Judge rules cancelled football game should proceed, winner to face Western in Uteck Bowl

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.

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

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