CIS women's hockey Saturday roundup: Wickenheiser four points leads No. 3 Calgary over Huskies
Photo credit David Moll, Calgary
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|TORONTO - The York University Lions women's hockey
team scored two unanswered goals early in the second period and
survived a frenzied third to defeat the Windsor Lancers by a score
of 2-1 on Saturday (Nov. 19) at Canlan Ice Sports.
Team captain Chloe Milano (Maple, Ont.) had a brilliant game, scoring both Lions goals on the afternoon. Her first was unassisted, while Lindsay Brook (Ste. Rose du Lac, Man.) and Kristen Barbara (Mount Hope, Ont.) each picked up an assist on the second.
Goaltender Jessalyn Bogacki (Thunder Bay, Ont.) also had a sensational game between the pipes, stopping 31 shots against en route to her second win of the season.
With the win, the Lions improve to 6-6-0 on the season and move into a tie for fifth in the OUA with the Western Mustangs, who have an identical record.
The first period was pretty quiet, with both teams recording six shots on goal and failing to generate any great scoring chances.
Things would get interesting in the dying minutes of the frame, though, with both teams scrambling to net a go-ahead goal before the intermission. Lions rookie defender Justine Coll (Scarborough, Ont.) would get the best scoring chance of the bunch, firing a bouncing puck on goal that fooled Lancers goaltender Julia Ouroumis (Pickering, Ont.) and caused a mad scramble in front of her crease; however, Ouroumis stood her ground, found the loose puck amidst a tangle of skates and covered it up to keep things deadlocked at zeroes heading into the second period.
In the second, the Lions would come alive and pot two early goals, breaking the deadlock.
Just over two minutes into the frame, off a failed clearing attempt by a Lancers defender, Milano broke in all alone on Ouroumis, deked around the hapless goaltender with ease and buried her second goal of the season into the gaping cage.
Then, less than three minutes later she beat beat a screened Ouroumis with a blast from the left point on the power play to put the Lions up 2-0.
The Lancers, however, would respond with less than five minutes remaining in the period on a goal from Manon Davis (Sudbury, Ont.). After Tania Mills (Barrie, Ont.) fired a quick wrist shot on goal that snuck through Bogacki, Davis jumped on the bouncing rebound and tapped it home to cut the Lions' lead to 2-1.
The Lions would get a chance to restore their two-goal lead in the final minute of the frame with Ouroumis caught wandering aimlessly outside her crease, but Blair Kitlar (North Bay, Ont.) fired a shot up and over the empty goal, keeping the Lions lead at just one headed into the third period.
The Lancers outshot the Lions 13-3 in the final frame but Bogacki proved unbeatable, shutting the door on all attempts against.
Lancers forward Ally Strickland (Chatham, Ont.) had the best chance to score in the period when she jumped on a turnover and broke into the Lions' zone all alone, but Bogacki shut her down. Seconds later, with her teammates struggling to get out of their own zone, Bogacki would be forced to make another three or four big saves to keep the Lions on top.
The Lions then got a great opportunity to add some insurance on a late power play, but Ouroumis came up with a highlight-reel save on a Lisa Stathopulos (Toronto) one-timer to keep the Lions' lead at just one.
Fortunately, Stathopulos' missed opportunity did not come back to haunt the Lions, as they would go on to survive more late pressure from the Lancers and pick up the win.
The Lions will look to extend their winning streak to two games and take over sole possession of fifth place when they host the Western Mustangs on Sunday (Nov. 20) at Canlan Ice Sports. Puck drops at 2pm.
Source: Cody Powell, York sport writing assistant
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The Brock University women's hockey
team (5-6-1 OUA) dropped a 6-0 decision to the No. 2 ranked Laurier
Golden Hawks (11-0-1 OUA) Saturday afternoon at the Seymour-Hannah
Source: Brock Sports Info
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OTTAWA - The Carleton University Ravens women’s hockey
team fell 3-2 in overtime to the uOttawa Gee-Gees on Saturday, Nov.
19 at the Ice House in a wide open, back-and-forth affair.
Source: Carleton Sports Info
TORONTO - The Ryerson Rams women's hockey team played arguably
its best game of the season on Saturday, falling 6-2 to the CIS No.
7-nationally ranked Queen's Gaels.
The night did not start well for the home team when Taryn Pilon gave the Gaels a 1-0 lead just 41 seconds after the opening face-off. The Rams would quickly regroup, eventually outshooting the defending OUA champions 7-6 in the period. Captain Kyla Thurston tied the score on the power play just before the end of the period when she put her team leading sixth goal of the season past Queen's goalie Karissa Savage.
