October 7, 2011
CIS men's hockey Friday roundup: Lakers late goal sinks Hawks
Photo Credit: Adam Gagnon
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The Brock University men's hockey
team (1-0 OUA) opened the 2011-12 OUA regular season with a 6-3
victory over the Carleton Ravens at the Seymour-Hannah Centre
Brock sophomore Jordan Gignac (Hamilton, Ont.) opened the scoring
at 14:51 of the first period burying a wrist shot over the pad of
Ravens' sophomore goaltender Matthew Dopud (Pointe-Claire, QC).
Under a minute later at 15:28, Carleton seniors Andrew Self
(Peterborough, Ont.) and Shane Bakker (Navan, Ont.) setup sophomore
Brad Albert (Nepean, Ont.) who put a backhand shot off the post and
in past Brock senior goaltender Kurt Jory (Brandon, Man.).
Just over three minutes into the second period, Brock would take a
2-1 lead on the power play when senior Derek Brochu (Welland, Ont.)
found Gignac who slid it past Dopud for his second goal of the
Sophomore Thomas Stajan (Mississauga, Ont.) gave Brock a two-goal
lead at 17:54 of the second period with Gignac adding the lone
Carleton pulled within one goal with seven seconds remaining in the
second, as sophomore Joe Pleckaitis (Ottawa, Ont.) setup senior
Brandon MacLean (Burlington, Ont.) for his first goal of the
The Badgers power play would go to work once again at 6:51 of the
third period, as freshman Sean Jones (Newmarket, Ont.) and
sophomore Kaine Geldart (Kingston, Ont.) setup sophomore defenseman
Kevin Christmas (Hamilton, Ont.) who buried a slap shot from the
point past Dopud to make it 4-2.
Brock freshman Andrew Boudreau (St. Catharines, Ont.) fed sophomore
Matt Abercrombie (Sarnia, Ont.) a pass into the slot, which he
dragged past Dopud to give the Badgers a three-goal lead 5-2 at
Midway through the third period at 11:02, Carleton would make it
5-3 as Bakker added his first goal of the season finding the back
of the net behind Jory.
With 30 seconds remaining in regulation and the Ravens' goalie
pulled, Stajan secured the victory adding an empty net goal.
Jory turned aside 22 of the 25 Carleton shots he faced for the
victory while the Ravens' Dopud collected 18 saves in the loss.
Badgers are right back in action Saturday, October 8 at 2:15 p.m.
at the Seymour Hannah Complex when they face the Queens Gaels.
Brock, Gignac 1 (Brochu, Stajan), 14:51
Carleton, Albert 1 (Self, Bakker), 15:28.
Brock, Gignac 2 (Brochu), 3:16 (PP)
Brock, Stajan 1 (Gignac), 17:54
Carleton, MacLean 1 (Pleckaitis), 19:53
Brock, Christmas 1 (Geldart, Jones), 6:51 (PP)
Brock, Abercrombie 1 (Boudreau), 8:49
Carleton, Bakker 1 (Self, Bahm), 11:02
Brock, Stajan 2 (Abercrombie, Smeltzer), 19:30 (EN)
Carleton, Dopud 0-1-0 (23 shots-18 saves)
Brock, Jory 1-0-0 (25 shots-22 saves)
Source: Brock Sports Info
||Final - OT
LONDON, Ont. – The Western Mustangs men’s hockey
team defeated the RMC Paladins 5-2 in their first OUA game of the
Chris Rocca opened the scoring for the Mustangs early in the first
period on a scramble in front of the RMC netminder.
The Paladins attempted to tie up the game on a powerplay,
after veteran defenseman Scott Aarssen took an interference
penalty, but were blanked by the solid goalkeeping of rookie Alain
Valiquette (Sudbury, Ont.).
RMC remained scoreless for most of the period until Colin
O’Rourke banged in a rebound that just squeaked past
Despite a strong first period for the Mustangs, it was 1-1 after 20
minutes of play.
