OUA M-HOCKEY ROUNDUP: PALADINS SINK RAMS

KINGSTON, Ont. - The Ryerson Rams men's hockey team lost its fourth straight conference game on Friday, falling 6-3 to the host RMC Paladins in Kingston.

The Rams did not get off to a great start as Kirk Sullivan (Calvert, Nfld.) scored just 26 seconds into the game to give RMC a 1-0 lead. However, the Rams would respond with the man advantage six minutes later when Josh McNair (Sudbury, Ont.) netted his first of the season at 6:02. Ryerson went up 2-1 just 30 seconds later on Donivan Munro's (Toronto, Ont.) first career OUA goal. Justin Lacey (Sudbury, Ont.) would tie the contest for the Paladins before the end of the opening frame.

The teams traded power play goals in the middle period as Lacey and McNair each tallied their second of the night.

RMC would take control in the third, scoring three unanswered goals - two on the power play and one into an empty net. Lacey had both power play goals in the third, giving him four goals on the night.

Ryerson goaltender Paul Gibson (St. Thomas, Ont.) made 40 saves in a losing effort, while Adam Briggs (Wallace, N.S.) stopped 35 shots for the victory.

Source: Rams Athletics

CARLETON 5, QUEEN'S 2

KINGSTON, Ont. - The Carleton Ravens men's hockey team defeated Queen's Gaels, 5-2, at the Kingston Memorial Centre, in Kingston, Ontario.

The Ravens opened the scoring eight minutes in as Tony Manitta (Manotick, Ont.) found the back of the Gaels' net with assists to Andrew Gibbons (Oshawa, Ont.) and Jared Cipparone (Tecumseh, Ont.). Carleton led by one goal after the first period.

The second period's lone goal came with 90 seconds remaining as Carleton's Robert Smith (Stittsville, Ont.) scored his first goal of the season on the power play doubling Carleton's lead at the second intermission.

The Gaels' Scott Kenway scored Queen's first goal of the third period, one minute in to bring the home team within one goal, but Michael Testa (Ottawa, Ont.) scored his third goal of the season to restore Carleton's two-goal advantage and Brad Good (Kitchener, Ont.) notched his first of the season to put the game out of reach.

Both teams would trade one goal each before the final whistle blew.

Rookie Alex Archibald (Ottawa, Ont.) earned his fifth OUA victory of the young season stopping 27 of the 29 Queen's shots on goal. The Ravens out shot Queen's 41 to 29 for the game.

Source: Ravens Athletics

WATERLOO 3, WINDSOR 1

WINDSOR, Ont. - The Windsor Lancers men's hockey team lost their first game in regulation at home this season as they fell to the Waterloo Warriors by a score of 3-1 Friday night at Windsor Arena.

In the opening period, Windsor came out playing the style of hockey which has made them so successful in the early season.

The Lancers hit the Warriors every opportunity that they got and used their speed to generate offensive chances. Windsor was rewarded with the game's opening goal just eight minutes in when Tyson Camerson (Antigonish, N.S.) ripped a shot past Waterloo goalie Aaron Barton for his first as a Lancer.

The Lancers carried the 1-0 lead to the second where they continued to keep up the pressure. Coach Hamlin's squad nearly took a two-goal lead on a power play midway through the frame, but the point shot from Kyle Lang (Tilbury, Ont.) rang off the post.

Waterloo would slowly turn the game in their favour and tied the score late in the second period on a goal from David Edgeworth.

Playing 4-on-4 midway through the third period, the Warriors would take a lead as Kyle Schwende broke in on Jim Watt (Edmonton, Alta.) and beat the Lancer goalie to give Waterloo a 2-1 lead.

Watt would be pulled late in the game in favour of an extra attacker, but Jordan Brenner hit the empty net to seal the victory for Waterloo.

Watt was solid in goal again for the Lancers as he record 34 saves on the night.

Source: Lancers Athletics

QUEEN'S 4, TORONTO 1

KINGSTON, Ont. - Brady Morrison (Thamesville, Ont.) had his shutout bid snapped in the third period, but still led the Queen's Gaels to a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Varsity Blues.

Morrison stopped all but one of the 38 shots he faced, at times making acrobatic saves.

