November 26, 2011
CIS women's hockey Saturday roundup: Gaels drop battle of top ten teams with 4-3 shootout loss to Gryphons
Photo credit Queen's Athletics
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University women's hockey team
ended their four-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the
York University Lions Saturday afternoon at the Seymour-Hannah
Brock opened the scoring 5:28 into the opening frame when sophomore
Jessica Fickel (Fort Erie, Ont.) setup freshman Brittney Cabral
(Hamilton, Ont.) who beat York goaltender Megan Lee for her first
career goal as a Badger.
Just 10 seconds later at 5:38, the Badgers would take a 2-0 goal
lead as Fickel recorded her sixth goal of the campaign with Brianne
Veale (Sault Ste Marie, Ont.) and Leigh Vanderveen (NOTL, Ont.)
York would cut the lead to one at 6:22, when Kimberly Ramcharan
beat Brock freshman goaltender Chantal Bicket (Oshawa, Ont.) for
her second goal of the season.
In the second period, the Badgers would answer with three straight
making it 5-1. Vanderveen would make it 3-1 at 8:39 with a power
Three minutes later, Brock freshmen Alex Nastasiuk (Barrie, Ont.)
and Jaclyn Conacher (Burlington, Ont.) setup Maja Samborski
(Toronto, Ont.) for her first of the season.
With just under two minutes left in the second, sophomore Katie
Howlett (Burlington, Ont.) and senior Hailey Webb (Orillia, Ont.)
would setup sophomore Megan Keane (Pefferlaw, Ont.) for her fifth
goal of the season.
The Lions added a second goal when Stephanie Dovaston scored just
over a minute into the third period. It was her fifth goal of the
In goal, Bicket turned aside 33 shots for the victory. Lee
registered 12 saves on 17 shots in the loss.
The Badgers travel to Waterloo on Sunday to take on the Warriors at
Source: Brock Sports Info
||Final - SO
|KINGSTON, Ont. – The No. 7 Queen's Gaels
(8-3-2) faced off against the No. 6 Guelph Gryphons (11-3-1) in a
battle of top ten CIS teams on Saturday afternoon at the Memorial
Centre in Kingston where the Gryphons took a 4-3 shootout win over
In the first period the visiting Gryphons were the first to
strike. Kristen Nixon of Durham, Ont. beat the Gaels starting
keeper Karissa Savage of Calgary for her second goal of the season.
Minutes later the Gaels went to the man advantage but could not
find a way to beat Guelph first year starter Stephanie Nehring of
The Gaels outshot the Gryhphons by a 15 to five margin in the
first frame, but trailed 1-0 heading into the second period of
In the second period the Gaels tied the game at 1-1 when Alex
Cieslowski of Oakville, Ont. took the puck in front of the
Gryhpon's goal and dropped a back handed pass to Brittany McHaffie
of Guelph, Ont. Brittany managed to slip the puck through the five
hole of Nehring for her second goal of the year. Morgan McHaffie of
Guelph, Ont. collected the second assist on the play.
Only minutes later the Gaels took a 2-1 lead when team captain
Kristin Smith of Toronto intercepted the puck from Guelph and went
in on a breakaway. Smith made a right to left move to catch Nehring
moving as she slipped the puck through the goalies legs for the
goal, her sixth of the season.
Later in the period the Gryphons evened up the score on a goal
from Jessica Pinkerton of Oshawa, Ont. Pinkerton broke in down the
right wing past a Gaels defender and lifted a backhand shot over
the shoulder of Savage to make it 2-2.
Late in the second the Gryphon's Jacalyn Sollis of West
Vancouver, B.C. took an outside shot that was handled easily by
Savage, but the defenceman grabbed her own rebound and flipped it
up towards the top of the net. Savage managed to get just enough of
the puck with her blocker as it sailed over top of the goal.
Guelph wasted no time in the third period to take a 3-2 lead.
Only 38 seconds into the frame with the two teams playing four on
four hockey, Jenna Lanzarotta of Mississauga, Ont. fired a shot
from an off angle that snuck past Savage.
The Gaels responded later on the power play when Kristin took
the puck on the left side boards and fed a pass to the front of the
net that Shawna Griffin of Redwood Meadows, Alta. buried to even
the game at 3-3.
The game headed to overtime where the Gryphons fired the only
shots of the extra period with four. Savage stopped them all and
forced a shootout.
In the shootout the Gryphons scored the lone goal off the stick
of Pinkerton who deked Savage from right to left to secure the
Savage made 29 saves in a losing effort for the Gaels.
Shootout (Guelph shot first)
Pinkerton – Goal
Lanzarotta – Missed
Sollis – Missed
M. McHaffie - Missed
B. McHaffie – Stopped
K. Smith - Stopped
ICE CHIPS: The Gaels and Gryphons last faced off in Kingston in
the 2010-11 OUA Championship game that was won by the Gaels...
Queen's forward Morgan McHaffie and Guelph forward Erin Small each
had 24 points coming into this afternoon's game to lead the OUA in
Source: Queen's Sports Info
|WINDSOR, Ont. - The Lancer women's hockey team held
a two goal lead before falling to the Toronto Varsity Blues in a
shoot-out 3-2 on Saturday afternoon at South Windsor Arena.
