Men's hockey drops semifinal; meets UNB for bronze

Men's hockey drops semifinal; meets UNB for bronze

FREDERICTON, N.B. –  University of Alberta's Trevor Cox scored 3:15 into overtime to complete the Golden Bears 3-2 comeback win over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday in a University Cup semifinal. 

The Golden Bears were down 2-0 entering the final 20 minutes of the game. The No. 2 seeded Canada West champion scored three unanswered goals for the win including two power play goals at 6:41 and 15:17 in the third period. 

Cox's shot from the right faceoff circle beat Saskatchewan netminder Taran Kozun on the right side between his blocker and body.

With the win, the Golden Bears advance to the University Cup final for the 21st time in history.

Parker Thomas opened the scoring for the Huskies at 12:13 in the first period on a scramble in front of the net. Alberta netminder Zach Sawchenko couldn't freeze the puck among the pile of players in front of the net.

Rookie Alex Forsberg extended the Huskies' lead at 17:46 in the second period on the power play. Forsberg received a pass in front of the net and slipped it over Sawchenko's shoulder stick side into the top of the net. 

Alberta cut the Huskies' lead in half with a Luke Philp power play goal at 6:41 in the third. Philp's shot beat Kozun top shelf stick side. Graeme Craig tied the game on the power play at 15:17 when his shot bounced off Kozun's glove and into the net.

Sawchenko made 20 saves in the win for Alberta, while Kozun stopped 33 in the loss.

Saskatchewan will meet the UNB Varsity Reds in the bronze medal game at 10 a.m. (Atlantic) on The Golden Bears will face the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in the final at 2 p.m. (Atlantic).