WOLFVILLE, N.S. — Garrett Forrest stopped 36 shots as the Ryerson Rams held on to beat the New Brunswick Reds 2-1 Friday to reach the semifinals of the U Sports men's hockey championships at Acadia University.
Domenico Commisso of Oakville, Ont., scored the game-winning goal for Ryerson on the power play just 1:40 into the second period. LaSalle, Ont.'s Kevin Gursoy opened scoring for the Rams 17 seconds into the contest.
Forrest, from Ashburn, Va., proved to be the difference in the contest as the Reds dominated the Rams, outshooting them 37-18.
At the 7:35 mark of the third period, UNB's Samuel Dove-Mcfalls of Montreal finally managed to crack Forrest, scoring the Reds' lone goal in the contest.
In the other contest Friday night, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres edged the University of British Columbia 2-1 in double overtime. Felix Lauzon’ had the winning goal for the Patriotes.
Ryerson will play Trois-Rivieres in semifinal action Saturday, while St. FX and Alberta meet in the other contest.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 1, 2022.