FREDERICTON — Riley Kieser had two goals and two assists as the Alberta Golden Bears held on for an 8-6 win over the Acadia Axemen on Friday in a quarterfinal of the Canadian university hockey men's championship.
Cole Sanford and Jason Fram both scored and added two assists as Alberta built an 8-2 lead by the 6:46 mark of the third period. Luke Philp, Stephane Legault and Jamie Crooks all added power-play goals, while Trevor Cox had an even-strength goal. Brendan Burke made 23 saves for the win.
Cristiano Digiacinto, Chance Braid, Boston Leier and Geoff Schemitsch all had short-handed goals for Acadia in the final 10 minutes of play. Kyle Farrell and Remy Giftopoulos also scored. Robert Steeves stopped 24-of-32 shots before getting pulled 6:46 into the third. Dawson Carty turned aside all six shots he faced in relief.
The Golden Bears went 3 for 4 on the power play and the Axemen were 1 for 4 with the man advantage.
In Friday's other quarterfinal, Michael Sofillas had a power-play goal as the Saskatchewan Huskies beat the McGill Redmen 4-1.
Connor Cox, Carson Stadnyk and Kohl Bauml also scored for Saskatchewan. Antoine Dufort-Plant replied for McGill.
The St. F-X X-Men will play the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds on Saturday in one semifinal, while Saskatchewan and Alberta will meet in the other.
The Canadian Press