Second-year forward Steve Reese scored early in the second period
with helpers from Keaton Turkiewicz and Kevin Baker.
A minute later, rookie Zach Harnden netted his first goal of the
game giving Western a 3-1 advantage.
Harnden added his second goal as a Mustang on a powerplay at
The Paladins scored their second and final goal of the game late in
the period as the Mustangs went into the dressing room 4-2 after
two periods of play.
It was a penalty-laden third period for RMC as they took six for a
total of 12 minutes. The Mustangs scored one more time to
finish the game with a final score of 5-2. The goal was scored by
Yashar Farmanara at 13:46.
Valiquette stopped 19 of 21 shots and RMC goalkeeper Andrew
Flemming (Quispamsis, N.B.) stopped 43 of 48 shots.
The three stars of the game were Harnden, Flemming and
The Western Mustangs will suit up for their second game of the
weekend when they face the Carleton Ravens at Thompson Arena
tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Source: Western Sports Info
WATERLOO, Ont. - The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men's
hockey team (0-1-0) lost their season opener Friday night to the
Nipissing Lakers (2-0-0) by a score of 5-4.
Defenceman Jeff Leaist of Hamilton, Ont., scored his second of
the contest with just over two minutes remaining to win the
back-and-forth affair for Nipissing.
The Hawks got off to a good start after Kain Allicock of
Markham, Ont., opened the scoring on the powerplay midway through
the opening frame.
Laurier would stretch their lead to three less than six minutes
into the second period on goals from Mitch Lebar of Aurora, Ont.,
and James Marsden of Exeter, Ont.
After the two goal outburst in under a minute, the Lakers called
a timeout and it woke up the team. Nipissing would score four goals
in the next eight minutes on Hawks netminder Ryan Daniels of
Pickering, Ont., to take the lead heading to the third.
However, just 26 seconds into the final frame, Benjamin Skinner
of Markham, Ont., evened the score at four with his first goal of
The game would remain tied until Leaist fired home his second of
the game at the 17:57 mark of the third period.
Daniels finished the game with 31 saves in a losing effort for
Laurier while Daniel Spence of Langley, B.C., turned aside 19 shots
to earn the win for the Lakers.
Both Marsden and Allicock finished the game with a goal and an
assist to lead the Hawks offensively.
Nipissing finished the game two for six on the powerplay while
the Hawks managed just one goal on nine opportunities. In total,
the two teams combined to take 77 minutes in penalties with
Nipissing owning 49 of those minutes.
Laurier will look to get in the win column tomorrow night when
they host the Ottawa Gee-Gees at the Waterloo Memorial Recreational
Complex. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
Source: Laurier Sports Info
TORONTO - Five different players scored as the Varsity Blues
men’s hockey team defeated the Queen’s Gaels 5-2 on
Friday, October 7 at Varsity Arena.
The win marks Toronto's first over Queen's since Jan. 16, 2010.
After a scoreless first period, fourth-year forward Robert Kay of
Orono, Ont., got the Blues on the board, tapping in a Cassidy
Preston rebound that was sitting on the goal line.
Second-year forward Anthony Bergin (Scarborough, Ont.) potted U of
T’s second goal on the powerplay, one-timing a Michael
Markovic pass in the slot past Gaels goalie Riley Whitlock.
Less than two minutes later Tyler von Engelbrechten nudged in
fellow rookie forward Paul Van De Velde’s wrap around attempt
to give the Blues a 3-0 lead that they would carry into the third
The Gaels came out raring to go in the third and quickly got on the
board as Kelly Jackson finished off a play in U of T’s
Three minutes later first-year Gaels forward Corey Bureau of
Amherstview, Ont., wired a shot into the top corner to close the
gap to one (3-2).
U of T would add some insurance with just over three minutes
remaining as third-year forward Kyle Ventura scored off a faceoff
to the left of Whitlock.
