January 14, 2012
CIS women's hockey Saturday roundup: Daoust dazzles, Bettez bewilders as Martlets crush Carabins
||No. 4 StFX
||No. 5 Moncton
OTTAWA - Entering Saturday afternoon’s matchup against
Carleton, the uOttawa Women’s hockey team were the only team
in the RSEQ division to not have surrendered a loss to the rivalled
Ravens, and they would escape the afternoon with that feat still
The Gee-Gees did not get the start they were hoping for, allowing
an early goal to Ravens forward Kelsey VanderVeen just three
minutes after puck drop.
The Gee-Gees were quick to respond though, answering the Ravens'
goal with constant pressure and power play opportunities that gave
the home team all the momentum they needed. Finally, at the 11:27
mark, Gee-Gees forward Jessica Bouchard (Montreal, Que.) buried a
short range shot that pulled the Garnet and Grey even with the
The Gee-Gees returned to the attack immediately in the second
period with great puck movement deep in the offensive zone. Despite
the amount of chances they created though, the Gee-Gees could not
find the back of the net and failed to capitalize on all scoring
That is until a rare four-on-four situation late in the second
period saw the Gee-Gees take advantage of the open ice and break
the dead lock between the two teams. Carley Porcellato (Guelph,
Ont.) flew down the right wing on a two-on-one and used the open
lane to fire a seemingly effortless low wrist shot past the Ravens
The game pace slowed down a little bit in the third period. This
time the Ravens took their turn applying the offensive pressure.
However, the numerous defensive zone turnovers by the Gee-Gees
allowed starting goaltender Tia Marley (Kingston, N.S.) to flash
some brilliance, denying the Ravens of any chance at mounting a
Building off the momentum that Marley had established for her team,
the Gee-Gees were able to increase their lead to two with an
absolute canon of a shot from defenseman Valerie Watson
(St-Hyacinthe, Qué.), which is all the Gee-Gees would need
to finish the Ravens off on the afternoon.
“The fact that it’s the Ravens and they’re just
across town gives us that extra fire and extra motivation to get
the job done,” forward Fannie Desforges (Fournier, Ont.)
explained after the game. “We definitely seem way more pumped
and driven to beat them, so hopefully we can start doing the same
thing for different opponents.”
Gee-Gees head coach Yanick Evola touched on his team’s strong
performance after the game, crediting the women with displaying one
of their best efforts yet.
“I don’t think we were beatable tonight,”
explained Evola. “We were hungry, we wanted the puck, we
played our systems well, we remained disciplined, and everyone did
their job. This is the way the team needs to play for 60 minutes
Next up for the women in Garnet and Grey is another important home
game against the Concordia Stingers on Saturday, January 21, at
2:00 p.m. at the uOttawa Minto Sports Complex.
Source: Ottawa Sports Info
||No. 6 Guelph
GUELPH, Ont. - The Gryphon women’s hockey team soared to a
5-2 victory over the Western Mustangs this afternoon (Jan. 14) in
front of a packed house at the Gryphon Centre.
The win lifts the Gryphons to 13-3-1 while the loss drops the
Mustangs to 7-11-0.
Kaitlyn Mora (Guelph, ON) and Jenna Lanzarotta (Mississauga,
ON) each netted two goals, while Emily Corbett (Toronto) chipped in
for one. Stephanie Nehring (Oshawa, ON) played a solid game for
Guelph, stopping 16 of 18 shots.
Mora opened the scoring for Guelph at 6:58 into the first
period with help from Kim Wong (Mississauga, ON) and Tam Bell
(Guelph, ON). Western replied, tying the score 1-1 at 11:06 with a
goal from Katelyn Gosling (London, ON), assisted by Marianne Filson
(Denfield, ON) and Tara Cation (Caledon, ON).
