Written by U SPORTS
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FREDERICTON, New Brunswick – Carleton’s Cameron Goodkey scored three in the eighth end and three more in the ninth to score a 9-4 win over Alberta’s Karsten Sturmay.
“We’re a big back-end team,” said Goodkey. “We play well in the second half, usually. As seen there, it happens and good things come of it.”
The Memorial Sea-Hawks scored four in the ninth in an 8-3 win over Lethbridge. Western held off the Brock Badgers 9-6, and the Dalhousie Tigers edged UNB 8-7 in a rematch of the Atlantic University Sport championship game.
Draw three saw the women back on the ice.
Laurentian’s Kira Brunton scored points in six consecutive ends in a 10-4 win over the Regina Cougars.
“We got some breaks, and the ice was really tricky this afternoon,” said Brunton. “Everything was happening on our side.”
With the win, the Voyageurs finish Day 1 with a win and a loss.
“We didn’t want to drop two in a row,” Brunton said.
In other games, the Pandas were 6-4 winners over the Gaels, Dalhousie joined Alberta at 2-and-0 with an 8-6 win over Brock, and Mount Allison handed UNB a 6-2 loss.
In the final draw of the day, the Golden Bears rebounded from their earlier loss with an 8-2 win over the Lethbridge Pronghorns.
Alberta scored a pair in the sixth and three more in the eighth, and the two sides shook hands.
The Dal Tigers improved to 2-0 with an 8-4 win over Brock.
The host UNB Reds stole a single point in the 10th end to beat the Western Mustangs 6-5.
“We pulled out the win, barely, by the edge of our teeth,” said Reds skip Jack Smeltzer. “He was making everything, but we just kept putting the pressure on him and eventually he cracked.”
Memorial’s Greg Blyde is 2-0 after a 7-6 win over Carleton.
Day two of the championships begins Saturday, at 7:30pm Eastern.
Dalhousie Tigers (2-0)
Memorial Sea-Hawks (2-0)
UNB Reds (1-1)
Carleton Ravens (1-1)
Western Mustangs (1-1)
Alberta Golden Bears (1-1)
Brock Badgers (0-2)
Lethbridge Pronghorns (0-2)