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A shot in the arm

The Saint Mary’s Huskies are already playing their best hockey of theseason. Now their lineup is getting a huge boost heading into theUniversity Cup.

The Saint Mary’s Huskies are already playing their best hockey of the season. Now their lineup is getting a huge boost heading into the University Cup.

The Huskies, who have won 12 of their past 13 games and swept the St. Francis Xavier X-Men en route to their second straight Atlantic University Sport men’s hockey title, are getting forwards Cam Fergus and Kyle Doucet back from injury as they head to nationals starting Thursday in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Fergus, a former all-star who has 128 points in 80 career games at Saint Mary’s, bolsters the power play and adds another dangerous offensive weapon, while Doucet — a former Halifax Mooseheads forward with a capable scoring touch — offers speed and energy.

So as not to disrupt the chemistry of a winning lineup, Fergus and Doucet will start the nationals on the fourth line, possibly taking the place of Cory Tanaka and Andrew White.

“They haven’t played in a while, it’s a little bit of a concern, but I can’t ignore what they’ve done in the past and their experience of two conference finals and one nationals,” said Huskies head coach Trevor Stienburg, of inserting them into the lineup.

Fergus has been out since Feb. 6 with a back injury, while Doucet had a broken thumb and hasn’t played since Jan. 23.

The Huskies are seeded third for the University Cup and open on Friday at 3 p.m. against either the No. 2 McGill Redmen or No. 5 Manitoba Bisons.