OUA M-HOCKEY ROUNDUP: BROCK TAKES TWO

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Fresh off of their overtime victory against Queen's, the Brock men's hockey team faced off against the Royal Military College Paladins on Sunday afternoon. Goaltender Mark Packwood (Thorold, Ont.) received his first start for the Badgers, backing his team to a 2-1 victory.

Brock's power play has struggled early on in the season, and problems persisted for the Badgers man advantage unit as RMC's Jeffery Oke (Grand Berd, Ont.) took advantage of a turnover and with a nifty move slipped the puck five-hole to score short handed and go ahead goal.

Despite a few good scoring chances it was not until the second period before Brock could respond. Rookie forward Adam Schwark (Saskatoon, Sask.) batted home a loose puck to score his first goal in a Badger uniform and tie the game at one. Although Brock out shot RMC, it was Packwood who was forced to make a big glove save late in the second and a huge kick save at the beginning of the third to keep the game at 1-1.

After Schwark's goal the Badgers began to pick up the pace, skating well and hitting hard. Dan Dooley (St. John's, N.B.) was all over the ice, blocking shots on the penalty kill and even assisting on the game-winning goal. Eric Toonders (Winchester, Ont.) scored midway though the third as he managed to get a point shot through traffic and to the back of the net.

Brock's next home game will be taking place on Sat. Oct. 25 at 7:35 p.m. when they take on UOIT at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre.

Source: Badgers Athletics

WINDSOR 3, WESTERN 0

Led by a pair of power play goals from sophomore Scott Gillis, the Windsor Lancers men's hockey team defeated the Western Mustangs 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at Windsor Arena. With the victory, the Lancers move to 2-1-1 on the season.

Windsor came out with great intensity as they looked to put a tough 6-5 shootout loss to Laurier on Friday night behind them.
After a scoreless first period, the Lancers got a pair of power play goals from Gillis (Antigonish, N.S.) in the second period to stake themselves to a 2-0 lead after two periods.

In the third, the Lancers dominated the play throughout the entire period as the Mustangs had no answer for Windsor's relentless fore checking and solid defence.

Any chance of a Mustang comeback was put to a halt with 5:25 remaining as Western's Joe McCann was called for a slash on Windsor's Scott Todd (Kingston, Ont.), putting his team a man down.

Brett Oliphant (Woodslee, Ont.) would go on to score his first career OUA goal into an empty net at 19:10 of the third period to complete the 3-0 victory.

Lancer netminder Jim Watt (Edmonton, Alta.) was outstanding in goal again for the Lancers as he stopped 34 shots and recorded the shutout.

The Lancers will next host the University of Waterloo Warriors at home on Fri., Oct. 24 at Windsor Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m.

Source: Lancers Athletics

WESTERN 4, LAURIER 3, OT

LONDON, Ont. - Ryan Martinelli (London, Ont.) scored in overtime as the Western Mustangs beat the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 4-3 on Oct. 18 at Thompson Arena.

Martinelli's goal came on the power play midway through the overtime period, as his shot through traffic beat Golden Hawks goaltender Jeff MacDougald (Shallow Lake, Ont.).

Goalie Keyvan Hunt (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) made 40 saves for Western, and stopped 31 in the first two periods combined. The sophomore goalie made several great saves and his stellar play allowed the Mustangs to score first.

On a second-period power play, Jeff Martens (Maple Ridge, B.C.) grabbed a rebound, before putting a high shot over MacDougald for the 1-0 lead.

Less than a minute later, Adam Nemeth (Amherstburg, Ont.) took control of a loose puck near centre ice. He streaked down the right wing, before sliding the puck backhand past MacDougald.

The Golden Hawks cut into Western's lead late in the second period. With Luc Martin (St. Thomas, Ont.) in the penalty box, Nick Vergeer (West Lorne, Ont.) slipped a shot through Hunt's legs.

