Sebastien Auger is a Queen’s Cup champion.
The former Sea Dogs goaltender made 31 saves in the UQTR Patriotes’ 4-3 come-from-behind overtime victory over the Western Mustangs last night in London, capturing the Ontario University Athletics men’s hockey championship.
Western led 3-1 after two periods but goals from UQTR’s Charles-David Beaudoin and Pierre-Olivier Morin in the third sent the match to overtime. 4:21 into extra time, Pierre-Maxime Poudrier netted his second of the game to give UQTR the win.
From the OUA’s game recap:
UQTR's Sebastien Auger entered with a .949 save percentage in the playoffs and didn't disappoint either, bouncing back from Western's early goals to put together a solid performance. He finished with 31 saves, 25 of which came in the first two periods.
Auger and the Patriotes had already earned a spot in next weekend’s University Cup in Halifax. With the Carleton Ravens beating the Guelph Gryphons in the OUA bronze medal game last night, there will be an impressive seven former Sea Dogs taking part in the eight-team tournament. They are:
UQTR Patriotes – Sebastien Auger
StFX X-Men – Mark Tremaine
UNB Varsity Reds – Stephen Anderson and Mike Thomas
Carleton Ravens – David Weckworth and Jason Seed
Saint Mary’s Huskies – Stephen MacAulay
Western, Saskatchewan and Alberta are also taking part.
The seedings and schedule for the tournament are expected to be announced today.
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