Guelph’s offence and defence was operating on all
cylinders going into the second period. Corbett wired a
centering pass from Hilary Walsh (Nepean, ON) and Adrianna
Prosdocimo (Brampton, ON) past Western netminder, Olivia Ross
(Huntsville, ON) to secure the lead at 3:36.
Lanzarotta scored her first of the night on a power play with
help from linemates, Jessica Pinkerton (Oshawa, ON) and Michelle
Sabourin (Pickering, ON) at 19:14. Guelph finished the second
period strong with a 3-1 lead over the Mustangs.
The Mustangs entered the third period looking to make a
comeback and caught a break when Ally Galloway (Kitchener, ON)
scored at 13:54 to come within one of the lead.
With six minutes left, the Gryphons were feeling the pressure
and called a time out to regroup. Mora came through and scored an
insurance goal at 17:34, assisted by Bell and Erin Small
(Pickering, ON). In an act of desperation, Western pulled their
goalie to take a one-man advantage over the Gryphons on the ice,
which backfired when Lanzarotta scored her second goal of the
evening on an empty net.
The Gryphons secured the 5-2 decision over the visiting
Mustangs to maintain their second place rank in the OUA
The Gryphons will host the Windsor Lancers Sunday January, 15
at 2:00 p.m. The girls will look to continue their winning streak
and close in on the Golden Hawks for the number one spot atop the
Source: Guelph Sports Info
|No. 2 Laurier
TORONTO - The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks broke open a close
game with four third period goals en route to a 7-2 win over the
Ryerson Rams women's hockey team on Saturday afternoon at George
The Rams put forth an outstanding effort against the CIS No. 2
ranked Golden Hawks through the first 40 minutes of the contest.
Back-up goaltender Dana Carson, in just her third start of the
season, made some brilliant and acrobatic saves, stopping 32 of 34
shots as the Rams trailed 2-1 at the end of the second.
Newcomer Paulena Jakarsezian and captain Kyla Thurston, with her
team-leading ninth of the season, scored for Ryerson.
The Rams will host GTA rivals York on Saturday and Toronto on
Source; Ryerson Sports Info
|No. 8 Queen's
||Final - OT
TORONTO - Chloe Milano scored the game winner in overtime to
give the York University Lions women's hockey team a 2-1 victory
over the Queen's Gaels at Canlan Ice Sports on Saturday afternoon
Milano (Maple, Ont.), a fourth-year forward and the team captain,
notched the winner 2:10 into the extra frame to give the Lions an
important two points in the standings. The win gave the Lions sole
possession of fifth place in the OUA standings with 19 points and
moved them to within one point of the fourth-place Windsor
The overtime winner completed a comeback for the Lions after they
fell behind by a goal in the first period. Less than six minutes
into the game, Gaels defender Danielle Girard (Sarnia, Ont.) scored
her first goal of the season when she tapped the puck into the net
after a scramble in front of Lions goaltender Megan Lee (Orillia,
The score would remain 1-0 for the Gaels throughout the rest of the
The Lions quickly tied the game in the second, just 1:01 in, on a
goal by Andrea Joyce (Mississauga, Ont.), her sixth of the year.
Milano assisted on the play, as did Stephanie Dovaston (Unionville,
Lee, a rookie netminder making her fifth start of the year, was
stellar while preserving the tie. She finished with 28 saves in the
game, including several in the second and third periods as the
Gaels fought hard for the equalizer. At the other end of the ice,
Karissa Savage (Calgary) played the first half of the game and was
switched off for Mel Dodd-Moher (Stittsville, Ont.) with 8:39 left
in the second period. Savage made 12 saves and Dodd-Moher 14 while
each allowing one goal.
The Gaels continue to hold down third place in the OUA standings
with a 10-5-3 record.
The Lions will return to home ice again on Sunday afternoon (Jan.
15) for a game against the UOIT Ridgebacks (7-10-0). Puck drop is
set for 2pm at Canlan Ice Sports.
