20. CIS Women’s Hockey Final: McGill beats Montreal in 2OT
Women’s hockey has been in the forefront this year (and appears two more times in our countdown) but one underrated aspect of the year in women’s hockey was the dominance by Montreal-based teams, and by extension, this final game.
Between the Montreal Stars losing only two games in the CWHL’s regular season and McGill and Montreal facing off for the CIS Women’s Hockey title, you can say that Montreal was where the most successful women’s hockey programs lived in 2014.
But now, back to the game.
The two top teams in the Quebec conference were 4-4 against each other heading into the winner-take-all game. It would be fitting that the season series and championship would both be decided.
McGill got off to a 3-1 lead thanks to two goals from Gabrielle Davidson, who won Tournament MVP.
However, Montreal fought back. The defending champions weren’t going down without a fight. Forty-three seconds after McGill took a 3-1 lead, Montreal scored to make it 3-2 with nine minutes remaining in the third period.
With 3:13 to go, Ariane Barker scored her second of the game to tie it up and the game was headed to overtime.
After the first overtime solved nothing, despite scoring chances on both ends, McGill got a power play to start the second overtime and Brittany Fouracres, a defenceman from Calgary, scored to give the Martlets the championship in an instant classic.
Next: No. 19: A Bright Spot In A Tough Season