Wilfrid Laurier tied the game early in the third period, as Mark Voakes (St. Thomas, Ont.) found Jean-Michel Rizk (Dunham, Que.) alone in the slot. Rizk then snapped a high shot past Hunt's blocker for a 2-2 score.

Western regained the lead as Jason Furlong (London, Ont.) tipped Nemeth's shot to Aaron Snow (Windsor, Ont.), who scored easily into the empty net.

But the Golden Hawks rallied to tie the game again. Vergeer scored his second of the night, converting on his own rebound to make the score 3-3.

Jeff Borrows (London, Ont.) was sent off for high sticking during the overtime period, and Martinelli scored the winner just 18 seconds later.

Source: Mustangs Athletics

Photo credit: Craig Glover

CARLETON 4, MCGILL 1

OTTAWA, Ont. - Goaltender Alex Archibald (Ottawa, Ont.) stopped 36 of 37 shots to backstop the Ravens to a 4-1 win over the University of McGill Redmen Saturday afternoon at the Ice House.

While it was not Carleton's best effort of the young season, outshot from beginning to end, they did get on the board first. Ian Manitta (Manotick, Ont.) flew down the left wing on a 2-on-1 and squeezed a wrist shot between the legs of Redmen goalie Hubert Morin (St. Georges de Beauce, Que.). Andrew Gibbons (Oshawa, Ont.) and Jared Cipparone (Tecumseh, Ont.) set up the goal.

The Ravens then added to their lead before the end of the first period, as Justin Caruana (Orono, Ont.) took what looked like a harmless snapshot from the right wing, but it deflected off a McGill stick and rattled off the bottom of the crossbar and in the net. Ryan Joseph (Burlington, Ont.) and Kyle Stanley (Aylmer, Que.) picked up assists on the play that sent into the first intermission with a two-goal lead.

The second period was much like the first for Carleton, as McGill out played Carleton in the period. For the second day in a row, opponents took advantage of a giveaway from Archibald when Alex Picard-Hooper (Boucherville, Que.), one-timed a rolling puck off the left post and in. The Ravens responded late in the second though as Gibbons was left wide open in the slot and he one-timed a shot under the crossbar to restore the two-goal lead going into the second intermission. Cipparone and Mark Smith (Ottawa, Ont.) assisted on the tally.

The Ravens came out flying in the third with more physical play and a harder fore check. But it was a miscue from the Redmen while on the power play that lead to Carleton's fourth and final goal. Two Ravens jumped in on a shorthanded 2-on-0 with Ravens leading scorer Brandon Maclean (Burlington, Ont.) going top shelf to extend the lead to three. Assists went to Ryan Berard (Niagara Falls, Ont.) who set up Maclean, and Brad Good (Kitchener, Ont.) who cleared the puck on the play.

The Ravens will travel to Kingston on Friday to play Queen's then return home to play Royal Military College on Saturday afternoon.

Source: Ravens Athletics

LAKEHEAD 2, WATERLOO 1

WATERLOO, Ont. - The Lakehead Thunderwolves battled to a hard-fought 2-1 away win over the Waterloo Warriors Saturday night in Waterloo, Ont. The game was in stark contrast to Friday night's 7-5 Waterloo win as both teams tightened up defensively Saturday.

Lakehead now has a 2-2 OUA record and are 4-4 overall; while Waterloo is 2-2 in OUA play and 2-4 overall.

Despite the low score, both teams had lots of good scoring opportunities and both Lakehad netminder Kyle Moir (Calgary, Alta.) and Aaron Barton (Carlisle, Ont.) of Waterloo made excellent stops on the night. Barton was especially strong in the third when Lakehead had the edge in play while Moir made some great saves throughout the match.

Lakehead's goals came from Andy Hyvarinen (Thunder Bay, Ont.), his fourth of the weekend, and Tobias
Whelan
(Orillia, Ont.). Whelan also added an assist. Scoring for Waterloo was Chris Ray (Kelowna, Ont.).

Lakehead was 0-6 on the power play while Waterloo went 0-5.

