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No. 8 seed Mount Royal Cougars top Montreal Carabins to reach U Sports women's hockey final

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The Mount Royal Cougars have upgraded their expectations at the U Sports women's hockey championship in Montreal. The Cougars, seeded eighth entering the tournament, knocked off the Montreal Carabins 3-1 on Saturday to earn a berth in Sunday's championship final against the winner of a later game between the UBC Thunderbirds and Concordia Stingers.

Morgan Ramsay, Alex Spence and Kaia Borbandy (empty-netter) scored for the Cougars, who took a 1-0 lead into the third period. WATCH | Ramsay leads Cougars into final: Amelie Poire-Lehoux scored for the Carabins.

Cougars netminder Kaitlyn Ross stopped 22 of 23 shots in the victory. Aube Racine stopped 22 of 24 in the Carabins' net. The Varsity Blues knocked off the UNB Reds 4-1 earlier on Saturday to earn a berth in Sunday morning's consolation final where they play the StFX X-Women, who knocked off the Nipissing Lakers 7-3 earlier on Saturday.

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