CIS women's hockey Saturday roundup: Golden Hawks blank Lions 2-0
Photo credit Adam Gagnon
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|SACKVILLE, NB - The Mount Allison Women's Hockey
Mounties came back from a 4-1 third period deficit to defeat the
UPEI Panthers 5-4 in overtime on Saturday.
Katelyn Morton scored the game winner with two minutes left in overtime on a rebound in front. Morton also opened the scoring for the Mounties midway through the second period, and tallied an assist as well to earn first-star honours.
Andrea Switalski and Darla Frizzell each recorded a goal and two assists, and Chelsea King had a goal and an assist to lead the Mounties to victory. Frizzell scored the game-tying goal for the Mounties on the powerplay at 10:03 of the third.
UPEI led 4-1 after two periods on goals by Amanda Armstrong, Jessica Rosenbaum, Lindsay Oakes and Kelsey O'Donnell, and Mountie netminder Meghan Corley-Byrne was pulled after the second.
Corley-Byrne and Jenelle Hulan combined to stop 28 of 32 shots, while PEI goalie Bailey Toupin stopped 48 of 53 shots.
The Mounties improve to 8-6-1, while the last-place Panthers drop to 2-11-4.
The Mounties next play on Friday night at St FX while the
Panthers play tomorrow
Source: Mount Allison Sports Info
|OTTAWA - Second-year forward Fannie Desforges,
Fournier, Ont., scored two goals and picked up one assist to help
the Gee-Gees to a powerful 5-2 win over the Concordia Stingers on
the road Saturday afternoon.
"Desforges played really well," said head coach Yanick Evola. "She handled the puck extremely well on the ice and played a really dedicated game. She was a good leader."
Fourth-year defence Michelle Snowden, North Saanich, B.C. , and third-year forward Alicia Blomberg, Timmins, Ont., also added a goal each, while fourth-year centre Kayla Hottot, Sombra, Ont., added one goal and one assist, and first-year forward Alex Jaworski, Cambridge, Ont., picked up an assist.
"We executed well, we were strong on the forecheck and we talked a lot on the ice. We responded well to the other team," added Evola.
The Gee-Gees will be back on the ice again tomorrow, as they face another tough game against the Carleton Ravens.
"Tomorrow is a crucial game. Certainly today's win gives us a bit more confidence, but we know Carleton's head coach Shelley Coolidge prepares her team well. We have to put today's game behind us and focus on tomorrow's game. We're looking forward to it."
The Gee-Gees will face off against the Ravens tomorrow at 2:00p.m. at the Carleton Ice House Arena
Source: Ottawa Sports Info
|WATERLOO, Ont. - Liz Knox (Stouffville, Ont.)
turned aside all 14 shots for her thirty-fourth career shutout as
the Golden Hawks beat the York Lions 2-0.
After a York cross-checking penalty, Caitlin Muirhead (Waterloo, Ont.) and Alannah Wakefield (Pickering, Ont.) set up Laura Brooker (Fergus, Ont.) on the power play at the half way point of the first period. The marker would the first of two Laurier power play goals as they went 2-for-5 on the night. The Lions could not get anything past Liz Knox and went 0-for4.
Laura Brooker would add her second of the night in the third period for her sixteenth goal of the year which is good for third in the CIS. The rookie has twenty-one points in twenty-one games. After making 27 saves on 29 shots, the Lions would pull Sydney McMurter (Orillia, Ont.) with just under a minute left to try and tie the game. It was to no avail as York could not find the back of the net for a 2-0 Laurier victory.
The Hawks improve to 19-1-1 while the Lions fall to 8-13.
Laurier will play their second game in as many nights on January 23rd as they battle fourth placed Toronto at home. The match begins at 3 p.m.
Source: Laurier Sports Info
|TORONTO - Brittany Kirby scored one goal and added
three assists as the Varsity Blues women's hockey team came away
with a 5-3 victory over the Waterloo Warriors in their fourth
annual Cheer Blue, Think Pink game on Saturday afternoon at Varsity
With the win, the Blues improve to 12-9-0 and remain in fourth place in the OUA standings.
Kirby opened the scoring just six minutes into the game, after third-year forward Callie Bazak was hauled down and the Blues were awarded a penalty shot. The Vancouver native made no mistake, deking around Waterloo netminder Martina Michaud to find the back of the net.
Veteran forward and assistant captain Amanda Fawns of Scarborough, Ont., would put the home team up by two with just 34 seconds remaining in the first period.
The Blues scored again midway through the second frame on a powerplay opportunity. Kingston, Ont., native Brenley Jorgensen finished off a nice give-and-go play with Emily Milito (Ottawa) behind the net, jumping on her own rebound to put the Blues up 3-0.
The Warriors finally got on the board just 33 seconds later as Jessica Tracey sent a weak backhand through traffic to beat Blues goaltender Melissa Muir short side.
Second-year forward Ragan Danford of Madoc, Ont., scored another powerplay marker with just four seconds remaining in the second period to put give Toronto a 4-1 lead heading into the final frame.
The Warriors gave the Blues a scare in the third, scoring two goals to bring the game within one. Rookie defenceman Kathryn Roy of Owen Sound, Ont., netted a powerplay goal four minutes into the third period, before Emma McMillan (Hastings, Ont.,) redirected her shot from the point 10 minutes later for the Warriors third goal of the game.
