Nova Scotia judge rules that cancelled Loney Bowl should proceed

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Judge rules in Saint Mary’s favour orders Loney Bowl championship game to be played
WATCH ABOVE: A judge ruled on Sunday that the Loney Bowl championship game will be played between Saint Mary's and Acadia after the AUS cancelled the game due to an ineligibility issue. If Acadia can't host, Saint Mary's will be given the opportunity – Nov 12, 2017

HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia judge has ruled that the Atlantic university football championship should proceed.

Justice Deborah Smith’s ruling gives Saint Mary’s University a chance to take on the Acadia Axemen in the Loney Bowl.

An issue over the eligibility of one of the Halifax university’s players prompted the governing body for university athletics in the region to cancel the game and award the title to Acadia.

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However, Saint Mary’s challenged the decision in the courts and Smith’s ruling followed two days of arguments this weekend.

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It was planned to have the game played Tuesday to determine which team will take on Ontario’s Western University at the Uteck Bowl next Saturday.

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