OUA M-HOCKEY ROUNDUP: HAWKS UPSET REDMEN IN BATTLE OF NATIONALLY-RANKED TEAMS

WATERLOO, Ont. – The No. 9 nationally-ranked Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (7-3) got the better of No. 4-ranked McGill (7-1) to the tune of 8-4, handing the visitors their first loss of the season.

The purple and gold's Clinton Pettapiece (Christina Lake, B.C.) opened the scoring midway through the first period and Craig Voakes (St. Thomas, Ont.) followed that up less than a minute later to give the home team a 2-0 advantage.

Hawk captain Jean-Michel Rizk (Dunham, Que.) put Laurier ahead by three with a goal just 15 seconds into the second period and Chad Kennedy (Mississauga, Ont.) scored a shorthanded marker at 1:54 to really set the visitors on their heels.

The Redmen fought back, however, with goals from Marc-Andre Daneau (Aston Jonction, Que.) and rookie Jean-Francois Boisvert (Mirabel, Que.). But Mike Gauthier (North Vancouver, B.C.) replied for the Hawks to give the home team a 5-2 lead by the end of the second frame.

WLU added three more goals in the final stanza to put the Hawks ahead 8-2 before the Redmen countered with markers from Marc-Andre Dorion (St. Hubert, Que.) and Boisvert's second of the night with less than three minutes remaining.

QUEEN'S 5, YORK 3

At York, Joey Derochie (Sudbury, Ont.) and Ben Munroe (Kingston, Ont.) scored third period goals to lead the Queen's Gaels (5-4) to a 5-3 win over the Lions (5-5) on Friday night in Toronto.

After the Gaels fell behind 1-0 early in the first, the team quickly responded two minutes later thanks to a power play goal from Derochie (Sudbury, Ont.). Clinton McCullough (Aurora, Ont.) gave the Gaels the lead shortly thereafter with his second goal of the season.

Queen's would carry their momentum over to the second period as Jeffrey Johnstone (Etobicoke, Ont.) scored just 1:18 into the frame.

York managed to find the back of the net twice in the second period.

The trend of early period goals continued in the final frame as Derochie scored his second of the game to put the Gaels in front. Munroe would seal the victory with a shorthanded goal late in the period to give Queen's their fourth win of the year.

WATERLOO 2, CONCORDIA 0

At Waterloo, the No. 7 Warriors (7-4) shutout the Concordia Stingers (1-10) by a 2-0 score on Friday.

Veteran Shane Hart (Guelph, Ont.) opened the scoring with a power play goal midway through the first period. Assisting on the play were Steve Whitely (Petrolia, Ont.) and Aaron Lewicki (Mississauga, Ont.).

Hart's goal would stand as the game's only tally until the third period when Kyle Schwende (Waterloo, Ont.) found the back of the net, sealing the win for the Warriors.

UOIT 4, RMC 3

At UOIT, Scott Baker's overtime marker lifted the Ridgebacks (4-5) to a 4-3 win over the RMC Paladins (3-5). For UOIT, it was the team's third consecutive conference victory, which marks the Ridgebacks longest winning streak in the program's three-year history.

Brent Varty (Oshawa, Ont.) opened up scoring for UOIT followed up by goals from teammates Derrick Bagshaw (Oshawa, Ont.) and Mike Noyes (Lucan, Ont.).

After a scoreless second period, RMC would tie the up the game up at 3-3 as Matthew Pinder (Calgary) scored his third goal of the night, recording the hat trick.

In overtime, Baker (Mactiar, Ont.) scored the winner 2:52 into the extra frame on a deflection off a Jeff Barletta (Port Stanley, Ont.) point shot to give UOIT the victory.

Baker now has four points in the past two games, and has three goals in his freshman season with the Ridgebacks.

WINDSOR 8, RYERSON 4

At Windsor, the Lancers (3-6), led by rookie defenceman Christian Steingraber's first ever hat trick, defeated the Ryerson Rams (5-6) by an 8-4 score on Friday night at Windsor Arena. 

Windsor got off to a strong start as forward Mark Thorburn (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) scored on a power play at 9:25 of the first period to give the home team the 1-0 lead.

In the second period, the two teams traded a pair of goals as Matt McCready (Kingsville, Ont.) set up Brett Oliphant (Woodslee, Ont.) and Josh Gaynor (Goderich, Ont.) who both found the back of the net.

