Jan 10, 2005
The Waterloo Warriors upset the league leading Western Mustangs this weekend, handing the undefeated team their first and second loss of the season. On Friday night, the Warriors jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the first period and never looked back defeating the Mustangs in a close game 5-4. Third year player, Geoff Rivers led the team in scoring with two goals while teammate Ryan Macgregor added a goal and two assists in the victory. Rookie goaltender, Curtis Darling, also played a strong game for the Warriors stopping 33 of the 37 shots he faced.
In their second match, the Warriors dominated the Mustangs defeating them 4-1. Doug Spooner and Adam Metherel opened the scoring for the Warriors in the first period to put the team up 2-0 early. Teammates Frank Fazio and Jordan Brenner both added a goal while Shawn Germain added two assists to secure the win for the team. The lone scorer for Western was Jesse Boucher but it was enough to overcome the early deficit. With the two victories, Waterloo moved above .500 with a 7-6-1 record while Western dropped to 11-2 on the season but remain the fourth ranked team in the nation.
York 3, Guelph 3 (OT)
The battle between these two Mid West teams ended in a 3-3 tie, as overtime settled nothing. York came out strong, leading 2-0 after the first as rookie player Matt Passfield and second year player Jon Hedberg each scored a goal. Guelph battled back in the second with the help of Steven Morris's two goals to even the score. Fellow Gryphon, Darrell Cowen, put Guelph up 3-2 late in the third period but with less than two minutes to play Jason Pinizzotto scored the tying goal for the Lions. With the tie, York remains atop their division with a 7-5-1-1 record while Guelph holds onto third place with a 4-7-2-1 record.
Brock 5, Laurier 4
Brock pulled out a victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks defeating them in a close match 5-4. Both teams came out strong offensively in the first period with Laurier leading 4-3 after twenty minutes of play but the Badgers battled back in the next two periods to secure the win. Jonathon Labelle had a hat trick for Brock scoring the game-winning goal while teammate Mike Milenko added two assists. Richard Colwill played a strong game for the Hawks scoring a goal and adding an assist but Laurier was unable to hold onto their early lead dropping to 7-6 on the season.