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UPDATED: College of the Canyons hockey team advances, then loses

Team now in consolation bracket

Posted: March 5, 2009 4:42 p.m.
Updated: March 5, 2009 5:39 p.m.
 
UPDATE Thursday 5:30 p.m.:
College of the Canyons Hockey Suffers Loss in National Tournament

Rochester, NY - The College of the Canyons hockey team finally met its match Thursday, as the Cougars were defeated 7-2 by Grand Valley State University in the second round of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division-III National Championships.

College of the Canyons will now move to the tournament's consolation bracket where they await the loser of the match-up between Saginaw Valley State University and nationally top-ranked Northern Arizona University (NAU), which is currently being played.

Grand Valley State University will face the winner of that match-up.

Last month the Cougars defeated NAU in the Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association (PCHA) championship game to win the coveted Adam's Cup and advance to Rochester.


Thursday 2:20 p.m.:
College of the Canyons Hockey Advances in National Tournament
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The College of the Canyons hockey team skated to a thrilling 6-5 victory over Albany University on Wednesday to advance to the second round of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division-III National Championships.

The Cougars will next face off against Grand Valley State University, of Allendale, Mich., at 4:15 p.m. today in Rochester, N.Y.

Wednesday was an exciting day of opening round action as large schools Colorado University, Georgia Tech and University of Tennessee each suffered first-round defeats.

The tournament's remaining field now includes Northern Arizona University, Saginaw Valley State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fredonia State, Hope College and Farmingdale State College, Grand Valley State University and College of the Canyons.

College of the Canyons is now the only community college, and lone California school, in the tournament.

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