CIS men's hockey Wednesday roundup
Photo Credit: Adam Gagnon, Laurier
|No. 4 Western||5||York||2||Final||Boxscore|
|TORONTO - The York University Lions men's hockey
team struggled to keep pace with the speedy Western Mustangs on
Thursday (Nov. 11) in a 5-2 loss at Canlan Ice Sports. Defenceman
Matt Thomson (Kitchener, Ont.) and forward Chad Hohmann (Salmon
Arm, B.C.) were credited with the Lions' two goals. Hohmann also
had an assist on Thomson's goal and is now second on the team in
scoring with six points.
The Mustangs (9-0-1) had four different players score five goals on 26 shots, with left winger Aaron Snow leading the way with a pair.
Western got on the board quickly as forward Yashar Farmanara scored just 1:24 into the game. The Mustangs added to their lead 11 minutes later when defenceman Scott Aarssen found the back of the net.
The Lions (4-7) got on the board for the first time early in the second period, when Thomson nailed in a one-timer from Adam Stuart (Calgary) on a power play less than two minutes into the frame.
However, the Mustangs quickly increased their lead again with a power play goal of their own by Snow at 8:52, and their lead climbed to three when Steve Reese netted the puck at 11:16.
The Lions' second goal, which came with 24 seconds left on the clock in the second period, was impressive. Thomson stopped a Mustangs breakaway which forced a rush in the other direction. The Lions offence then took control and after a couple of great passes between Stuart and defeceman Kyle Lamb (Holland Landing, Ont.), Hohmann blasted home the goal.
The play was just part of Lamb's stellar play on the night. He was a key player in York's defence with his aggressive play intercepting passes and diving in front of the Mustangs' shots.
Despite the pretty goal, it was the Mustangs' speed that hurt the Lions in the long run, and they remain one of only two OUA teams who have yet to lose in regulation this season (OUA East-leading McGill is 11-0).
The Lions hit the road for their next game, which will take place in Windsor on Saturday (Nov. 13) at 7:30pm. The Lions won both previous meetings with the Lancers this season.
Source: By Andrew Fletcher, York sport writing assistant
|Ryerson||1||No. 2 McGill||5||Final||Boxscore|
|MONTREAL - Marc-Andre Daneau, a third-year forward
from Daveluyville, Que., tallied twice as No.2-ranked McGill
sheared the Ryerson Rams 5-1 in OUA men's university hockey at
McConnell Arena, Thursday.
It marked the 11th consecutive victory to start the season for the Redmen, breaking the school record of 10 straight wins in regular-season play set in 1939-40. Including non-conference play, the Redmen are 16-0 overall and need one more victory to tie the club mark of 17 wins in a row, set during the 1936-37 campaign.
Freshman Benoit Levesque of Vaudreuil, Que., gave the Redmen a 1-0 lead at 10:12 of the first but Ryerson defenceman Troy Murray tied the game seven minutes later when his shot from the blueline eluded rookie netminder Antoine Tardif.
Senior Simon Marcotte-Légaré of Longueuil, Que., re-established the lead for McGill at 2:36 of the middle stanza with what proved to be the game-winner.
Daneau, who dazzled the crowd with his speed and was a one-man show throughout the game, then went to work. The six-foot-1, 195-pound arts junior scored back-to-back markers at 18:36 of the second and 54 seconds of the third, to make it 4-1. Patrick Belzile, a sophomore from St. Eloi, Que., rounded out the scoring just 51 seconds later.
"It was great to see Daneau get rewarded with a couple of goals," said head coach Kelly Nobes. "He brings a great work ethic to the rink and always provides us with a relentless effort, especially on the penalty-kill unit. For him to provide some offence and be a key to victory was a bonus."
Maxime Langelier-Parent, a third-year forward from Lery, Que., was credited with three assists in the game. The Redmen had a 40-16 edge in shots as Tardif registered the win, improving his record to 4-0. Ryerson's Louie George made 35 saves in a losing cause and dropped to 1-3.
