One heck of an upset.

I’m sure The Golden X Inn on St. Francis Xavier campus in Antigonish is just wild on this Tuesday night.

Second round of AUS hockey playoffs and the X-men have just picked off the UNB Varsity Reds in three straight games. This is HUGE. UNB is the defending national champions and were ranked first nationally for most of the season until St. FX managed a late season upset to spoil their perfect season — and leaving them ranked second nationally.

Seems like the X-men had their number.

I’ve seen some tweets already thanking X for picking off the powerhouse. But it appears the powerhouse might still be in the running.

They await the winner of the SMU-Acadia series (SMU leads 2-1 with game three set to go Wednesday at the Halifax Forum). I’m hoping for a SMU win, not because they’re the Halifax team — (unfortunately my alma mater Dalhousie didn’t ice a decent team this year and missed playoffs) — But because a SMU-STFX series promises to be a fantastic AUS final.

Jennifer Casey was born and raised in Halifax. She loves all sports but tries to stick to writing about hockey for sanity purposes. You can follow her on twitter @jenncaseyhfx or find her on her blog National Passtime

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