OUA M-HOCKEY ROUNDUP: GAELS UPSET PATRIOTES IN OT

KINGSTON, Ont. - The Queen's Gaels shocked the No. 2 nationally ranked UQTR Patriotes on Friday securing a 2-1 overtime victory in men's hockey action at the Kingston Memorial Centre.

Queen's joins the Carleton Ravens as one of the only two teams to have defeated UQTR this season.

Brady Morrison (Thamesville, Ont.) was the star of the game turning away 48 shots including a game saving stop in the second period which saw the second-year goalie sprawl across the crease to keep the score deadlocked at one.

"We played a full 60 minutes tonight," said Morrison. "This game reminds us that we can play with the top teams in the country."

Brock Ouellet (Lindsay, Ont.) opened the scoring for the Gaels in the first as he would take a feed from defencemen Ben Munroe (Kingston, Ont.). UQTR would tie the game late in the first with Jonathan Boutin (La Pocatiere, Que.) netting UQTR's only goal.

A scoreless second and third period drew the overtime frame with Morrison turning away all four of UQTR's shots. Jared Thomson (Hamilton, Ont.) capitalized at 2:39 of the overtime period firing the game winner from the slot on the Gaels' second shot of overtime.

Queen's would successfully hold the nation's leading power play unit all night, killing all six of the Patriotes chances.

With the win the Gaels snapped a three-game losing streak that dated back to a 3-0 loss against McGill on Nov. 15. One of those losses also came at the hands of UQTR just last week.

Source: Gaels Athletics

Photo Credit: Michael Parkinson

NO. 6 LAURIER 7, YORK 3

TORONTO, Ont. - Seven different Laurier Golden Hawks scored as the No. 6 nationally-ranked Wilfrid Laurier men's hockey team defeated the York Lions 7-3 at the Ice Gardens.

The first period favoured the home team as York's Jesse Greenspan (Toronto, Ont.) caught fire and scored two goals in the first period. The first was just four minutes into the match and the second was at the 15 minute mark. Laurier answered one minute after the second goal as Jean-Michel Rizk (Dunham, Que.) scored his 12th of the season. The visitors would go into the intermission down a goal even though they out shot the home team 14-12.

Laurier would catch fire in the second frame, scoring five goals in the period. The first would come from Colin Williams (Orangeville, Ont.) just two minutes into the period. Luke Dubbin (Midland, Ont.) would score a minute and a half later as the Golden Hawks fed off each others success. Team captain Nick Vergeer (West Lorne, Ont.) scored his fifth of the season at the eight-minute mark and Craig Voakes (St. Thomas, Ont.) would score Laurier's fifth goal with the man-advantage.

The Maccarone brothers would contribute on the sixth goal just 30 seconds after Voakes marker, with Matt Maccarone (Whitby, Ont.) scoring and Adam Maccarone (Whitby, Ont.) assisting, with the other assist going to Jeff Borrows (London, Ont.). The Golden Hawks dominated the play and the shot count, out shooting the Lions 27-16 in the period.

York's Greenspan completed the hat-trick, scoring with the man-advantage just 45 seconds into the final frame. Rizk drew a slashing infraction in the last few seconds of the second and was in the box when the goal was scored. Adam Maccarone scored at the nine minute mark to give the Golden Hawks back their four goal cushion. Maccarone beat Lion goalie David Davenport (Bradford, Ont.) as starting netminder Carlo Di Renzo (Woodbridge, Ont.) was replaced at the beginning of the third.

The Golden Hawks netminder Jeff MacDougald faced 40 shots and made 37 saves. His counterparts saw 51 and stopped 44.

Source: Golden Hawks Athletics

NO. 8 LAKEHEAD 6, GUELPH 4

THUNDER BAY, Ont. - The No. 8 Lakehead Thunderwolves men's hockey team battled to a hard-fought 6-4 win over the visiting Guelph Gryphons Friday night at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The Wolves built a 3-0 lead halfway through the second period but the Gryphons fought back to tie the game. Lakehead scored late in the period to head into the intermission with a 4-3 lead but Guelph scored quickly in the third to tie the game again. However, Lakehead scored two more to put the game away.

Lakehead was led offensively by Brock McPherson with a goal and two assists and Kris Hogg with a goal and an assist. Lakehead's also got goals from Andy Zulyniak and Kalvin Sagert while captain Andrew Brown and freshman Adam Sergerie picked up their first goals of the regular season. Dan Speer also had a good night with three assists.

Zach Lillie led the Gryphons with a goal and two assists while single markers came from Thomas LaPlante, Derek Knowles and David Volpe.

Lakehead sophomore goalie Kyle Moir (7-2-2) picked up his third consecutive win while Adam Arklie (2-6) took the loss for Guelph. Lakehead outshot Guelph 37-27 in the game. The Wolves were deadly on special teams Friday, going 4-for-8 on the power play and also notching one shorthanded goal. The Wolves penalty kill was also very strong, only allowing one Guelph goal on 10 power play opportunities.

Source: Thunderwolves Athletics

BROCK 3, WINDSOR 1

WINDSOR, Ont. - The Brock Badgers men's hockey team moved back into first place in the OUA Mid-West Division as they defeated the Windsor Lancers by the score 3-1 Friday night on the road.

Leading the Badgers offence was junior Nathan Hooper (Hamilton, Ont.) who recorded his team leading seventh and eighth goals of the season. He now has six goals in his past five games.

Freshman Adam Schwark (Saskatoon, Sask.) contributed with his fifth goal of the season adding the game-winner midway through the second period. Senior Brennen Giroux (Charlie Lake, B.C.) added two assists with sophomores Gary Friesen (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.) and Steve Mullin (Guelph, Ont.) chipped in with single helpers in the victory.

In goal, freshman Kurt Jory (Brandon, Man.) turned aside 34 shots for the victory.

Source: Badgers Athletics

OUA SCOREBOARD

November 27, 2008
Laurier 7, York 3
Western 9, UOIT 4

November 28, 2008
Brock 3, Windsor 1
Lakehead 6, Guelph 4
Queen's 2, UQTR 1, OT
RMC 7, Concordia 6, SO
Carleton 7, Ryerson 3
McGill 5, Toronto 4, SO
Waterloo 5, UOIT 3
Western 5, York 4, SO