October 23, 2011
CIS women's hockey Sunday roundup: Mounties drop a close one to No. 2 X-Women
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|No. 2 StFX
The Mount Allison Women's Hockey Mounties hosted the CIS
#2-ranked St FX X-Women on Sunday afternoon and lost a close one by
a score of 2-0.
While the shots were 43-17 in favour of the X-Women, the
Mounties matched up fairly well and were able to muster several
good scoring chances, particularly in the second period. Nicole
Hansom opened the scoring for the X-Women ten minutes in, while
Alex Normore scored four minutes into the third.
Janelle Parent had a game-high eight shots for St FX, while
Jenna Downey fired seven shots on goal. Courtney King led the
Mounties with four shots. Meghan Corley-Byrne stopped 41 shots for
the home squad, including several highlight-reel saves that kept
the Mounties (0-2-1) in the game. Kristy Garrow stopped all 17
shots she faced in the win for the X-Women (2-0-0).
The Mounties play next on Friday, October 28th in Moncton at
7pm, and return home on the 29th to take on the Saint Thomas
Tommies. Puck drop for that game is at 5pm.
Source: Mount Allison Sports Info
OTTAWA - The Carleton University Ravens women’s hockey
team held off a late surge by the Concordia University Stingers to
take a 4-2 win on Sunday.
Victoria Powers (Ajax, Ont.) took home the game’s first star
after stopping 31 shots in her first start of the season, while
Claudia Bergeron (Drummondville, Que.) dazzled an enthusiastic Ice
House gathering with two early goals.
Alexandra Yallouz (North Vancouver, B.C.) scored the eventual
game-winner on the power play at 9:31 of the second period, but
after taking a 3-0 lead, Carleton let the Stingers storm back to
make it close.
With the game barely underway, Bergeron put the Ravens ahead 1-0,
burying the first shot of the game up high on Marie-Pier
Rémillard (Laval, Que.) for her first goal of the
Minutes later Bergeron struck again, splitting the two defencemen
and scoring five-hole for a highlight-reel goal.
“You can see just by the energy that [Bergeron] brings every
single shift and every battle she engages in that she’s a
real leader on this team and somebody that makes a significant
impact in terms of where we want to go this season,” said
head coach Shelley Coolidge.
In the second period the Ravens struggled defensively, surrendering
early scoring chances, but Powers kept the door shut to preserve
the Ravens’ lead.
The Stingers got into penalty trouble and the Ravens would
capitalize when Yallouz scored on a rebound in front to give
Carleton a 3-0 lead.
After failing to score on their first 17 shots on goal, the
Stingers finally got to Powers late in the second period. Alyssa
Sherrard (Bathurst, N.B.) buried a rebound in front to cut into the
deficit and suddenly Concordia had life.
Less than a minute later, Catherine Rancourt (Quebec City) beat
Powers with a hard wrist shot from the slot, making it a one-goal
game heading into the third period.
Early in the third, the Ravens penalty kill would be tested,
forcing Powers to make the save of the game, sliding across the
crease to deny Sherrard with the left pad.
Powers continued to shut the door the rest of the way with 12 saves
in the third period. With under a minute left, Kristen MacDonald
(Osgoode, Ont.) scored an empty-netter to put it away.
“[Powers] was just really calm in the net,” said
Coolidge. “She got across and made some huge saves and gave
us a chance to continue and compete because it could have easily
been 4-3 for Concordia.”
With the win, the Ravens remain undefeated in regulation this
season. Next weekend Carleton pays a visit to their cross-town
rivals, the uOttawa Gee-Gees, on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. before
returning to the Ice House for its first look at the McGill
University Martlets on Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.
Source: Carleton Sports Info
OTTAWA - With their second game in as many days, the Gee-Gees
were unable to pull out another win, falling 6-0 to the visiting
“Sometimes we started scrambling, but on the bench we were
really positive, just talking to each other, feeding off each other
on what we can do better and what not to do,” said assistant
captain third-year defense Carley Porcellato (Guelph, Ont.) on how
the team worked through the offensively strong Carabins.
An early penalty for the Gee-Gees proved costly, and it took only
two minutes into the game for Montreal to first find the back on
the Gee-Gees net. The Carabins would add two more goals within just
over a minute to close the first frame up by three.
When a bodycheck sent fifth-year captain Érika Pouliot (St.
Joseph de Beauce, Qué.) out of the game with an upper body
injury midway through the second, the Gee-Gees had an excellent
chance to get on the scoreboard with a five minute powerplay, two
minutes of it also with a two-men advantage. But it would be the
Carabins with the next two goals after a successful penalty kill to
go up by five.
Penalties continued to pile up in the third for a frustrated
Gee-Gees team, as Montreal would add one more powerplay goal to
finish the game. The Gee-Gees finished with 10 penalties to
Second-year goaltender Tia Marley (Kingston, N.S.) had several
brilliant saves in the midst of the Carabin onslaught, trying to
keep the Gee-Gees in the game. An ill-timed shift change left
Marley to face a barrage of blue Montreal jerseys at the end of the
first, saving three clear shots before defenders arrived and the
play was frozen.
“We played a really talented team, so every mistake [they
make you pay]; and when you do too many mistakes it [adds] up
pretty bad,” said head coach Yanick Evola. “We have 16
rookies on the team, so we have to be patient as a coaching staff;
we are going to do mistakes, I’m going [to make] mistakes. We
just have to learn from them and not do them next game.”
“We have to start in practice; it all comes out of
practice,” said Porcellato on the team’s focus looking
ahead, “We practice hard, we play like we practice, we play
hard. This week’s practices are going to be huge for us; we
have to give it our all. We have to put these games behind us and
look forward from here and get the wins.”
The Gee-Gees will host Carleton (2-0-2 RSEQ) on Saturday, October
29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Source: Ottawa Sports Info
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