2017 U SPORTS All-Star Series: Fram’s late goal secures historic U SPORTS sweep
U SPORTS – ST. CATHARINES, Ont. (U SPORTS) – Alberta Golden Bears forward Jason Fram put home a rebound with 6.5 seconds left, clinching a 4-3 victory for the U SPORTS All-Stars over Hockey Canada’s World Junior Prospects at the Meridian Centre on Thursday afternoon.
The win secured a sweep of the U SPORTS All-Star Series for the first time since the World Junior squad began facing Canada’s best university hockey players in 2015. It was also the first pair of wins in the same year for any U SPORTS competition – including conference all-star teams, and squads made up of two to three U SPORTS programs – over Team Canada since the series began in 1988.
“What we saw the last two games is a group of guys that came together very quickly over a four-day period,” said U SPORTS head coach Brad Peddle, whose squad featured six returning players and 11 difference universities represented. “One of the things we wanted to really emphasize this year was…to make the experience bigger and better and more high-performance and really treat it like Hockey Canada treats their players. I think that’s what you saw from our guys, that they really felt like it was very professional and it showed on the ice.”
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