CIS women's hockey Saturday roundup: Moncton's Provost breaks CIS career goal record, ties points record
|SACKVILLE, NB - The Mount Allison Women's Hockey
Mounties defeated the visiting Dalhousie Tigers 4-3 on Saturday,
clinching a spot in the 2011 AUS Playoffs.
Katelyn Morton had two goals and an assist for the Mounties, who led 3-0 after one period of play. Lindsay James opened the scoring 57 seconds into the game, and Darla Frizzell netted the game-winner in the third after the Tigers had tied the game at 3-3.
The first period was all Mt.A, as the Mounties fired 16 shots on goal with James and then Morton finding the back of the net to give the Mounties a commanding lead.
Dalhousie fought back in the second period with goals by Sarah McVey and Jocelyn LeBlanc, and tied the game 90 seconds into the third on a goal by Rachel Cox.
Frizzell's winner came three minutes after Cox tied the game up, after she gathered up a rebound and put home a high backhander for the powerplay winner.
Ashley Boutlier stopped 26 shots for Dalhousie while Jenelle Hulan recorded the win making 31 saves.
The win puts the Mounties at 9-9-1, good for 19 points with five games remaining on their schedule. Last-place UPEI has been eliminated, meaning the teams for the postseason have all been set with seeding left to be finalized. Dalhousie currently sits in third at 10-7-3.
It will be the first time the Mounties will be in the postseason since the 2005-06 season.
Source: Mount Allison Sports Info
|The Carleton University Ravens women's hockey team
snapped a six-game losing streak Saturday afternoon as they came
away with a big win at the Ice House, defeating the Concordia
University Stingers 2-1.
The win ties Carleton with the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees for 13 points. The Ravens have a game in hand and could overtake the Gee-Gees for the fourth and final playoff spot tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. with a victory over the UdeM Carabins.
The Ravens had good pressure to open game, not letting the Stingers record a shot for the first eight minutes. But neither team was able to find the back of the net and finished the period in a scoreless draw.
Things started to open up in the second with end-to-end action. With the period winding down, Melanie McKnight (Barrie, Ont.) cleared the puck from deep in her own zone on a penalty kill. It was harmless looking shot but a bouncing puck fooled Stingers goalie Audrey Doyon-Lessard (Charny, Que.) and gave the Ravens a 1-0 lead.
Claudia Bergeron (Drummondville, Que.) added to the Ravens' lead five minutes into the third when she scored her fifth goal of the season.
But the Stingers weren't out of it yet, as Alexandra D'Ambrosio (Dollard des Ormeaux, Que.) was finally able to beat Ravens goalie Victoria Powers (Ajax, Ont.) and pull Concordia within one with eight minutes left in the game.
The goal gave the Stingers some life and they continued to pressure the Ravens in their own zone. But Powers came up with some big saves as Carleton held on for the win.
Source: Carleton Sports Info
|MONTREAL - Caroline Hill of Dorval, Que., tied a
school record with seven points, including a four-goal performance,
as No.1-ranked McGill routed Ottawa 10-0 at McConnell Arena,
Saturday. It was the 99th straight victory for the Martlets against
a Quebec University Hockey League opponent.
All-Canadian goaltender Charline Labonté, a senior from Boisbriand, Que., made 17 saves for the whitewash, upping her CIS career record total to 37 shutouts in 65 regular season starts since joining the Martlets in 2006.
McGill, which led 4-0 after the opening period and 7-0 after two, enjoyed a 41-17 territorial advantage in shots on net.
"We had a really good start today, which is an area where we've struggled a bit this year," said Martlets head coach Peter Smith. "We worked hard, made good plays, had a lot of good bounces and got good results. This was one of the few games where we played with a sense of urgency from start to finish. We ignored the scoreboard and went hard. There was a growth stage that we went through today and that's what makes successful teams win."
Hill, who has been battling flu-like symptoms since returning from Turkey earlier in the week where she helped Canada win a gold medal at the world university FISU Games, matched the McGill single-game points record set by teammate Ann-Sophie Bettez in a 16-1 win over Concordia on Nov. 15, 2008.
Hill didn't even see her fourth goal go in as she had dumped the puck in from outside the blueline at the end of a shift and headed back toward the bench. Just as she stepped off the ice, she was informed that she had scored as Gee-Gees goaltender Stephanie Auger, misplayed the dump-in and redirected the puck between her legs and into her own net. Auger, who had relieved starter Tia Marley after the first period, was yanked a few minutes later.
"Carly (Hill) had great step today," said Smith. "She is a smart player who sees the ice well, anticipates the play and moves the puck well. Despite being sick, she worked hard from her first shift to her last one and it really paid off. "
Bettez, who also played for Canada in Turkey, tallied twice and added a pair of helpers. Freshman Katia Clement-Heydra of St. Bruno de Montarville, Que., contributed two markers and set up another. The 5-foot-7 centre took over the conference scoring lead with an 11-14-25 record in 18 games. She is actually tied with teammate Cathy Chartrand (7-18-25) but has more goals. Chartrand, who picked up a pair of assists, continues to lead all CIS rearguards in points.