With the loss, the Lancers are now 7-5-2 in conference play and
are in fourth place in the OUA standings.
Manon Davis opened the scoring five minutes into the first
period with a power play goal to give Windsor a 1-0 lead. Assists
were credited to Courtney Spoors and Candace Kourounis.
At the 16:02 mark of the period, Davis accepted a pass from Bree
Polci and Alyssa Baldin to score her second of the game and fifth
of the year to give the Lancers a two goal lead heading into first
Toronto got on the board 6:33 into the second with a goal off
the stick of Brenley Jorgensen.
The Lancers outshot the visiting Blues 25-10 in the middle frame
but were unable to score on Blues goaltender Krista Funke, as the
scored remained 2-1 heading into the third period.
In the third, Courtney Tougas evened the score two minutes into
the third period to force an eventual overtime period.
The Lancers outshot the Blues 5-1 in OT, but Funke denying
everything the Lancers threw her way.
In the first round of the shoot-out both Candace Rapchak and
Toronto's Callie Bazak scored, before Natalie Hughes scored in
round two to give the Blues the win.
The Lancers will look to rebound tomorrow afternoon as they host
the Ryerson Rams at 4:10pm at South Windsor Arena.
Source: Windsor Sports Info
LONDON, Ont. - Stacey Scott and Katie Dillon both scored two
goals as the Western Mustangs downed the Ryerson Rams 7-2 on Sat.
Nov. 26 at Thompson Arena.
Tara Cation (Caledon, Ont.), Casey Rosen (Toronto) and Lindsay
Gidomski (Mississauga, Ont.) scored the remaining Western goals.
Ryerson’s goals were scored by Melissa Wronzberg (Thornhill,
Ont.) and Emily Rose Galliani Pecchia (Toronto).
Both teams started the game ready to play hard as each team was
handed four penalties in the first 20 minutes. Scott notched
Western’s first goal on the powerplay with an assist by
Kendra Deller (London, Ont.). Scott leads the Mustangs in points
with seven goals and ten assists in 14 games played.
The Rams countered Western’s opening goal on the powerplay
with two minutes remaining in the first frame. Ryerson attacked the
Mustangs goal and netminder Olivia Ross (Huntsville,
Ont.) slid from post to post to make the stop.
Wronzberg was one step ahead of Ross and tucked the puck into the
net for a 1-1 tie heading into the second.
Cation scored Western’s go-ahead goal at 3:32 after she
shoved the puck in past Rams’ goaltender Emma Crawley
(Herring Cove, N.S.) off a scrum in front of the net. The Mustangs
increased their lead by two goals only five minutes later as the
puck was re-directed past Crawley.
Ryerson’s Rose Galliani Pecchia brought the game within a
goal on a 5-on-3 opportunity. Ross thought she had the puck covered
at the top of Western’s goal crease, but the puck came loose
and Rose Galliani Pecchia blasted a shot in the back of the net for
a 3-2 contest.
With five minutes left in the second, Gidomski walked out front and
lifted a backhand shot over Crawley’s blocker. Ryerson
battled back but couldn’t beat Ross who held strong in net to
finish 40 minutes of solid play.
Western pulled away in the third frame with three unanswered goals.
Scott recorded her second goal of the night off a rebound from
Deller’s initial shot. Dillon scored the Mustangs sixth and
seventh goals less than four minutes apart. Scott assisted on both
Ross stood on her head to keep Western ahead as the Rams outshot
the Mustangs 34-33. The game saw 23 penalty infractions with
Ryerson going 2/9 on powerplay opportunities and Western going
The Mustangs are back in action tomorrow as they host the Toronto
Varsity Blues at Thompson Arena with a scheduled 2 p.m. puck drop.
For tickets go to http://westernmustangstickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/category.asp?id=83.
Source: Western Sports Info
OTTAWA - The Carleton University Ravens women’s hockey
team rode a strong forecheck and outstanding goaltending to victory
Saturday night, as they defeated the Concordia University Stingers
3-0 at home to cap off the first half of their season.
With the team reeling on the heels of a four-game winless slump,
the Ravens notched two straight wins over the teams directly above
and below them in the standings this weekend and were able to
reward Tamber Tisdale’s (Red Deer, Alta.) spectacular
first-half performance with a shutout as they head into a six week
Kaila Lassaline (Corunna, Ont.) opened the scoring on the power
play with a masterful backhand that beat Stingers goaltender
Marie-Pier Remillard (Laval, Que.) midway through the first.
The momentum stuck with the Ravens, as they dominated the first
half of the second period with suffocating defence, roaring speed
and controlled puck movement. Concordia couldn’t even
register its first shot of the period until after the 10-minute
With six minutes remaining in the second frame, the Ravens drew a
penalty and finally capitalized after Claudia Bergeron
(Drummondville, Que.) took command of a loose puck in the corner,
fought off an attacking defender and fired a sharp wrister on goal
that Kelsey Vander Veen (Lucknow, Ont.) tipped past Remillard.
