CIS women's hockey Friday roundup: George's nets hat trick to carry Huskies past Dinos
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|ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University women's
hockey team (6-2 OUA) captured their third straight victory as they
defeated the Western Mustangs by the score of 5-3 Friday night at
the Seymour-Hannah Centre. Brock opened the scoring 6:36 into the
first period as senior captain Kelly Walker (Brampton, Ont.)
recorded her team leading sixth of the seasn beating Western
goaltender Jessica Ulrich.
The Badgers would add two more just three minutes apart midway through the second period to take a 3-0 lead. At 11:12, senior Courtney Sutherland (Mount Forest, Ont.) streaked down the left side of the ice and around the Western defense beating Ulrich for her second. Three minutes later, Walker took a pass from freshman Jessica Fickel (Fort Erie, Ont.) and would make no mistake burying a short handed marker top shelf for her second of the night.
Less than a minute later, Western's Ellie Seedhouse would beat Brock senior starter Beth Clause (Hamilton, Ont.) making it a two goal game after 40 minutes.
To open the third period, Brock would regain the three goal lead at 2:47, as Walker added the natural hat trick with her second shorthanded marker and her 50th goal of her Brock career. Western would answer back just under two minutes later, as Seedhouse would match Walker, getting her second and third goals of the night at 4:18 on the power play and once again at 4:51 putting the Mustangs within one goal at 4-3.
With less than 10 minutes left in regulation, Walker would add her fourth point of the night setting up junior Melissa Geary (Wasaga Beach, Ont.) who would blast a wrist shot past Ulrich for some insurance.
In goal, Clause recorded 21 saves for the victory with Western's Ulrich turning aside 24 Brock shots in the loss.
Game Notes: Brock senior captain Kelly Walker moves into first in 2010-11 OUA scoring with 14 points (8 Goals, 6 Assists)... Walker also records her 50th goal of her Brock career including playoffs... she now has 90 career points and counting.
Source: Brock Sports Info
|SASKATOON, Sask. - Reigning Canada West MVP Breanne
George led the University of Saskatchewan Huskies netting all three
goals in a 3-1 victory over the visiting University of Calgary
Dinos Friday night in Saskatoon's Rutherford Rink.
The fourth-year forward netted her goals at 2:14 and 19:47 in the second and 6:32 in the third for the hat trick. All three were scored even strength. Cara Wooster and Julie Paetsch assisted on all three George goals.
With the win, the Huskies move to 5-2 in the standings, while No. 6 ranked Calgary drops to 6-3. The Huskies are undefeated against the Dinos since Calgary returned to the league last season.
George was sent in alone on a breakaway on her first goal of the night sending the puck into the net through Calgary goaltender Amanda Tapp's five-hole. With 13 seconds left in the second period, George netted her second on a scramble in front of the net. The final goal was on a tip in on a Wooster shot.
Calgary attempted to get back in the game with a Tanya Morgan goal at 8:07 in third period. But the lone goal was all the Dinos could muster.
Tapp made 30 saves for the Dinos, while Huskie netminder Mackenzie Rizos made 25 at the other end of the ice.
The two teams will battle again Saturday night. Puck drop is 7 p.m. in Rutherford Rink.
Source: Saskatchewan Sports Info
The University of Regina's women's hockey team lost 5-1 to the No. 5 Manitoba Bisons in a Canada West game at The Co-Operators Centre on Friday night.
The win improves Manitoba's record to 4-3-1, while the No. 10-ranked Cougars fall to 4-2-1.
Nellie Minshull, Jordyn Hrehirchuk, Addie Miles, Amy Coates, and Kayla Duna all scored for the Bisons, while Kendra Finch replied for the Cougars. Tara Lacquette made 25 saves between the pipes for Manitoba, while Lisa Urban stopped 24 shots for the Cougars.
Manitoba was 3-for-7 on the power play, while the Cougars were scoreless on their six opportunities with the man advantage.
Regina got a quick lead when Finch scored a goal within the first five minutes of the first period. However, Manitoba came back to tie it at the end of the period with a power play goal by Minshull.
The Bisons took the lead five minutes into the second period on another power play goal by Hrehirchuk. Miles potted another with 7:30 left in the period, and the Bisons held the Cougars off the scoresheet in the middle frame.
The Cougars had an early 5-on-3 power play in the third, but were unable to capitalize on the opportunity. Coates iced the game with a power play goal at 16:31, and Duna added an insurance goal just 13 seconds later.
Minshull and Tammy Brade both had a pair of assists for the Bisons.
The two teams will play again on Saturday afternoon at The Co-Operators Centre. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Source: Regina Sports Info