CIS women's hockey Sunday roundup: Mounties lose hard-fought battle in shootout against Aigles Bleues
Photo credit Mount Allison Athletics
|Moncton||4||Mount Allison||3||Final - OT||Box Score|
SACKVILLE, NB - The Womens' Hockey Mounties played a hard-fought 70 minutes of action before falling in a shootout to the 2nd place U de M Aigles Bleues 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.
The Mounties got a pair of goals from Kristen Cooze, including the tying goal with only 1:22 left in regulation. Courtney King scored the other Mountie goal on a powerplay in the first period.
In a back-and-forth game that saw the score tied 1-1 after one period, 2-2 after two and 3-3 after three, it was an exciting affair witnessed by an enthusiastic home crowd for the Mounties.
Just over two minutes after M-M Poirier opened the scoring for Moncton, King deflected a shot from the point to tie the game up. Cooze put the Mounties ahead briefly at 14:31 of the second, but Janik Robichaud's goal 10 seconds later equalized the score again.
After Poirier scored her second of the game early in the third, the Mounties began to mount the pressure, and with the goaltender pulled, Cooze found the bouncing puck in front of the net for her second, sending the game into extra time.
Janie Leblanc and Marie-Pier Arsenault scored in the shootout for Moncton while no Mountie shooters were successful in their attempts.
Meghan Corley-Byrne was sharp in net for the Mounties, making 35 saves, while at the other end Kathy Desjardins made 42 saves for Moncton.
Emily Van Diepen picked up a pair of assists for Mt. A, while Kaitlyn Gallaway had two assists for the visitors.
The Mounties (7-6-4, 18 pts) return to the ice next weekend with road games against Dalhousie and St FX. Their next game on home ice will be February 11 against Dalhousie.
Source: Mount Allison Sports Info
|Saint Mary's||2||Dalhousie||3||Final||Box Score|
|St. Thomas||1||UPEI||2||Final||Box Score|
The UPEI Panthers and the St. Thomas Lady Tommies headed to Alberton, PEI for an important AUS women’s hockey battle. The Panthers did not disappoint the fans of the west and defeated the Tommies 2-1.
UPEI’s Anja Weisser scored a power play goal in less than 2 minutes of the first period assisted by Kelsey O’Donnell and Janelle MacKenzie. The Panthers took a two goal lead in the second period at the 4:39 mark, with a shorthanded goal from Keirstin Visser assisted by Jamie Lynn Donaldson and hometown captain Amber Gaudette. The Tommies answered late in the third period at 19:51 when Dani Miller connected with the extra skater on the ice for STU. Final shots were 21 - 17 for PEI.
Kristy Dobson earned the win in net for the Panthers and for the Tommies, Julia Sharun recorded the lose.
With the win the Panthers move three points ahead of St. Thomas for third position in the AUS and the Tommies slip to fifth, as the Mount Alison Mounties forced U de M to a shoot out to gain a valuable point, moving them into sole possession of fourth.
The Panthers travel to St. FX Wednesday night for an odd mid week game at 7 pm.
Source: UPEI Sports Info
MONTREAL - Only one week after the Carleton University Ravens women’s hockey team upset the top ranked McGill University Martlets, the squad fell 6-2 to the UdeM Carabins on the road.
The loss capped off a disappointing weekend for the lady Ravens, who dropped two contests to fall to 5-6-3 on the season.
The Ravens were outplayed right from the get go, but kept the game scoreless for most of the first period, despite being outshot 26-2 in the opening frame.
But late in the first, Ariane Barker (Napierville, Que.) struck to put her team up one.
Early in the second the Ravens’ woes continued. Jessica Gagne (Sherbrooke, Que.) beat Tamber Tisdale (Red Deer, Alta.) on the man-advantage to make it 2-0 before Barker scored her second of the afternoon to pile on a three-goal lead.
Despite the 3-0 score after two, it could have been worse. The Ravens were outshot 49-9 after the first forty minutes.
Carleton showed some fight in the third, but it didn’t come until after Caroline Martin-Guay (St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.) scored her first goal of the season that saw Tisdale chased from the net.
Down 4-0, Kelsey Vander Veen (Lucknow, Ont.) cut the lead to three.