The Stingers never let down though, as they poured on some
relentless pressure near the end of the second and the beginning of
the third period, taking advantage of a couple Ravens penalties.
Tisdale stood tall in goal, however, and Victoria Gouge (Brampton,
Ont.) was able to seal the deal late in the third off a Stingers
The Ravens special teams were much improved from last night, where
they surrendered five power play goals to Montreal. They held
Concordia scoreless on seven chances and potted two power play
goals of their own.
The Ravens enter the break with double the amount of wins they had
last year at this point and are just four points behind second
place Montreal with a game in hand.
They return to action on Saturday, Jan. 14 on the road against the
University of Ottawa Gee-Gees.
Source: Carleton Sports Info
||Final - OT
CALGARY – The Calgary Dinos women's hockey team closed out
its first semester of play on a losing note splitting their series
with the Manitoba Bisons, falling 3-2 Saturday night at Father
David Bauer Arena.
The game was a fierce battle between both squads, with the Bisons
outshooting the Dinos 24-21 and scoring the winning goal with less
than six minutes left in the match-up. The Bisons were 1-for-7 on
the power play, with the Dinos going 1-for-5.
The Dinos looked poised to hit the scoreboard early with a Hayley
Wickenheiser feed to forward Sinead Tracey, however Bison goalie
Tara Lacquette came up with a sprawling save to halt the Dinos'
attack. Another great opportunity came on a centering pass from
Dinos forward Alex Gowie to a streaking Madison Gee. Gee could not
get a handle on the puck, however keeping the score at
It was the Bisons who struck first on a shot by Lesley St. Godard
from the point that went over Dinos goalie Amanda Tapp's left
shoulder finding the back of the net. St. Godard was assisted by
Rachele Bosc, and the goal was her first of the year. The Dinos
retaliated less than 2 minutes later with a shorthanded goal by
Sinead Tracey, who snatched up a Manitoba turnover in their own
zone and went straight to the net, lighting the lamp for the fifth
time this season.
Rookie defender Stephanie Zvonkovic gave the Dinos the lead at 5:45
into the second period on a slapshot from the blue line that snuck
past Lacquette, Zvonkovic was assisted by Erika Mitschke and
Calaine Inglis on the on the score. With the Bisons holding a
two-man advantage late in the second period Manitoba evened things
up on a Maggie Litchfield-Medd score at 18:37. Addie Miles and
Michelle Pawluk assisted Litchfield-Medd on her eighth of the year.
Shots on goal in the second were even at eight apiece.
Dinos goalie Amanda Tapp was tested early in the third facing a
flurry of shots from the Bisons. Arguably her best save of them all
came on diving foot stop that robbed the Manitoba of the lead.
Manitoba took the lead with just over five minutes left in the
contest on a blue line shot from Addie Miles that managed to find
the back of the net. Miles was assisted by Nellie Minshull on the
goal., which proved to be the game-winner as the Dinos could not
get the equalizer to push the game into overtime.
The Bisons move to 6-4-2 with the win, while the CIS No. 3-ranked
Dinos drop to 9-3-0. The Bisons will hit the road again to face the
No. 8 Alberta Pandas before they head into the semester break. The
Dinos' next regular season came will not come until Jan. 6, 2012
when they face their provincial rival Alberta Pandas in a home and
Source: Calgary Sports Info
VANCOUVER – The Saskatchewan Huskies shutout the host UBC
Thunderbirds by a score of 3-0 at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird
Sports Centre on Friday night in Canada West women's hockey
“I kind of feel it was a mediocre sort of performance,”
said UBC head coach Jen Rawson. “I would think the
players would agree. It wasn't their worst performance but it
definitely wasn't their best.”
Sara Greschner, Breanne George and Danielle Stone scored the
Greschner's game winner came on a strange play at 12:23 of the
first period. She managed to backhand a shot off UBC
goaltender Samantha Langford's foot and into the net.
“Just one little error,” said Rawson referring to the
goal on Langford. “But then I thought she played really
well the rest of the game.”
Greschner's second goal of the year was a reward for the dominant
play shown by Saskatchewan, which recorded the first nine shots of
Then less than four minutes later, George added an insurance marker
on the power play. It was her seventh of the
Stone scored her fifth goal of the year to make it 3-0, midway
through the final period.
She knocked home a loose puck in front of Langford, who made two
big saves on the play before surrendering the goal.
Langford made 26 saves in goal for UBC.
Despite being outplayed, UBC had several good chances to score,
with the best coming from Kaitlin Imai breakaway with a minunte
left in the second period.
But as she deked to her backhand, Imai's shot was turned away by
Saskatchewan goalie Mackenzie Rizos, who earned her first shutout
of the season by making 15 saves.
Rizos also did well to stop a Kaylee Chanakos slapshot from the
slot, two and a half minutes into the third.
With the loss, UBC drops to 1-8-2. Saskatchewan improves to
“We were a little too stationary and didn't bring the puck to
the net enough tonight,” said Rawson.
The same two teams will face off again on Saturday night at the
Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver.
Source: UBC Sports Info