Lakehead returns home next weekend for a two-game homestand against the Laurier Golden Hawks.

Source: Thunderwolves Athletics

UQTR 7, OTTAWA 1

OTTAWA, Ont. - Seven different goal scorers found the mark for UQTR Saturday night in a 7-1 pasting of the Gee-Gees at the Sports Complex.

The Patriotes scored four power play goals to win a second straight game against the Gee-Gees, which have gone 2-3 at home to begin the 2008-09 OUA Far East regular season.

Rookie defender Matthieu Methot (Ottawa, Ont.) scored for the Gee-Gees in the first period.

UQTR fourth-year left winger Mathieu Gravel (Greenfield Park, Que.) opened the scoring on a first period power play goal but was issued a game misconduct in the second period for a hard check on Dan McDonald (New Liskeard, Ont.) that dazed the Gee-Gees top scoring left winger.

The Gee-Gees host their sixth straight season-opening home game Fri., Oct. 24, 7 p.m. against Concordia.

Source: Gee-Gees Athletics

UOIT 4, TORONTO 2

OSHAWA, Ont. – The 2008-09 UOIT Ridgebacks men's hockey home opener was a huge success as the team skated away with a 4-2 victory over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in front of a full house at the Campus Ice Centre Friday night.

It was an exciting night at the Dog Pound as the Ridgebacks played a great overall team game enroute to picking up their first conference win of the year. The win came up against a tough Varsity Blues team, who suffered their first loss of the year.

Oshawa native Derrick Bagshaw opened up scoring for UOIT late in the first period as he netted his third goal of the season with less than four minutes left on the clock. The goal was assisted by Mike Noyes (Lucan, Ont.) and Brent Varty (Oshawa, Ont.).

The Ridgebacks continued to apply the pressure on U of T and would be rewarded early in the second period as Shane Nolan (Enfield, N.S.) and Tony Rizzi (Kingston, Ont.) both scored goals to give UOIT a 3-0 lead.

U of T would claw back into the game scoring a power play goal in the second period and adding another goal with less than four minutes left in the third to get the game within one.

With U of T looking to play spoiler, Josh Vatri (Barrie, Ont.) scored an empty net goal to give UOIT the 4-2 win sending the Blue Crew into a frenzy. The game was Vatri's first appearance with the Ridgebacks this season.

Bagshaw would finish the night with three points, while Noyes ended up with two assists. Noyes is currently fifth in OUA scoring with seven points in three games.

The Ridgebacks outshoot the Varsity Blues 39-25 on the night, recording ten shots or more in each period. Matt Mateja (Mississauga, Ont.) made 23 shots for his first win of the year in net for the Ridgebacks.

In their first three games this season, UOIT has shown tremendous improvement in their offensive production as they have averaged four goals per game, compared to their 2.14 average in their inaugural season.

Home openers at the Campus Ice Centre were a huge success for the UOIT men's and women's hockey programs in 2008-09, with the teams picking up wins in front of great crowds.

The men's team will now rest up they take on divisional rival York University on Fri., Oct. 24 at the Campus Ice Centre. Puck drop for the game is at 7:30 p.m.

Source: Ridgebacks Athletics

OTTAWA 4, CONCORDIA 2

OTTAWA, Ont. - Flu-bitten third-year left wing Yanick Charron (Hull, Que.) had the game-winner on a second period power play and added an insurance goal in the third period in the Gee-Gees chippy 4-2 home win Friday night over Concordia.

"I have been sick for two weeks," lamented Charron in a horse voice after the game.

"It's right in the middle of exams, but I am getting over it.

Captain Martin Herard (St. Ignace de Loyola, Que.) and rookie defenceman Matthieu Methot (Ottawa, Ont.) also scored as the Gee-Gees won a second straight game to even their OUA Far East record at 2-2.

First-year right wing Nicolas Lafontaine (Gatineau, Que.) scored twice, once on the power play, for the 1-1-1 Stingers before later suffering a severed tongue after an awkward collision in the corner.

