Hockey’s hopes dashed

Ottawa wins twice to secure final slot

The men’s hockey team did their part with a 6-0-1 run in their last seven games, but they fell just short of the playoffs. After Friday night’s 1-0 win over the Royal Military College, Queen’s was two points up on the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees for the final playoff spot in the OUA eastern conference and controlled the tiebreaker, so Ottawa needed at least three points from their remaining two games. The Gee-Gees proved up to the challenge, beating the McGill Redmen 2-1 on Saturday and defeating the Ryerson Rams 3-0 on Sunday to come away with four points and the final playoff spot. Queen’s head coach Brett Gibson said missing the playoffs is disappointing despite the team’s stellar stretch run. “I’m not here to have any moral victories,” he said. “I was brought in to change the program, and my program is supposed to make the playoffs every year.”

- Andrew Bucholtz

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