The Blues killed off a late penalty and held on for the win. Veteran defenceman Kelly Setter added an empty-netter to round out the 5-3 win.
The Varsity Blues return to action tomorrow when they travel to Waterloo, Ont., to take on the No. 2 Laurier Golden Hawks. Game time is set for 3 p.m.
Source: Toronto Sports Info
|The Windsor Lancers Women's Hockey team got a
two-goal performance from rookie Candace Kourounis en route to an
impressive 5-3 victory over the Queen's Gaels on Saturday at South
With the win, the Lancers move to 11-9 in conference play and sit only two points back of Toronto for fourht place with a game in hand.
Windsor used a pair of goals from rookie Kourounis and singles from Candace Rapchak, Stephanie Hebert and Manon Davis to dispatch of the Gaels at home.
Kourounis, a first year standout from Markham, Ontario, now has 9 goals and 21 points to sit tied for 6th overall in scoring on the OUA.
On Saturday, it was the Gaels who jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on the road before Candace Rapchak burried her 8th of the season to cut the lead to 3-1.
After another Queen's goal restored their two-goal advantage, Lancer Stephanie Hebert recorded her second of the season to make it 3-2.
The second period was dominated by Windsor as Kourounis netted her pair of goals at 1:09 and 13:19 of the frame to give her team the 4-3 lead.
Veteran Manon Davis would add her 8th goal of the season into an empty net late in the third to give the Lancers the 5-3 win.
Jamie Tessier made 30 saves in goal for Windsor to earn the victory.
The Lancers will be back in action on Sunday afternoon when they host the UOIT Ridgebacks at South Windsor Arena.
Source: Windsor Sports Info
|The UBC Thunderbirds scored two power play goals
within a minute in the first period and cruised to a 3-1 win over
the Regina Cougars in Canada West women's hockey action at The
Co-Operators Centre on Saturday night.
Tamara Pickford got things started for UBC with assists from Lauren Ruggiero and Kirsten Mihalcheon with just over three minutes left in the first. Emily Grainger struck exactly a minute later, giving the Thunderbirds a 2-0 lead after being set up by Ashley Henry and Kaylee Chanakos.
Kaitlin Imai extended UBC's lead to three with a goal eight minutes into the second, scoring what would be the lone even strength goal of the night.
Katelyn Kennedy notched her second of the season with the Cougars shorthanded to cut the deficit to two goals with six minutes left in the third, but that would be the only offence the U of R generated on the night.
Melinda Choy was solid between the pipes for UBC, stopping 35 shots to help the Thunderbirds improve to 5-12-1 on the season.
Fourth-year goaltender Lisa Urban made 25 saves for Regina (6-10-2). The Cougars were scoreless on their eight power play opportunities, while UBC was 2-for-7 with the man advantage.
The Cougars hit the road for a pair of games at Manitoba next weekend, while UBC will host Lethbridge.
Source: Regina Sports Info
|EDMONTON - After 70 minutes of play and six rounds
in the shootout the Calgary Dinos couldn'y beat Alberta goaltender
Michala Jeffries on their way to a 2-1 shootout loss to the Pandas
at the Olympic Oval Friday.
The contest featured end-to-end offensive play with both teams earning many chances on the rush only to be denied by the impressive play of the netminders, Alberta's Jeffries and Calgary's Amanda Tapp.
The first period saw all of the scoring for the contest with the Pandas stunning the home team with an early goal 1:11 into the contest. That goal was the result of a drive by Alberta attacker Sarah Hilworth that was initially stopped by Tapp before Panda forward Alannah Kedra picked up the rebound and gunned it past the prone Calgary goalie.
The lone puck to find its way past Jeffries and into the Alberta net was an even strength effort from Hayley Wickenheiser to tie the game 12:28 into the first. That goal, a wrist shot from the high slot, was the result of a feed from rookies Erika Mitschke and Jenna Smith as part of a three-on-two rush. The goal was Wickenheiser's seventeenth on the season.
The rest of the game would see both teams continuing to get chances on net but failing to convert on them. After 70 minutes the Pandas had fired 28 shots at Tapp for a 27 save night while Jeffries turned away 24 of 25 at the other end. In that time both teams were awarded four power plays but could capitalize on none of them.
With four minutes left in regulation the Dinos were dealt a huge blow when Wickenheiser was involved in a knee-on-knee collision at the Alberta blue-line with Pandas forward Lindsie Fairfield . Wickenheiser left the ice and not return for the remainder of the game.
The shootout was an extended affair as both goalies continued their hot streaks and turned away everything for the first five rounds of shooters. The sixth shooter turned out to be the charm for Alberta with Karla Bourke skating in and wristing the game-winning goal between Tapp's pad and blocker to earn Alberta an extra point and the top spot in Canada West.
Following the loss Dinos head coach Danielle Goyette praised both her team and the abilities of the visitors.
"I've been in the CIS for two years and I think this is the best game that we've played in those two years," she said. "It was a fast game with great plays from both teams."
She was especially pleased with the play of her goaltender.
"I think Tapp played great tonight. If you want to be on top you have to have a goalie who can make those saves at the right times like she did. It's not fun to lose in a shootout but you can't evaluate your play based on this kind of loss. I think we played a great game."
With their marathon run of five games in nine days almost at an end, the Dinos will head north to the provincial capital tomorrow for the second round of this home-and-home. That game will be held at Clare Drake Arena with the puck dropping at 7 p.m.
Source: Alberta Sports Info