"It was a pretty physical game," said Charron.

Source: Gee-Gees Athletics

CARLETON 5, UQTR 2

OTTAWA, Ont. - The Ravens home opener was a picture perfect effort in the eyes of head coach Fred Parker and it showed on the scoreboard, as the Carleton men got revenge on the UQTR Patriotes 5-2.

It was a penalty-filled match-up as the Ravens scored four of their five goals on the man advantage.

Though the Patriotes' J.S. Breton (Pincourt, Que.) scored first on a 5-on-3, the Ravens quickly answered back with three goals in the first, two on the power play.

Ryan Berard (Niagara Falls, Ont.) opened the scoring for the Ravens on the power play with a one-timer, Andrew Gibbons (Oshawa, Ont.) and Bobby McBride (Whitby, Ont.) getting the assists. Then Carleton scored their only even-strength goal when Michael Testa (Ottawa, Ont.) scored at the side of the net, from Brandon Maclean (Burlington, Ont.) and Mark Smith (Stittsville, Ont.).

Berard added his second of the period from Christian Mifflen (Ottawa, Ont.) and McBride. The Ravens lead 3-1 after one period of play.

After killing off another penalty to start the second, the Ravens added to their lead when Francis Walker (St. Eustache, Que.) potted a rebound from a point shot off the stick of Brad Good (Kitchener, Ont.). Testa added the other assist on Carleton's third power play goal of the game.

Walker scored another power play goal from a similar spot halfway through the third to give Carleton a 5-1 lead. Testa and Maclean added assists.

The Patriotes scored a shorthanded goal two minutes later but it was no nowhere near enough.

Source: Ravens Athletics

LAURIER 6, WINDSOR 5, SO

WINDSOR, Ont. - The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks defeated the Windsor Lancers in a shootout 6-5 at Windsor Arena.

Forward Luke Girard (Mississauga, Ont.) tied the game at five-a-piece with just 15 seconds left on the clock to send the game to overtime and then a shootout. Team captain Nick Vergeer (West Lorne, Ont.) and Mike Galbraith (Oakville, Ont.) scored to secure the win for the Hawks.

"We struggled early in the game adjusting to the narrow ice at Windsor Area," said head coach Kelly Nobes. "We were pleased with our third period and feel fortunate to get the two points."

The Lancers started the game off right by scoring just two minutes into the game while having the man-advantage. Windsor continued to press the Hawks and scored another marker with just 45 seconds left in the first period.

Laurier was determined to swing the momentum and Colin Williams (Orangeville, Ont.) scored early in the second to tighten up the game. The Lancers continued to strategically trap and capitalized on Golden Hawk turnovers to score two more before the end of the period.

Golden Hawk netminder Mike Thomson (Oro Station, Ont.) started the game and lasted until the halfway mark before being replaced by Jeff MacDougald (Shallow Lake, Ont.). Thomson faced 15 shots and allowed four goals. MacDougald was beaten once after seeing 23 shots.

After the goalie switch the Laurier offence came alive. The men scored four goals to Windsor's one in the third period to tie the game.

Windsor netminder Jim Watt (Edmonton, Alta.) faced 40 shots in 65 minutes of play and saved 34.

Source: Golden Hawks Athletics

OUA SCOREBOARD

October 17, 2008
Carleton 5, UQTR 2
Ottawa 4, Concordia 2
Laurier 6, Windsor 5, SO
Queen's 4, Guelph 3
UOIT 4, Toronto 2
Waterloo 7, Lakehead 5

October 18, 2008
Carleton 4, McGill 1
UQTR 7, Ottawa 1
Toronto 4, York 3
Guelph 5, RMC 1
Lakehead 2, Waterloo 1
Western 4, Laurier 3, OT
Brock 2, Queen's 1, OT

October 19, 2008
Brock 2, RMC 1
Windsor 3, Western 0