However, once again, Montreal found the net, this time on a connection from Kim Deschenes (St. Quentin, N.B.).
Barker added her hat-trick goal late in the third, while Kristen MacDonald (Osgoode, Ont.) scored for Carleton with less than two minutes to go.
Tisdale gave a fine performance for Carleton, turning aside 51 of the incredible 55 shots she faced in the loss.
Carleton returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 4, when the Concordia University Stingers come to town at 7 p.m.
Source: Carleton Sports Info
WATERLOO, Ont. - Goaltender Jessalyn Bogacki made 20 saves for her first shutout of the season as the York University Lions women's hockey team defeated the Waterloo Warriors 4-0 on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 29) at Columbia Icefields Arena in Waterloo, Ont.
Bogacki (Thunder Bay, Ont.) was stellar between the pipes for the second day in a row. On Saturday, she came into the game in relief of Sydney McMurter (Orillia, Ont.) mid-way through the first period and allowed just one goal on 19 shots to the No. 1 nationally-ranked Laurier Golden Hawks in a 5-3 loss. Sunday's win over Waterloo improved her record to 5-3 on the year.
Kristie Wilson (Hamilton, Ont.), the Lions' leading scorer, added to her total with a goal and an assist on the day, including the game winner mid-way through the second period.
After a scoreless first period and a half, she finally put the Lions on the board with her 10th goal of the season. Waterloo's defenders didn't pick her up cutting to the net and she was left all alone in front, making no mistake on a shot that went through the five-hole of Warriors' goaltender Martina Michaud (Etobicoke, Ont.).
That goal was the only one of the period, and the Lions held on to a slim 1-0 lead heading into the third. But they blew the game open in the final frame to coast to the four-goal victory.
Andrea Joyce (Mississauga, Ont.) scored the team's second goal less than three minutes into the third for her seventh of the season. She got the puck at centre ice from Navraj Rai (Brampton, Ont.), skated past a defender and undressed Michaud in front of the net before sliding the puck in.
Ten minutes later Stephanie Dovaston (Unionville, Ont.) tallied another goal when she and Wilson skated in alone on Michaud after a Waterloo giveaway and she put the buck into the back of the net.
Erin Cameron (Ajax, Ont.) added an empty netter with less than one minute left for the team's fourth goal.
The Lions are now 12-9-1 on the season and sit in a three-way tie with Queen's and Toronto for third place in the OUA standings with 25 points each. The loss dropped the Warriors to 8-10-4 and they remain tied with Western for eighth place, two back of the final playoff spot.
The Lions return home next weekend for back-to-back games at Canlan Ice Sports. They'll face the Guelph Gryphons on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 3) at 2pm, and will return to the ice at the same time the following day to take on the Brock Badgers.
Source: York Sports Info
WINDSOR, Ont. - The No. 9 Queen's Gaels (11-8-3) dropped their second game of the weekend Sunday, losing 3-2 to the Lancers (10-10-2) in Windsor.
The Gaels and Lancers each were strong between the pipes on the day with the Gaels Karissa Savage of Calgary stopping 29 of 32 shots faced and the Lancers Karlyle Robinson of St. Catharine's, Ont. turning aside 32 of 34 in the win.
Offensively, the Gaels Taryn Pilon of Peterborough continued her strong rookie season adding a goal and an assist. The Lancers were led by Krysten Bortolotti of Belle River, Ont. who had a goal and assist of her own.
After a scoreless first period the Gaels used their special teams to jump out to an early lead. Alana Smith of Aurora, Ont. scored her fourth goal of the season on the power play for the early advantage. Windsor responded with a goal from Candice Chevalier of Essex, Ont. to even things up at 1-1. Shortly after the Gaels used their special teams to take the lead once more, Pilon got a scoring opportunity while shorthanded an made no mistake to reclaim a one goal lead for her team.
The Lancers took control of the game in period number three, first with an early goal only 2:04 into the period and finally it was Bortolotti scoring the winner, her 10th of the season, with only 3:40 remaining in regulation.
Queen's is back in action on Friday when they host the No. 1 Laurier Golden Hawks at 7:30pm.
Source: Queen's Sports Info