Mens Hockey vs U of T - 8

Shaun Furlong (21) battles in front of the net during second round playoff action against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on February 24. Western beat the Blues in the second round and then beat the Gryphons in the third round to advance to the 105th Queen's Cup.

AARON MALLETT / GAZETTE

Every week the Purple Pipe Podcast dedicates time to Mustang athletics. We talk to the athletes and coaches who matter most.

Episode 24 features Greg Dodds and Shaun Furlong from the men's hockey team, who have qualified for the Queen's Cup for the first time since 2012.

Co-hosts Nathan Kanter and Shane Roberts talks with the guests about why they first picked up a hockey stick, how Shaun used a loophole to play at Western for six years, who on the team has the best celebration and much more.

Rapid Fire also comes down to the wire, as the contestants finish just 1 seconds apart. 

The 105th Queen's Cup is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, where Western will host the UQTR Patriotes in a one-game showdown. Follow @SportsAtGazette for live coverage or tune into the game on CHRW, 94.9. The game can also be live streamed on OUA.tv, courtesy of MustangsTV.

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Nathan is the digital managing editor for volume 109 of the Western Gazette. Nathan studied MTP for his undergrad, a mixture of MIT at Western and television broadcasting at Fanshawe, before receiving his masters in journalism from Western last year.

Shane is a fourth year History student at Western. It is his first year as a sports editor for the Gazette. He is also a member of the cross country and track and field teams at Western.

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