PALADINS EDGE UQTR IN COMEBACK WIN

Brent Maurice and Dion Lahoda scored third-period markers to help the Mid East-leading RMC Paladins pull out a narrow 3-2 win over the powerhouse UQTR Patriotes Saturday in Kingston. Maurice tied the game 2-2 on a power play at 2:36 of the third period and Lahoda beat Dany Dallaire just under eight minutes later to complete the upset win. RMC, 5-6-4-0, also drew 4-4 with the Concordia Stingers the previous night. Adam Purdy and Paul Bradley had a goal and an assist each for the Paladins, who let a 4-2 lead slip away in the third period. Karl Gagne had a goal and assists on both of Concordia’s last two goals, while right winger Joey D’Amico had three helpers for the Stingers. D’Amico had another great night Saturday, scoring a goal and adding three assists in Concordia’s 4-2 win over the Queen’s Golden Gaels. Patrick Lepage made 28 saves for the Stingers in the win. The loss dropped the Golden Gaels to 4-10-0-0 on the year. Queen’s also lost to UQTR 5-2 Friday.

Steve Benedetti scored at 1:19 of overtime to lift the Western Mustangs to a 2-1 win over the Windsor Lancers Friday at Adie Knox Arena. Western held a 1-0 lead heading into the third period but Windsor’s Kyle Trudell tied the game at the 17:35 mark. Scott Dickie made 25 saves for the Mustangs to earn the win, while second-year winger Sal Peralta opened the scoring in the first with a power-play goal with just one second remaining in the opening period. Western improved to 9-1-1-0 the next night as goalie Brad Topping stopped all 28 shots he faced in a 5-0 shutout win over the Brock Badgers. Craig Kennedy scored twice in the first 4:10 of the opening period to give Western all the goals they would need. Matt Bannan, Kevin Richardson and Mike Rice also scored for the Mustangs.

The McGill Redmen are the only team yet to lose a game in the league (10-0-2-0) as they scored three times in the second period to get past the Ottawa Gee-Gees. Doug Orr and David Urquhart had a goal and an assist each, while Yan Turcotte notched the winner at 15:10 of the third period with the Redmen on a man advantage. Second-year goaltender Mathieu Poitras made 27 saves as he improved to 7-0-1 on the year. Ben McLeod had a goal and an assist for the Gee-Gees.

The Waterloo Warriors scored three times in the second period as they took the first of two games from the Lakehead Thunderwolves 4-2 Friday night in Waterloo. Curtis Darling was sharp in the Waterloo goal, making 42 saves on the evening for his ninth victory on the year. Shane Hart was credited with the winner, while Matt Iannetta chipped in two assists. Erick Lodge had a goal and an assist for Lakehead. The two teams met again on Saturday and skated to a 1-1 draw. David Philpott gave Waterloo an early 1-0 lead with a goal at 13:59 of the first period, though Lakehead’s Dan Rogers got the equalizer in the second. Waterloo leads the Far West with 20 points, one more than Western and two better than the Thunderwolves, who have played two more games than the Warriors.
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