Byron Elliott rounded out the scoring with an empty-netter in the
final minute of play.
Rookie goaltender Brett Willows made 21 saves in his CIS debut
The Varsity Blues return to the ice next Satrurday, October 15 as
they host the Westren Mustangs at Varsity Arena. The puck
drops at 7:30 p.m.
Source: Toronto Sports Info
GUELPH, Ont. – The Guelph Gryphon men’s hockey team
rallied in the third period Saturday night in their regular season
opener but fell short in a 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Gee Gees at the
Cody St. Jacques (Iroquois Falls, Ont.) was in net for the
Gryphons and made 26 saves on 31 shots in the loss. While Gee
Gees goaltender Russel Abbott was in net, making 27 saves on 29
shots for the win.
Ottawa took the early lead with a goal from Kyle Ireland at
4:33 of the first period. Gee Gees forward Luc Olivier Blain
and left wing Matthieu Methot were credited the assists. Gryphon
captain Kris Belan (Florence, Ont.) scored his first of the season
and tied up the game at 16:31 with fellow veterans Zach Lillie
(Bracebridge, Ont.) and Ed Gale (Keswick, Ont.) credited the
assists. The first period ended tied at one-all and the Gee-Gees
outshot the Gryphons 13-8 in the period.
The Gee Gees came out strong in the second period scoring a
pair of early goals and shutting out the Gryphons.
Ottawa’s first goal came as the puck deflected off a Gryphon
player in front of the Gryphon goalie and Ottawa’s Dominque
Jalbert fired the rebound right past Loverock’s left
shoulder. The Gee Gees then earned a short-handed goal by
Matt White at 9:51 to grab a 3-1 lead. Ottawa outshot the Gryphons
in this period as well 12-8.
In the third period the Gryphons rallied to get back into the
game and scored on the power play by Andrew Merrett set up by J.T.
MacDonald (Niagara Falls, Ont.) and Justin Gvora at the 10:27
minute mark. The Gryphon celebrations ended shortly
thereafter when the Gee Gees scored two more powerplay goals
fromAustin Krahenbil and Alexandre Touchette to close out the
game. Despite the result the Gryphons faught hard in the
period and outshot the Gee Gees in the third 13-6.
Overall the Gryphons were 2/6 on the powerplay while Ottawa
was 3/7. The Gee Gees outshot Guelph 31-29 on the
The Gryphons will look to turn things around tomorrow night
when they host the UQTR Patriotes at 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa 1 2 2 - 5
Guelph 1 0 1 - 2
1st Period-1, Ottawa, Ireland 2 (Blain, Methot), 4:33 (PP).
2, Guelph, Belan 1 (Lillie, Gale), 16:31 (PP). Penalties-served by
McInerney Guel (too many men), 0:53; Krahenbil Ott (tripping),
1:15; Lillie Guel (tripping), 3:50; Belan Guel (cross checking),
10:36; Methot Ott (tripping), 16:17; Chamberland Ott (roughing),
19:52; Merrett Guel (roughing), 19:52.
2nd Period-3, Ottawa, Jalbert 1 (Methot, Blain), 1:40. 4,
Ottawa, White 1 (Donovan, Miller), 9:51. Penalties-Krahenbil Ott
(interference), 3:55; Jalbert Ott (roughing), 6:25; Belan Guel
(roughing), 6:25; Leduc Ott (roughing), 6:35; Lillie Guel
(roughing), 6:35; Lillie Guel (interference), 13:49.
3rd Period-5, Guelph, Merrett 1 (Macdonald, Gvora), 10:27
(PP). 6, Ottawa, Krahenbil 1 (Touchette, Moore), 11:56 (PP). 7,
Ottawa, Touchette 1 (Moore, Leduc), 16:44 (PP). Penalties-Leduc Ott
(roughing), 6:35; Chamberland Ott (holding), 8:34; Belan Guel
(unsportsmanlike cnd.), 11:45; Merrett Guel (roughing), 12:19;
Belan Guel (checking to the head, 10-minute misconduct), 16:01;
Baubriau Ott (holding), 18:41.