Singles went to rookie Leslie Oles of Beaconsfield, Que., and senior Jordanna Peroff of Keswick, Ont. Rearguard Gillian Ferrari of Thornhill, Ont., assisted on the first three goals.
The Martlets are 18-0 in league play and can reach the centennial mark in consecutive wins when they visit the Montreal Carabins (8-7-2) on Feb. 18. Ottawa, which dropped to 6-11-1 and is now tied with Carleton (4-8-5) for the fourth and final playoff spot, plays host to Montreal on Feb. 19.
MARTLET MURMURS: McGill has racked up 31 consecutive victories over Ottawa and have a 44-2-1 lifetime record against the Gee-Gees, who were the last QUHL team to defeat the Martlets when they registered a 2-1 decision in Ottawa on Feb. 7, 2007... The 10-goal explosion was McGill's highest offensive output since an 11-2 win over Concordia in the conference semifinals March 4, 2009... In regular-season play, it was their most productive offensive showing since a 10-0 conquest over the Stingers on Jan. 17, 2009... Martlets junior Lainie Smith was awarded a penalty shot after being tripped with McGill leading 5-0 midway through the middle frame but just fired high on Auger... The Martlets are the least penalized team in the nation with an average of 6.56 minutes per game. They are also tops in defence with a stingy 1.06 goals-against average ... Labonté leads all CIS goalies in shutouts (7), goals-against average (0.61), save percentage (.961) and winning percentage (1.000).
Source: McGill Sports Info
Université de Moncton forward Mariève Provost passes former Alberta Panda – and two-time CIS MVP – Danielle Bourgeois for most goals in CIS women's hockey history with 108 goals and is in a tie for most career points of 213 held by another former CIS player of the year from Alberta, Tarin Podloski. Provost had two goals and an assist in Saturday's 6-2 victory over the Saint Mary's University Huskies. The Aigles Bleues play host to the St. Thomas University Tommies Sunday where Mariève Provost is one point away from establishing the CIS career points record.
|LONDON, Ont. - The Western Mustangs women's hockey
team fell short in a 4-3 loss to the Guleph Gryphons on Feb.12 in
Western celebrated Senior Night on the women's final home game of the year. The honourees included captain and FISU member Ellie Seedhouse, who was also honoured for her place on World University Games Canadian Women's Hockey Team alongside Guelph's Jacalyn Sollis and Jessica Zerafa.
Mustangs goaltender Jessica Ulrich, forwards Taryn Brown, Brittany Buck, with defender Kailey Hooker and rightwinger Holly Ouellette were also among the Mustang Seniors being celebrated for their contributions to the Western Athletics Program.
"Lots of emotions going around right now," stated Seedhouse prior to the game as her and her teammates reflected on their season.
Ulrich was starting in net for the Mustangs after missing a couple games due to a sprained MCL. "It's been ok, I've been to physio everyday", she comments about her recovery. Ulrich had one shutout on the season and a solid .900 save percentage coming into the game.
Mustang goals were scored by Carly Rolph, Katie Dillon and Tawn Rellinger, with assists by Michelle Saunders, Ally Galloway and Tara Cation.
In the final season game for the Mustangs, the Gryphons notched the opening goal of the afternoon with a pass in front of the net to right winger, Mora, at 4:15 on the clock. Guelph followed up with an unassisted goal less than two minutes later. Western's Rolph was quick to respond with a breakaway goal through the legs of Siddall at 8:29 in the first. As gameplay continued, Guelph tipped a high shot in the right side of Ulrich for a third goal. Western followed up in hot pursuit as Galloway riffled the puck to Dillon, who tips it in for the Mustangs second goal of the afternoon with 35 seconds left in the period.
Mustangs put pressure on the Gryphons in the second as Emilie Canham pressed towards the Guelph zone. Saunders and Hooker held a strong defensive line, while Repath got a breakaway opportunity but was unable to add a point for Western. The scoreboard remained locked at 3-2 going into the third.
The third period began similar to the first, as Guelph used their turnover ability to wire a quick goal at 2:03. Following the goal, Saunder's aggression earned her a high sticking penalty. Western stood strong, with Rellinger turning over the puck to pocket a short-handed, unassisted goal less than a minute later. Guelph's 4-3 score advantage helped to increase the game momentum and led to double penalties being awarded with 15:01 on the clock. With thirty seconds left in the period, Mustangs pulled Ulrich for one last hopeful attempt to tie the game. Unfortunately, Western could not find a hole in the Gryphons net and the game closed at 4-3 for Guelph.
Despite the loss, the ending turned out to be bittersweet for Seedhouse, "Ending off on playing at the National level, I don't think I could go out on a better note. It's been a great experience."
Congratulations to the Western Mustangs Women's Hockey Team, who closed the season with a record of 6-19-1.
