Weekend Wrap: York springs into McCaw Cup with 6-2 rout of Nipissing

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The York University Lions women’s hockey team will be heading to the McCaw Cup final after a 6-2 win in front of a packed Lions crowd over the second seed Nipissing University Lakers.

The win gave York a 2-0 series victory in their second round series, which also secures a shot at the U SPORTS national championship in March.

“It’s a proud day for me,” said head coach Dan Church, who has been the Lions’ bench boss since 2004. “We have a group of leaders who are mature and skilled, everyone steps up and does their job. It’s a pleasure to coach them.”

The Lions will be playing the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA)’s McCaw Cup final on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Varsity Arena in downtown Toronto. York will also now head to Charlottetown, P.E.I. for the U SPORTS women’s hockey national championship. The tournament begins on March 12. More details on the York Lions website.

Badgers hand women’s volleyball Lions 3-0 OUA quarter-final loss

The York Lions women’s volleyball team saw their season come to an end Saturday night at Bob Davis Gymnasium in St. Catharines, Ont.

They dropped a 3-0 decision to the top-seeded Brock University Badgers in the OUA quarter-final, losing 25-16, 25-19 and 25-14. The loss represents a fourth consecutive first round OUA playoff loss for the Lions. More details.