With a 3-2 lead after two periods, the Lancers exploded for five goals in the third period to break the game wide open.

The scoring outburst was led by rookie defenseman Christian Steingraber who recorded a third period hat trick to lead his team to victory.

The native of Oregon, Ohio recorded his three markers in a five-minute span in the third as Windsor cruised to the 8-4 victory.

Kyle Tront (Thunder Bay, Ont.) and Brett Vandehogen (Chatham, Ont.) would each add a goal in the third period to round out the scoring.

LAKEHEAD 7, TORONTO 6

At Lakehead, Brock McPherson and the No. 10 Thunderwolves power play unit were on fire Friday night as Lakehead (8-3) edged the Toronto Varsity Blues (5-6) by a 7-6 score at the Fort William Gardens.

McPherson (Brampton, Ont.) scored four goals, including three on the man advantage while teammate Scott Dobben (Drayton, Ont.) tallied the Wolves other two power play markers while adding two assists.

Mark Soares (Burnaby, B.C.) scored Lakehead's other goal while Andy Zulyniak (Winnipeg) and Dan Speer (Thunder Bay, Ont.) each had three assists.

Robert Kay (Orono, Ont.) had a hat-trick of his own to lead Toronto while Matt Walters (Winnipeg), Byron Elliott (Burlington, Ont.) and Bryden Teich (Toronto) also scored for the visitors.

WESTERN 5, UQTR 1

At Western, the No. 7 Mustangs key forward line consisting of Aaron Snow (Windsor, Ont.), Keaton Turkiewicz (Brantford, Ont.), and Kevin Baker (Georgetown, Ont.) contributed four of the five Western goals as the Western Mustangs (9-2) defeated the No. 3 UQTR Patriotes (9-1) by a 5-1 score at Thompson Arena.

Snow claimed two goals while Baker, Turkiewicz, and captain Luc Martin (St. Thomas, Ont.) each earned one goal. Etienne Bellavance-Martin (St-Jean Chrysostome, Que.) scored the only Patriotes goal.

BROCK 2, NIPISSING 1

At Brock, the Badgers (6-4) held on in the late minutes against the No. 8 Nipissing Lakers (6-4) to secure the win in a tight, physical affair.

The Lakers notched the first goal of the game on an early rush, as Matt Lahey snapped a quick shot past Mark Yetman (Mt. Pearl, Nfld.) only 3:37 into the first period for the 1-0 lead.

Dan Dooley (Saint John, N.B.) knotted it up at one goal a piece with less than three minutes remaining in the first period, using his excellent work effort to record his second goal of the season. 

Entering the third period tied at 1-1, the Badgers showed determination bombarding the Lakers' goaltender with a barrage of shots early in the period. Josh Schram (Paris, Ont.) deflected the power play point shot past into the Lakers' net to pull ahead by one goal with 7:51 remaining in regulation play.
 
Yetman turned away 33 of 34 shots in the game including some spectacular sprawling pad saves in the final minute of the game, recording his fifth win of the season.

YORK 5, RMC 0

At York, the Lions (5-5-1) faced off against the RMC Paladins (3-5-2) on Saturday at Canlan Ice Sports York Arena. The Lions handily claimed the game with a 5-0 win.

The first goal of the game came late in the period during a power play as Tyler Harrison (Whitby, Ont.) netted his second goal of the season with an assist from Kyle Searle (Newtonville, Ont.).

Returning from the first intermission, the Lions renewed their attack with another four unanswered goals throughout the period. In the opening two minutes of play, the Paladins (3-5-2) gave way to the Lions as Nathaniel Brooks (Richmond Hill, Ont.) found the back of the net.

The third goal of the game came at the 7:20 mark as Harrison set up rookie Jesse Messier (Keswick, Ont.) at the point to fire through a screen and find the top corner of the net. The Lions continued to increase the pressure on the Paladins with a breakaway goal by Brooks.

Three minutes later, Matt Thomson (Kitchener, Ont.) netted the final goal of the game to set the Lions ahead 5-0.

RYERSON 4, WINDSOR 3

At Windsor, the Ryerson Rams (5-6-0) earned a 4-3 shootout victory over the Windsor Lancers (3-6-1) on Saturday afternoon in Windsor.