NOTE: Saturday's game was also York's 4th annual Roar for a Cure
game, which raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society in honour
of former captain and current assistant coach Jessica Turi, who won
her own battle with cancer at the age of 18. The Lions raised
nearly $1,500 thanks to a silent auction, fan donations and ticket
Source: York Sports Info
|No. 10 Montreal
||No. 1 McGill
MONTREAL - Freshman Mélodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que.,
netted a hat-trick and linemate Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles,
Que., scored four points as the No.1-ranked McGill women's hockey
team muffled the Montreal Carabins 5-0 at McConnell Arena,
It was the 12th straight victory, including exhibition play, for
the defending national champs, who lead the Quebec conference with
a 12-1 record, seven points ahead of second-place Montreal, which
dropped to 8-4-1.
Charline Labonté of Boisbriand, Que., needed only 12 saves
to post her CIS-leading fifth shutout in 11 starts, improving to
10-1 with a 1.20 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage.
The three-time Canadian Olympian has posted five whitewashes in her
last six games, including non-conference play. She also extended
her CIS career record shutout mark to 42 and improved her CIS
lifetime record to 75-2.
McGill dominated play from the drop of the puck, posting a 39-12
advantage in shots, including a 12-2 margin in the opening period.
The Martlets went 2-for-6 on the power-play and snuffed out all
five shorthanded situations.
Bettez, who has tallied 12 points over her last three league games,
opened the scoring with the eventual game-winner, on a power-play
with just one second remaining in the first stanza. When the dust
settled, she registered two goals and a pair of helpers. She leads
the RSEQ conference scoring race with 26 points, including 11
goals, in just 13 contests.
Daoust, who scored three and set up another, is second in the
scoring race with an 8-14-22 record in 11 games. Katia
Clement-Heydra, the third member of McGill's high-scoring trio,
collected three assists.
McGill's next game will be an exhibition on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.
against the Montreal Stars, a pro women's team in the Canadian
Women's Hockey League. It will be the first of two meetings, both
at McConnell Arena, against the Stars, which feature a star-studded
lineup of Olympians and former university players. Montreal
leads the six-team league with a 12-2 record. Among the McGill
grads in the Stars lineup are defencemen Catherine Ward, Carly Hill
and Rebecca Martindale, along with forwards Vanessa Davidson and
Source: McGill Sports Info
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The Brock University women's hockey
team (8-9-1 OUA) dropped a 6-2 decision to the Windsor Lancers
Saturday afternoon at the Seymour-Hannah Centre.
Windsor opened the scoring just two minutes into the opening period
as Kayla Dodson setup Ally Strickland for her third of the
At 6:23 of the first, the Lancers would go to work on the
powerplay, as Candace Rapchak beat Brock freshman goaltender
Chantal Bicket (Oshawa, Ont.) to make it 2-0. Dodson and Courtney
Spoors added the assists.
Windsor would take a 3-0 lead at the 11:10 mark of the first as
Spoors and Lindsay Hoogstraten setup Candace Kourounis for her
fourth of the campaign.
The Lancers would take a three-goal lead into the dressing after 20
minutes, ending Bicket's day. Freshman Emily Kelly (Port Elgin,
Ont.) would replace Bicket at the start of the second period.
The Badgers cut the lead to two, just 2:19 into the second period
as Amber Wilson (Brantford, Ont.) and Jessica Fickel (Fort Erie,
Ont.) setup Megan Keane (Pefferlaw, Ont.) for her seventh of the
Windsor would regain their three-goal lead at 17:04 as Kiely
Barnett and Caitlin Connell setup Candice Chevalier, who buried it
past Kelly for her second of the season.
Two minutes into the third period, Keane would be the Badgers lone
highlight as she registered her second goal of the day and eighth
of the season. Fickel and Leigh Vandeerveen (NOTL, Ont.) added the
The Lancers would close out the scoring with goals from Bree Polci
at 8:42 and Rapchak at 12:02 on the powerplay.