Source: Western Sports Info
|OSHAWA, Ont. – UOIT captain Megan Friel
picked a good time to score her first goal of the season as she
scored the game winning goal in the Ridgebacks 5-4 victory over the
York Lions in OUA women's hockey action.
Friel (Pickering, Ont.) netted the game winner on the power play at the 16:11 minute mark of the third period to give the Ridgebacks their sixth win of the year. Rikki Palmateer (Cobourg, Ont.) picked up an assist on the play, which was her second point of the night.
It was fitting that Friel and Palmateer were in on the game winner, as the duo will be playing in their final OUA games on Sunday. Both players have been with the Ridgebacks since day one and have played in over 100 games for the blue and white.
It was also a milestone night for Jenn Guenette who scored her first career OUA goal. The Brighton, Ont. native got the Ridgebacks on the board just four minutes into the game.
With UOIT holding a 4-2 lead heading into the third period, Courtney Unruh would tie the game up for York with two quick goals. Unruh's effort was all for not as Friel's goal would put the Ridgebacks back in front for good as they would hang on for the one goal victory.
The freshman trio of Kayla Jardine (Toronto, Ont.), Melissa Berney (Bowmanville, Ont.) and Tiffany Allen (Pickering, Ont.) were the other goal scorers for UOIT.
Jessica Larabie made 22 saves in net for UOIT, as she picked up her fifth win of the season. Jessalyn Bogacki stopped 31 shots, as the Ridgebacks out shot York 36-26.
The Ridgebacks power play was firing on all cylinders scoring three goals on seven attempts with the man advantage.
UOIT improves to 6-15-5, as they add to their program record for wins and points. The team will look to end the season on a two game winning streak as they take on the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Source: UOIT Sports Info
|Toronto||1||Queen's||2||Final - SO||Boxscore|
|KINGSTON, Ont. – Tied at one apiece after
regulation, the Gaels won in a shootout, downing the Varsity Blues
on two straight goals.
Toronto's Brenley Jorgensen of Kingston, Ont. scored the game's first goal at the 7:45 mark in the third period. The goal looked to be the game winner until a late third period shot beat Nicole Kesteris of Aurora, Ont.
Shelby Aitcheson of London, Ont. scored the game tying goal for Gaels, keeping the night alive. The McHaffie sisters of Guelph, Ont. added the assists on the goal.
After a scoreless overtime period, the Gaels took to the shootout, where linemates Becky Conroy (Pembroke, Ont.) and Elizabeth Kench (Gananoque, Ont.) each scored. Mel Dodd-Moher of Stittsville saved two shots in the shootout, along with 19 shots on the night.
The Gaels close their regular season on Sunday against the York Lions, at Constantine Arena in Kingston, Ont. Queen's is expected to compete in the playoffs for a chance at the OUA championship.
Source: Queen's Sports Info
|A stingy defence by the No.10 Saskatchewan Huskies
gave the visitors a gritty 1-0 win over the No.4 Alberta Pandas, as
both teams finished their respective regular seasons Saturday night
at Clare Drake Arena in Edmonton.
Calgary native Mackenzie Rizos earned her second shutout of the season with a 29-save performance while fourth-year forward Julie Paetsch scored the game-winner on a power-play late in the second.
Alberta finishes the season at 17-4-3, ending their 15-game streak where they earned at least a point in a stellar 13-0-2 run. With the win, the 15-8-1 Huskies finish with 31 points on the season, having all four playoff-bound teams crack the 30-point plateau.
The Pandas' 3-2 win last night solidified the playoff spots for both Alberta and Saskatchewan, but since that meant both teams will square off in a week's time in a Canada West semi-final, tonight's game was a chance to send a message.
That message was delivered by a hard-nosed effort from the entire Huskie squad, sacrificing the body to block shots, diving to take away passes, and grinding in the corners in a performance that Alberta couldn't match.
Scoring the game-winner the previous night, Pandas team captain Leah Copeland had the best chance of the opening frame, though, when she rang a wristshot off the crossbar at the top of the circle with only 20 seconds left.
Yet the Huskies tenacious 'D' kept the opportunities scarce for the home team and capitalized on their own at the end of the second period, when Paetsch knocked in the puck at the lip of the crease with only 33 seconds left on the clock.
Taking the 1-0 lead into the final frame, Saskatchewan ran into penalty trouble but the shot-blocking efforts, led by freshman forward Kandace Cook who stopped two wicked shots in succession, kept the Pandas off the board.
Third-year netminder Rizos finishes the weekend by stopping 58 of 61 shots by the potent Alberta offence and will need to do the same if the Huskies plan to move on to the Canada West final in two weeks.
Alberta went 0-9 on the man-advantage, while Saskatchewan finished 1-4.
The two teams will renew play in the post-season next weekend in a best-of-three Canada West semi-final at Clare Drake Arena in Edmonton. Friday and Saturday games will start at 2 PM MT; puck drop on Sunday, if necessary, will be the same.
Source:b Alberta Sports Info