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Gaels reclaim Carr-Harris Cup

  • [Ceremonial faceoff]
    Bruce Carr-Harris conducts the ceremonial puck drop before the 29th annual Carr-Harris Cup on Thursday, Feb. 5. Queen's captain Corey Bureau and RMC captain Alexander Pym take the draw. (Photo by Ian MacAlpine)
  • [MVP award presentation]
    Queen's forward Patrick McGillis accepts the MVP award from Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, and Mark Potter, President, International Hockey Hall of Fame. (Photo by Ian MacAlpine)
  • [Queen's celebrates win]
    The Gaels men's hockey team celebrates its 5-1 victory over RMC in the 29th annual Carr-Harris Cup game. The team also raised more than $1,000 for Neil Doef, a young player who suffered a serious spinal cord injury in December. (Photo by Ian MacAlpine)

The Carr-Harris Cup has returned to Queen's campus.

The Gaels men's hockey team had no trouble taking down the Paladins of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) on Thursday night, scoring a 5-1 victory in front of 3,295 spectators at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in the 29th annual Carr-Harris Cup. This year's attendance set a new record for the Carr-Harris Cup game, beating the previous mark set in 2013.

Patrick McGillis was named MVP of the Carr-Harris Cup for the Gaels while Paladins forward Bruce Hornbrook received the honour for RMC. Queen's improves to 18-9-2 in the Carr-Harris Cup against RMC having scored a total of 124 goals for compared to 80 against.

The Carr-Harris Challenge Cup was initiated in 1986 by the International Hockey Hall of Fame in celebration of the hockey rivalry between Queen's and RMC, which dates back to 1886. The rivalry is the longest in the world on record. 

The Gaels men's hockey team was also able to raise more than $1,000 for Neil Doef who is an injured hockey player from the Smiths Falls Bears. Doef was injured in December during a game in Saskatchewan where he suffered a serious spinal cord injury. The Doef Strong movement has since raised more than $100,000 for the player and his family.