final with a 6-3 home-ice victory.

Organizations: Alberta Golden Bears, Game 2

Geographic location: Acadia, Halifax, Wolfville

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