In goal, Windsor starter Karlyle Robinson recorded 30 saves in the
victory. Bicket suffered the loss allowing three goals on 10
shots. Kelly collected 11 saves in a no-decision.
The Badgers next action is Thursday, January 19th at 3:00 pm when
they take on the UOIT Ridgebacks in the OUA Outdoor Classic being
held at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton.
Source: Brock Sports Info
||Final - OT
TORONTO - Fifth-year forward Amanda Fawns scored 57 seconds into
overtime to lift the Varsity Blues women’s hockey team to a
2-1 victory over the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday January 14 at
The win improves the Blues record to 9-7-1 this season, and moves
them into a tie with the York Lions for fifth place in the
OUA. The victory also marks Toronto’s second
come-from-behind victory over the Warriors, the first coming last
Friday, January 6 in a 4-3 win for the Blues.
"We worked really hard tonight but couldn't put the puck in the
net," said Varsity Blues head coach Vicky Sunohara. "[The coaching
staff] told them to keep throwing the puck at net and it would go
in. We did and it was great to get another come back
Second-year Varsity Blues goaltender Nicole Kesteris was solid
throughout the game, shutting the door on all four of
Waterloo’s powerplay opportunities, including three
consecutive advantages in the first period.
The Warriors were unable to solve Kesteris until midway through the
second period, when Kelly MacLean found herself all alone in front
of the net and slammed home a centering pass from Waterloo captain
The Blues pressed hard for the equalizer in the final period and
were finally rewarded when team captain Karolina Urban of Kamloops,
B.C., won a battle for the puck in front of the net before muscling
it past Warrior’s goaltender Martina Michaud to tie the game
with just 3:33 left in regulation time.
Both Jorgensen and Jacqueline Scheffel (Waubaushene, Ont.) picked
up assists on the goal.
Kesteris shone again in the final minutes, stopping a wrap-around
attempt at 1:41, and making a save on a point-blank opportunity
with 52 seconds remaining to help send the game to overtime.
The Blues would only need 57 seconds of extra time before Fawns
tipped home a point shot from rookie defenceman April Looije
(Mississauga, Ont.) to give Toronto the win.
The loss drops Waterloo to 7-8-3, putting them in eighth place in
The Blues next game is tomorrow (Jan. 15) at home against the No. 2
Laurier Golden Hawks. Puck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Source: Toronto Sports Info
||Final - OT
Sackville, NB - The Mount Allison Mounties Women's Hockey team
is going to have to wait just a little longer to sit in third place
alone. An epic battle for third place in the AUS standings with the
UPEI Panthers came out with the Panthers on top 3-2 in
The Mounties got things started early, with PEI native Emily Van
Diepen scoring her third goal of the season one minute into the
game with captain Lauren Oickle getting the lone assist. Before the
period was over, UPEI had tied the score up at 1-1.
No scoring occurred in the second, and after the Mounties killed
off a 5-on-3 disadvantage to start the third period, Courtney King
put the Mounties ahead again, deflecting a Kristen Cooze shot in
past the Panther netminder. Ashlyn Somers also drew an assist on
the powerplay goal.
Not long after, PEI had a powerplay of their own which they
capitalized on. Ferran Brown scored her second of the game to tie
the game at 2-2.
4:34 into the extra time, Jamielynn Donaldson somehow poked the
puck home after a scramble in front of the Mounties' net, giving
the Panthers the win.
Throughout the game, both goaltenders made some spectacular
saves, with MtA's Jenelle Hulan making 33 saves total, and PEI's
Kristy Dobson making 33 saves, including a diving stick save in the
dying seconds of regulation.
UPEI (8-6-0, 16 pts) advances into sole possession of third
place behind StFX (1st) and U de Moncton (2nd), but the Mounties
(6-5-3, 15pts) are still only one point behind thanks to the single
point earned in the overtime loss.