Shots on Goal
Power Play Opportunities: Ottawa 3 / 7; Guelph 2 / 6.
Ottawa, Abbott 1-1-0 (29 shots-27 saves)
Guelph, St. Jacques 0-1-0 (31 shots-26 saves).
Source: Guelph Sports Info
WATERLOO, Ont. - Third year Kirt Hill (Winnipeg) scored a
natural hat-trick in the third period to lift the Waterloo Warriors
to a 5-3 win over the UQTR Patriotes in their home opener at CIF
arena on Friday night. The Warriors trailed 3-2 heading into
the third period before Hill emerged as the hero scoring all three
goals in the final frame to give Waterloo two big points.
The first period opened up with captain Chris Ray (Kelowna) giving
the Warriors a 1-0 lead on a nifty tip off of a shot from Steve
Whitely (Petrolia) on the power play. Tyler Moir (Calgary)
picked up the other assist providing the initial re-direct on the
The Patriotes would equalize the game seven minutes later on a
power play of their own with Olivier Ouelett (Drumonville, Que.)
finding the back of the net. Before the end of the
first, the Warriors once again took the lead with second year Andy
Smith (Rosetown) stepping into a rebound from the high slot giving
Patriotes goalie Guillaume Nadeau (St-Jean-Chrysostome, Que.) no
chance on the play.
The second period opened with UQTR applying the pressure and being
rewarded at the 9:53 minute mark as a Jonathan Parisien (Laval,
Que.) would elude Waterloo netminder Keaton Hartigan (Kitchener) to
tie up the game 2-2. Only three minutes later, UQTR would
claim their first lead of the game in similar fashion to Parisien's
goal with a shot from the slot surprising Hartigan. Gabriel
Lemieux's (Longueuil, Que.) goal would give UQTR a 3-2 lead heading
into the third period.
The third frame opened with several quality chances by Waterloo
only to have them turned aside by Nadeau. Following an Andy
Smith (Rosetown) penalty, Hill would streak down the right side of
the ice shorthanded and notch his first of three for the
Warriors. Hill's second effort allowed the puck to skip over
Nadeau's glove to tie the game 3-3.
Six minutes later the Warriors took the lead with Hill finishing
off a well constructed 2-on-1 with Josh Schappert (Winnipeg).
Schappert slid the puck over to Hill who made no mistake on the
one-timer, the eventual game winning goal. Hill would add the
natural hat-trick goal into the empty net to give Waterloo the 5-3
Hartigan stopped 27 of 30 shots faced to earn the win while Nadeau
allowed four goals on 32 shots.
Next up for the black and gold is their second straight home game
as they welcome the up and coming Nipissing Lakers tomorrow evening
(Saturday, October 8) at 7:30pm at the CIF arena.
Source: Waterloo Sports Info
EDMONTON - Levko Koper certainly knows how to make a
debut. The Edmonton product scored two goals in his first
career CIS conference game, helping the Alberta Golden Bears to a
5-2 victory over the Regina Cougars, Friday night at Clare Drake
Arena in Edmonton.
Sophomore Johnny Lazo also scored a pair for the Golden Bears,
while also adding an assist, and defenceman Ben Lindemulder rounded
out the scoring for Alberta. Sophomore goalie Kurtis Mucha
made 23 saves for the win.
The Cougars got goals from Tyler Penny and fourth-year forward Russ
Nielsen. Rookie goaltender Lucas Gore made 42 saves in the
Koper, who was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers (7th round, 185th
overall in 2009), also scored the first goal in modern Winnipeg
Jets history, when he tallied for the new NHL franchise during
their rookie camp in Penticton, B.C. in September.
The two teams will meet again on Saturday, 7:00 pm at Clare Drake
Arena. The game can be seen live at www.canadawest.tv.
Source: Alberta Sports Info