The Gaels got on the board early and often, with two goals in the first five minutes, coming from Billy Burke (Aurora, Ont.) and David Chubb (St. George, Nfld.) Chubb later added an assist on a goal by captain Jonathan Lawrance (Steinbach, Man.).

The bright spot for the Varsity Blues was Kyle Venture (Scarborough, Ont.) who picked up a third period goal.

Queen's added a late empty net goal from Scott Kenway (Calgary, Alta.) to secure the Gaels third victory of the season, bringing their record to 3-3-1.

Source: Gaels Athletics

LAKEHEAD 6, LAURIER 1

THUNDER BAY, Ont. - The Lakehead Thunderwolves men's hockey team gave notice that they may have found their scoring touch as they rode an explosive four-goal second period to defeat the No. 6 Laurier Golden Hawks by a 6-1 margin Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens.

Unlike Friday's 3-2 OT shootout loss to the Hawks where Lakehead totally dominated play but couldn't pull the trigger; the Wolves showed signs that their talented line-up may be starting to gel. The Wolves scored a number of pretty goals and also simplified their attack by firing the puck often at the Laurier net and creating traffic in front of the goal.

Lakehead was led by Kris Hogg, Brock McPherson, Scott Dobben and Mark Soares with a goal and an assist each. Single goals came from Devin Welsh and Dan Speer. Mark Voakes scored Laurier's goal.

Lakehead netminder Chris Whitley played an excellent game; turning aside 37 Laurier shots. Whitley also picked up an assist in the game. Laurier Jeff MacDougald, who played a great game Friday, was unable to stop the quick flowing Lakehead attack. Final shots on goal were 39-38 Lakehead.

Laurier was 1-7 on the power play while Lakehead was 1-6.

Lakehead's defence played a very solid game on the night and Ryan Baird and Mitch Maunu played strong matches. Baird did a couple nice long offensive rushes and Andy Zulyniak also put in some good minutes.

Lakehead's fourth forward line of Richard Molenaar, Matt Maisonneuve and Welsh played a very high energy game and were a constant thorn in Laurier's side with their constant fore-check pressure. Welsh played perhaps his best game in a Lakehead uniform and Molenaar was the defensive star of the night for the Wolves and his PK work was excellent.

Source: Thunderwolves Athletics

BROCK 7, UOIT 0

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The Brock Badgers men's hockey team played the University of Ontario Institute of Technology on Saturday night. Defence has been the focus of the Badgers so far this season with three of five games decided by one goal. On Saturday, Brock's offence exploded with four players getting two or more points.

Brock's power play has been struggling so far this season only producing one goal in their first five games of play. The Badgers power play was ready, the first strike came from former Bonneyville Pontiac (SJHL) forward Adam Schwark (Saskatoon, Sask.) who deflected a point shot top corner. The second power play goal came from Ryan Allen (Fort McMurray, Alta.) and captain Mike MacIntyre (Sioux Lookout, Ont.) finished off a beautiful pass from Nathan Hooper (Ancaster, Ont.) to notch the third power play marker. The Badgers went to the dressing room with a 3-0 lead.

The only even strength goal of the match came in the second period from Derek Brochu (Welland, Ont.), formerly of the Guelph Storm (OHL), who was able to score thanks to a great screen by Brennan Giroux (Charlie Lake, B.C.). Allen scored his second of the game short-handed as he capitalized on a breakaway, extending Brock's lead to 5-0.

Although Ontario Tech was unable to score, it wasn't for a lack of opportunity. Kurt Jory (Brandon, Man.) was forced to make 26 saves for his second shutout of the season. In the final stanza, former Vernon Vipers (BCHL) defenceman Isaac Smeltzer (Estevan, Sask.) and MacIntyre added power play goals giving Brock the 7-0 victory.

Source: Badgers Athletics

OUA SCOREBOARD

October 24, 2008

Concordia 3, Ottawa 1
Waterloo 3, Windsor 1
Carleton 5, Queen's 2
Laurier 3, Lakehead 2, SO
RMC 6, Ryerson 3
UOIT 3, York 2

October 25, 2008
RMC 4, Carleton 3
Guelph 5, York 4, OT
Lakehead 6, Laurier 1
Queen's 4, Toronto 1
Brock 7, UOIT 0

October 26, 2008
Ottawa 6, Concordia 5