The Panthers travel to STU on Sunday to take on the Tommies,
while the Mounties have an eight-day break, returning to action on
Sunday the 22nd at last-place Saint Mary's.
Source: Mount Allison Sports Info
REGINA - Paige Wheeler scored twice and added an assist as
the University of Regina's women's hockey team completed a Canada
West weekend sweep over the UBC Thunderbirds with a convincing 5-1
win on Saturday night at The Co-operators Centre.
After Gina Campbell opened the scoring with a goal less than four
minutes into the game, Wheeler gave the Cougars a two-goal cushion
with a power-play marker exactly five minutes later. Wheeler scored
again for the Cougars six minutes into the second, giving the
fourth-year forward her first multiple-goal game of the season.
Nadine Burgess scored her first CIS goal later on in the second
period, but that would prove to be the only goal surrendered by
Regina first-year goaltender Jennifer Schmidt. Rianne Wight
restored the three-goal cushion for the Cougars with a goal just 72
seconds after Burgess scored, and the U of R put the game away with
a Hillary Lerat power play goal in the late stages of the third
Schmidt ended up stopping 23 of 24 shots to secure the win for the
Cougars, who improve their Canada West record to 6-11-1 with the
victory. Campbell and Rianne Wight also notched a pair of assists
each as both players joined Wheeler with three-point nights.
UBC falls to 1-13-2 with the loss, as the Thunderbirds have now
lost 14 consecutive conference games.
The Cougars were 2-for-8 on the power play and peppered UBC goalie
Samantha Langford with 48 shots during the victory. The
Thunderbirds were held scoreless in their five opportunities with
the man advantage.
Regina will have a weekend off before returning to the Canada West
schedule at home against Calgary on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28, while UBC
is back in action next weekend at home against the Dinos.
Source: Regina Sports Info
|No. 3 Calgary
LETHBRIDGE – Calgary Dinos completed the weekend sweep of
the home-and-home series with the Lethbridge Pronghorns, winning
5-3 in regulation.
Hayley Wickenheiser, Tanya Morgan, Calaine Inglis, Erika
Mitschke and Stephanie Zvonkovic tallied goals for the Dinos while
Ashley Beattie, Jenna-Marie Durnin, and Chelsea Minor replied for
‘Horns net-minder Crystal Patterson turned aside 26
shots while Dinos’ Amanda Tapp made 17 saves on the
An early power play opportunity provided Lethbridge with the
game’s first goal. Ballendine’s wrister from the slot
was deflected wide but Captain Ashley Beattie quickly corralled the
loose rebound, beating Dinos’ Amanda Tapp high blocker side
for her first of the season.
Calgary bounced back less than two minutes later as
Wickenheiser circled behind the net and found captain Tanya Morgan
in front who would find the back of the net.
Capitalizing on a power play of their own, Dinos’
Inglis, taking a clean pass from Wickenheiser, notched another for
the visiting team as Calgary took their first lead of the game.
Keeping things consistent, Lethbridge answered back in less
than sixty seconds, as Chelsea Minor’s shot from the circle
managed to sneak through a crowd and in, tying the game back up
The ‘Horns pressed on and quickly recovered the lead as
Durnin’s hard shot from the top of the circle slid through
the legs of an unsuspecting Tapp, making it 3-2.
As a wild opening frame drew to a close, Mitschke would add
another for the Dinos, tying things right back up as both teams
retired to the locker room after an action-packed opening twenty
A sharp angle shot by Wickenheiser managed to find an opening
as Calgary re-established a one goal lead midway through the
second, which proved to be the only scoring in the second
After a largely uneventful second period, shots favored the
Calgary would add another one at 15:17 in the third frame as
first-year Zvonkovic blasted a rocket from just inside the blue
line that streaked through traffic and into the back of the
With this win, Calgary improves to 12-4-0, moving into a
second place tie with the Alberta Pandas in Canada West, while
Lethbridge now sits fourth at 10-7-1.
