WINDSOR AND LAURIER LOOK STRONG OUT OF THE GATE

The Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks have both jumped out to perfect 2-0 starts after each winning twice this week. Windsor beat the Lakehead Thunderwolves 5-4 Friday and then got past the Thunderwolves 2-1 Saturday to sweep the back-to-back games. Third-year winger Alex White had a hat-trick in the opening game, while Jordie Preston added a pair of assists. Goaltender Jaw Ewasiuk was spectacular for the Lancers, making 51 saves on the night. Joel Scherban had two goals and an assist for Lakehead. Windsor jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second meeting, though Lakehead replied with a goal from Shandor Alphonso to cut the lead to 1. White was credited with the winner, and Reese Kalleitner made 31 saves to earn the win in the Lancers net.

Laurier showed some firepower in its first action of the season, defeating the Toronto Varsity Blues 5-2 Friday and the Ryerson Rams 7-1 Saturday. David Brown had three points for the Golden Hawks, including the game-winning goal, in the victory over the Varsity Blues. Richard Colvill, Matt Maccarone and Matt Grenier each added a goal and an assist, while Just Day turned away 30 of 32 shots for the win. Ryerson couldn’t handle Laurier Saturday as the home team took a 3-1 lead into the first intermission and added three more goals in the third. Colvill added two more goals against the Rams. Ryerson also lost 5-3 to Guelph Thursday, despite out-shooting the Gryphons 31-15.

The Queen’s Golden Gaels and RMC Paladins kicked the week off with RMC winning 2-1. Clinton McCullough tied the game 1-1 for Queen’s with a goal at 15:20 of the third period but RMC’s Luke Pierce scored 4:28 later to give the Paladins the win. Pierce also added an assist. Goalie Blair Robertson made 37 saves for RMC. The Paladins tied Brock 1-1 Friday and then dropped a 2-1 game to the York Lions Saturday. The Lions were perfect on the weekend as they also beat Queen’s 2-1 Friday, rebounding from a 6-3 loss to Brock the previous week. Sean Langdon had a goal and an assist for York, while fifth-year forward Phil Knapp had the winner. The game was a feisty one with 94 minutes in penalties handed out.

The McGill Redmen won their first game of the year, a 2-1 decision over the Concordia Stingers Wednesday. Mathieu Poitras had to make just 12 saves for the shut-out, while Marko Kovacevik and David Urquhart had the McGill goals.

UQTR won for the first time with a 4-0 shut-out over the Ottawa Gee-Gees Friday. On Saturday, Guelph tied 3-3 with Toronto, while the Badgers beat Queen’s 2-1. Ottawa’s Adam Vaughan scored the overtime winner Sunday as the Gee-Gees earned a 6-5 win over Concordia. Martin Bricault made 42 saves for Ottawa.


(Photo: Windsor Lancers goalie Reese Kalleitner in action against the Lakehead Thunderwolves. Windsor swept both games against the fifth-ranked Wolves.)
BADGERS SHOCK PATRIOTES
November 28, 2005 BADGERS SHOCK PATRIOTES
WARRIORS WIN HOME TURF BATTLE
February 28, 2005 WARRIORS WIN HOME TURF BATTLE
LAKEHEAD DOMINATES BROCK
February 14, 2005 LAKEHEAD DOMINATES BROCK