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CIS wrap: York rolls, Calgary sets up U of A showdown

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No. 1 ranked York finished an undefeated OUA season with a 2-0 win Sunday over the Laurier Golden Hawks — and the Lions are guaranteed home-field advantage throughout the provincial playoffs. The Lions will host either Laurier, Guelph or Windsor next Saturday in Toronto — in the OUA semifinals. After drawing McMaster during the week, York got goals from Adrian Pena and Tyrone Downes in the win over Laurier. Pena finished the season with 17 goals, tied for the OUA lead with Carleton’s Andrew Latty. Both players averaged over a goal-per-game in the regular season. WEST While the OUA finished its regular-season this past weekend, Canada West got a lot tighter. And the No. 3-ranked University of Alberta Golden Bears made their lives exceptionally difficult by getting just one out of a possible six points against Lethbridge. Pronghorns’ keeper Tyler Boast shut out the Golden Bears over 180 minutes as Lethbridge won 2-0 Saturday and then drew the Bears 0-0 on Sunday. The Bears’ lost weekend has thrown Canada West’s Prairie Division upside down. The Bears could have clinched the division title over the weekend, but instead find themselves four points up over second-place Calgary with two games left to play. Normally, four points up up with two left to play is a comfortable cushion, but both of those games are against the Dinos. So, if Calgary can win both matches, it will take the division title and the right to host the Canada West playoffs. Under the new format, all six playoff teams will hold a tournament in the home of the Prairie Division winner in 2012. That means UBC, despite it running away with an undefeated record in the Pacific, will have to try and win the Canada West title in either Edmonton or Calgary, cities which are already in the throes of winter. In snowy Calgary, the Dinos beat Saskatchewan 1-0 Saturday on a Michael McKinnon goal. Because the West Varsity field wasn’t in good shape after Saturday’s wintry matchup, the Sunday game was moved to the McMahon Stadium turf. Calgary drew the Huskies 1-1 with Dino Izak Lawrence scoring for the hosts and Brett Levis replying for the visitors. BROWN: Laurier’s Emily Brown ensured her team would get a first-round OUA playoff bye as she scored the deciding goal in a 1-0 win over York over the weekend. For Brown, it was her 15th goal of the season, giving her the OUA scoring title.

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