The Pronghorns host the University of Alberta Pandas next
weekend for a two-game weekend series, January 20th and 21st at
Nicholas Sheran Arena. The Dinos head to Vancouver where they face
off against the UBC Thunderbirds at the Doug Mitchell Winter Sports
Source: Lethbridge Sports Info
|No. 9 Saskatchewan
||No. 7 Alberta
||Final - OT
EDMONTON - For the 13th time this season, and seventh time at
home, the University Alberta Pandas hockey team found themselves in
a one goal game. This time, however, team leading scorer
Sarah Hilworth made sure they were on the winning end as they
defeated the No.9 ranked Saskatchewan Huskies, 3-2 in OT, Saturday
night at Clare Drake Arena in Edmonton.
Hilworth scored her ninth goal of the season, and 21st point, in
the extra frame to give Alberta just their fourth win in those 13
one goal games. Lindsay Cunningham and Janelle Malcolm also
scored for the Pandas, while Michala Jeffries made 16 saves.
The Huskies, who triumphed one night earlier over the No.7
ranked Pandas by a 1-0 score, received goals from Canada West
scoring leader Julie Paetsch and Megan Frohaug.
Alberta Head Coach Howie Draper has seen his Alberta Pandas come
up short far too often in close games this season, and one night
after losing a tough battle on home ice, it almost happened
Except this time Malcolm tied the contest with just 30 seconds
left and then Hillworth did what does best, scoring the game-winner
with just over six minutes to go in OT to give the Pandas a 3-2
Hillworth just missed tipping home a point shot, but she spun
off her defender and beat Saskathewan’s Mackenzie Rizos off a
“I thought we turned the corner last weekend offensively,
but this weekend against Saskatchewan, they made us work for
everything we got,” said Draper. “They made it very
difficult for us to generate many scoring opportunities.
“We’ve been on the wrong side of the ledger in a lot of
these close games this year, and it was nice to finally be
rewarded, and it will be a nice confidence builder for
Alberta dominated the opening period not allowing Saskatchewan a
single shot on net until midway through the period, but shortly
after Saskatchewan found the net with their first shot of the game,
they were up 1-0 on a goal from Frohaug.
Cunningham’s goal at 5:55 of the second period was a power
play marker for Alberta. The Pandas looked dangerous with the
man-advantage, but their power play actually ended up working
against them all evening long.
They had nine chances on the power play, but on five of those
opportunities, they took some undisciplined penalties swaying any
kind of momentum they gained back Saskatchewan’s way.
Alberta had a wonderful opportunity to skate with an early power
play to start the third period, but Kayla Lavallee took a
cross-checking penalty just over one minute into the power
Just moments after Saskatchewan went to work with the
man-advantage, Paetsch struck to regain Saskatchewan’s
“It’s tough to win games when you’re shooting
yourself in the foot like we did on our power play tonight,”
said Draper. “I don’t know if all those calls against
us were warranted, but we certainly didn’t give the refs any
excuses on some of those calls. We deserved most of
Despite their struggles the Pandas showed guts and a lot of
heart to end their weekend series against the Huskies on a high
note. Alberta once again outshot Saskatchewan 33-19, almost an
identical margin from the weekend opener, and they didn't give
The win improves Alberta’s record to 9-3-6 on the season
and into a second place tie with the Calgary Dinos. Both Calgary
and Alberta are just three points back of the Huskies for top spot
in the conference.
“We’ve struggled at times offensively this season to
score goals, but we’ve made a strong effort in the second
half of the year to battle through this,” said Draper.
“Hilly (Hillworth) is one of top offensive players and she
scored the game-winning goal for us tonight, but she’s
battling an injury right now and isn’t 100%. Pratt
isn’t 100% either. It’s games like this that will go a
long way once nationals come around.”
Source: Alberta Sports Info