LAURIER TAKES TWO FROM THE LANCERS

Laurier 4, Windsor 3 & Laurier 4, Windsor 3 (OT)

The Windsor Lancers dropped a pair of contests to the Laurier Golden Hawks on the road this weekend in Kitchener, Ontario. The Lancers (7-8-2-2) fell 4-3 in a hard fought battle Friday night and again 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night as the inability to score at key times was the deciding factor in both games. In the first game, Laurier's David Brown led the team to victory recording the hat trick and adding an assist while teammate Tim Parsons scored a goal and assisted on two goals including the game winner. The Lancers outshot the Hawks 40-30 with singles scored by Graeme Lindsay, Mike McIlveen and Kyle Trudell.

In their second match-up, Laurier narrowly pulled out the 4-3 victory as Tim Parsons scored the game winning goal 34 seconds into overtime. Chris Di Ubaldo, Nick Vergeer, and Nick Gibson also helped lead the team to victory with a goal and an assist apiece. The Lancers goal scorers were Gareth Hopes, Kyle Trudell, and Alex White. With these two victories, Laurier inches closer to top spot in the Mid West Division with a 10-8-2 record, just one point behind the Lions.

Lakehead 4, Guelph 4 (OT)

On Saturday afternoon, the game between the No. 6 Lakehead Thunderwolves and the Guelph Gryphons ended in a 4-4 draw, as overtime settled nothing. Guelph outshot Lakehead 41-32 in the game and headed into the final period with 2-goal lead but surrendered two goals to the Thunderwolves midway through the period to send this game into overtime. Guelph was led by second year forward, Scott Rozendal, who scored half the teams goals while Darrell Cowen and Stephen Morris scored singles. Rookie Thunderwolve, Andrew Brown, scored an unassisted goal at 12:12 of the third period to even the score while teammates Jeff Richards, Joel Scherban, and Michael Wehrstedt each added a goal in the tie. After this weekends action, Lakehead moves into a tie for top spot in the Far West with the Mustangs with a 13-6-1 record while Guelph holds onto third spot in the Mid West Division.

Concordia 5, UQTR 2

These Far East rivals went head to head this weekend with the Stingers coming out on top with a 5-2 victory over the No. 7 ranked UQTR Patriotes. Concordia's Joey D'Amico led the team in scoring with two goals and an assist while singles were recorded by teammates Matthew Armstrong, Frederic Faucher, and Michael Halitzki. UQTR was led by Jean Morin who had a goal and an assist in the loss. With the win, the Stingers improve to 12-6-1-1 on the season and tighten the race for top spot in the division as only two points separate first place from third place. Concordia will look to continuing their winning ways Wednesday against McGill.

Brock 5, Western 3

The Brock Badgers upset the number five-ranked team in the nation the Western Mustangs 5-3 despite being outshot 39-20. This is the first time that the Badgers have beaten the Mustangs since January 1, 1999. Rookie Badger, Jonathon Labelle, led the team to victory scoring two goals and adding an assist while third year player Patrick Montgomery added a goal and two assists. The Mustang's, Kevin Richardson recorded two goals and Chris Rowan added a goal and an assist in the loss. With the win Brock improves to 6-12-1-1 on the season while Western drops their fifth loss of the season.

Ottawa 12, Ryerson 1

Ottawa crushed the Ryerson Rams 12-1 at home Saturday night out scoring the Rams by 34 shots 62-28. The Gee-Gees were led by second year player, Jerome Briere, who recorded a hat trick and added two assists in the victory. Teammates, Jourdan Legace and Ben McLeod also played a strong game for Ottawa each scoring two goals while McLeod also added two assists. With the win, Ottawa remains in the playoff hunt with a 10-6-2-1 record in the tough Far East Division.
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