Premier Darrell Dexter congratulated the Saint Mary’s men’s hockey, women’s basketball, and St. Francis Xavier women’s hockey teams for winning medals at Canadian Interuniversity Sports championships. The Saint Mary’s hockey team battled to the final, winning a silver medal after a 2-0 loss to conference rival UNB in the championship game. The X-women defeated the Toronto Varsity Blues 3-2 in overtime to win the bronze medal in hockey. The Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team won a bronze with an 83-73 victory over the University of Calgary. “All Nova Scotia teams had a tremendous year and it was very exciting to see their success on the weekend,” said Premier Dexter. “All the student athletes competed at the highest level, against the best teams in the country, and showed great pride and teamwork throughout the season. They demonstrated great resiliency and determination. “We are all very proud of their accomplishments.” The women Huskies were led by CIS player-of-the-year Justine Colley who scored 33 points in the bronze-medal game. “Whenever the game is on the line, Justine always shows great poise and leadership and the bronze-medal game was another example of that,” said Premier Dexter. “I know her friends and family in East Preston, on the SMU campus, and across Nova Scotia were cheering her and her teammates on as they won the bronze.” For the men’s hockey team, forward Cory Tanaka was named to the all-tournament team. Antigonish native Erin Brophy scored two goals, including the game winner for the X-women.