McGill improved their lifetime record against the Rams to 36-6-1. The Redmen (11-0) and Rams (4-8) will hook up again for a rematch on Friday (7 p.m.) at McGill's Macdonald campus arena in Ste. Anne de Bellevue as McConnell Arena is unavailable due to a girls hockey tournament. McGill is playing Ryerson back-to-back in Montreal this season because the two teams agreed to played consecutive games with each other in Toronto last season.
REDMEN RAP: McGill continues to lead the nation in scoring with 69 markers in 11 contests for an average of 6.27 goals per game... They are on pace to score 175 goals, which would eclipse the team record of 173 established in 1988-89 when they played a 26-game season and posted a 19-4-3 record... The Redmen are without the services of sniper Francis Verreault-Paul this week. The third-year psychology major, who leads the nation in both goals and points with an 18-7-25 record in 10 games, has been given a leave of absence to attend the funeral of a family member. He left on Monday and drove home to Mashteuiatsh, a community on the western shore of Lac St. Jean, located about 450 kilometres northeast of Montreal... Verreault-Paul was replaced on the team's top line by senior left-winger Guillaume Doucet, who hooked up with junior centre Alex Picard-Hooper and junior right-winger Andrew Wright... Defenceman Ben Morse returned to the lineup after missing both games last week with a case of stomach flu that had him spend a night in the hospital.
Source: McGill Sports Info
|Waterloo||4||Laurier||3||Final - OT||Boxscore|
WATERLOO, Ont. - The Warriors have won this battle of Waterloo over the Hawks as they win in a shootout 4-3. A big hit from the Warrior's Mike Veysey (Bedford, N.S.) set the tone early for a spirited game. With the win, the Warriors improve to 6-5 while the Hawks fall to 5-3-2.
Ryan Daniels (Pickering, Ont.) made two big saves from the low slot on the penalty kill early in the first period, little did he know that a Laurier power play would lead to the Warrior's first goal. Breaking up a pass to the point led to a breakaway for Chris Ray (Kelowna, B.C.) who made no mistake roofing his fourth of the season over Daniels shoulder. Ray scored another goal in the second period and finished the night with two goals and one assist.
In the second period, Kyle Schwende (Kitchener, Ont.) skated from the half boards and scored his second of the season from the slot through the wickets of Daniels. Down 3-0, the Hawks desperately needed to change the momentum of the game. Laurier got their answer after Zack Shepley (Milton, Ont.) drew a holding penalty, but threw a punch after the whistle knocking down a Warrior. Luckily, more roughness after the whistle ensued, and the Hawks still got the power play. The Hawks ended the second period unable to score after a 5-on-3 for just over two minutes after Keaton Hartigan (Kitchener, Ont.) made some brilliant saves.
Laurier did not give up as Thomas Middup (Richmond Hill, Ont.) stuffed in a rebound from a shot from the point. He was at it again coming out of the penalty box, spun on his knees but just grazed the outside of the post. Jean-Michel Rizk (Dunham, Que.) took a cross ice pass, misplayed it, but managed to make a nifty deke around Hartigan and tucked the puck into the net to cut the deficit to one.
The Warriors thought they gained back some momentum after another beautiful glove save by Hartigan faced a disallowed Warriors goal that saw Daniels shook up on the play. The Hawks evened the game at three with a beautiful goal on the power play, moving the puck around the box, with a sharp pass through the crease for Rizk's second of the night. He finished the night with two goals and one assist, and when asked about the game, responded, "It is a little disappointing, we only showed up for one period, and we can't win a game like that. The third period was better as we carried the puck with speed through the neutral zone."
Overtime solved nothing, so the game went to a shootout. Both goalies stopped the first three shots. After Hartigan blocked Skinner on a good attempt, Andy Smith (Rosetown, Sask.) scored the shootout winner through the five hole of Daniels. Daniels made 27 saves on the night on 30 shots while Hartigan turned aside 29 of 32 shots for the victory.
"Not really," was the comment made by coach Greg Puhalski following the loss when asked about how happy he was about the game. He continued with "I was pleased about the third, down three nothing going into the third and getting one point is a positive. We had better energy, we didn't skate in the first two periods."
The Hawks next game is away on Friday, November 12 against Windsor.
Source: Laurier Sports Info