The middle frame started much like the first as Queen's opened the period with another quick goal. Gaels captain Kristin Smith's beat goalkeeper Emma Crawley with her fifth of the season to put the visitors up 2-1 a minute into the second. The Rams once again bounced back and had their own opportunities to score. A pair of power plays for Ryerson generated a number of scoring chances, but the Rams could not find the back of the net. Queen's went up 3-1 midway through the second on a goal by Alex Cieslowski.
The Rams continued to press in the third period and were finally rewarded at the midway point when Melissa Wronzberg, with a great individual effort, scored a highlight reel goal to pull Ryerson within one. The Rams then went on the power play two minutes later but were unable to get the equalizer. Sixteen seconds after the power play ended, Morgan McHaffie would show some patience with the puck before firing a wrist shot past Crawley to put Queen's up 4-2. The Gaels would add two more goals in the final three minutes.
Ryerson was 1-for-4 on the power play, while the Gaels were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
The Rams, who have had back-to-back solid efforts in their last two games, will visit the UOIT Ridgebacks Sunday afternoon.
Source: Ryerson Sports Info
WINNIPEG - In one of the most impressive and dominating wins in Bisons women’s hockey history, unranked Manitoba took down unranked UBC 8-1 on Saturday night to sweep a back-to-back series with the Thunderbirds and move to 5-3-2. UBC falls to 1-7-2.
It was a night where most of the Bisons were able to make an impact in some way, but second-year forward Maggie Litchfield-Medd stood above the rest, scoring three goals for a hat trick to go with two assists for five points on the night.
“We did a lot of small things well tonight,” said Manitoba head coach Jon Rempel. “We got to them right off the hop, and I think that was the difference.”
“We probably broke their will a little bit.”
In what might be an enormous understatement, Manitoba was off to a quick start on Saturday night. Just 22 seconds into the game, Litchfield-Medd had her first goal and Manitoba was off to a running start. They would put five goals past goalie Carly Butcher in the first period and first five minutes of the second period before Butcher was pulled in favour of Samantha Langford, a Manitoba native.
The game was slow-moving, with lots of penalties on both sides. UBC would record a back-breaking nine penalties, two of which gave Manitoba a 5-on-3 opportunity in the second period, which was capitalized on by Litchfield-Medd’s second goal.
Goalie Tara Lacquette of Manitoba wasn’t challenged a lot on Saturday night, and one night after recording 22 saves for a shutout win, she gave up one goal and made ten saves. Samantha Langford performed well, giving up three goals and making 25 saves in a relief appearance after coming into the game when it was 5-0.
The Bisons women’s hockey team will now travel to Calgary to take on the third-ranked team in the nation in a back-to-back on Nov. 25 and 26. Game times are both 8 p.m. CST. The UBC Thunderbirds women’s hockey team will go home to play two against Saskatchewan on Nov. 25 and 26, both at 10 p.m. CST.
Source: Manitoba Sports Info
SASKATOON - Hayley Wickenheiser tallied four points to lift the University of Calgary Dinos 6-2 over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday night in Saskatoon’s Rutherford Rink.
Playing in just her third game this season with the Dinos, Wickenheiser potted the Dinos’ third goal with a shot from the point on a five-on-three at 15:40 in the second period. She also added helpers to the Dinos’ fourth, fifth and sixth goals.
With the weekend split, Calgary sits at 8-2-0 on the season, while the Huskies move to 6-4-0. A night earlier, Saskatchewan won 5-2.
Julie Paetsch opened the scoring at 15:41 in the first period after driving the net and shoveling the puck passed Amanda Tapp on the second effort. The goal came moments after the Huskies killed off a Calgary five-on-three.
But after the goal – Calgary took over the scoring.
Kira Sonnenberg notched the game at one at 9:36 in the second period and Canada West leading scorer Elana Lovell made the game 2-1 at 14:16 in the frame. Melissa Zubick, Sarah Astle and Tanya Morgan all added goals in the third period for the Dinos.
Saskatchewan found the net quick in the third period when Sara Greschner beat Tapp for her first CIS goal at 1:12. But Calgary quickly answered 38 seconds later with Zubick’s goal.
Calgary finished the night 3-for-10 with the man advantage, while Saskatchewan was 0-3 on the power play.
MacKenzie Rizos made 30 saves for the Huskies, while Tapp stopped 19 shots for the victory.
The Huskies hit the road to face the UBC Thunderbirds next weekend, while Calgary returns home to host the University of Manitoba Bisons.
Source: Saskatchewan Sports Info