The Rams controlled the game for the first two periods, out shooting Windsor 31-14 and building a 3-1 lead. The third frame was a different story as the Lancers out shot Ryerson 19-3 and scored twice to send the game into overtime. After a scoreless five minute overtime period, the Rams would prevail in the shootout.

Cory Konecny (Stoney Point, Ont.), Josh McNair (Sudbury, Ont.) and Marcus Booth (Orillia, Ont.) scored for Ryerson, while Alex Sharpe (Mt. Forest, Ont.) was the only player on either team to find the back of the net in the shootout. Goaltender Louie George (Waterloo, Ont.) stopped 34 of 37 shots for the victory.

Brett Oliphant (Woodslee, Ont.) with two and Kyle Tront (Thunder Bay, Ont.) with a single had the goals for Windsor.

GUELPH 6, NIPISSING 2

At Guelph, the Gryphons (4-5) did not disappoint the over 300 fans that showed up at the Gryphon Centre on Saturday, defeating the Nipissing Lakers (6-5) in a whopping 6-2 victory.

Derek Knowles (Vanderhoof, B.C.) and Kris Belan (Florence, Ont.) each netted two for the Gryphons in the victory, while Belan remained an unstoppable force in the physical game as well, dealing out more than his fair share of bone-crushing hits on the Lakers.

Other major contributors for the Gryphons included Ed Gale (Keswick, Ont.) who picked up three assists, Thomas Kiriakou (Richmond Hill, Ont.) and Nathan Martine (Port Colborne, Ont.) who each added a goal, and Tim Priamo (Guelph, Ont.) who chipped in two assists.

WESTERN 10, CONCORDIA 4

At Western, assistant captain Kyle Lamb (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) notched two goals as the Mustangs (9-2) defeated the Concordia Stingers (1-10) 10-4 on Saturday at Thompson Arena.

Remaining Western goals were scored by Yashar Farmanara (West Vancouver, B.C.), Geoff Killing (Embro, Ont.), Jason Furlong (London, Ont.), Kevin Baker (Georgetown, Ont.), Keaton Turkiewicz (Brantford, Ont.), Brock Turner (Brandon, Man.), Patrick Ouellet (Baie-Comeau, Que.), and Aaron Snow (Windsor, Ont.).

Stinger goals were claimed by Marc- Andre Rizk (Montreal), Nicolas Sciangula (Montreal), Renaud Des Alliers (Sorel-Tracy, Que.), and Matthew David (Montreal).

MCGILL 6, WATERLOO 4


At Waterloo, sophomore centre Francis Verreault-Paul (Mashteviatsh, Que.) scored his league-leading fourth game-winner as the visiting McGill Redmen (7-1) skated to a 6-4 victory over the Waterloo Warriors (7-4) at the Columbia Ice Field arena.

McGill led 2-0 after the first period on goals from Marc-Andre Daneau (Aston Jonction, Que.) and Guillaume Doucet (Anjou, Que.). 

After Kyle Sonnenburg (Waterloo, Ont.) replied on a second-period power play for the Warriors, McGill jumped into a commanding 4-1 lead on markers from defenceman Ben Gazdic (Toronto) and forward Andrew Wright (Toronto).

Verreault-Paul connected on the power play at 1:14 of the final frame to give McGill a commanding 5-1 lead.

Waterloo made it interesting, getting two third-period goals from Kyle MacDonald (Inverness, N.S.) and Aaron Lewicki (Mississauga, Ont.) who narrowed the gap to 5-3 but Redmen rearguard Yan Turcotte (Laval, Que.) snuffed out any hope of a comeback at 17:10 of the final stanza with his third goal of the season

QUEEN'S 4, UOIT 3

At UOIT, Joey Derochie (Sudbury, Ont.) scored the game-tying goal with less than a minute to play and then netted the winner in the shootout as the Queen's Gaels (5-4-1) knocked off the UOIT Ridgebacks (4-5-1) by a 4-3 score.

UOIT appeared to have the game in control in the first period as they outshot the Gaels 10-8 and took a 2-0 lead into the dressing room.

Jeffrey Johnstone (Etobicoke, Ont.) gave the Gaels life just 58 seconds into the second period when he netted his second goal of the season.

After a power play goal restored the two goal lead for the Ridgebacks, captain Jonathon Lawrance (Steinbach, Man.) scored to cut the Gaels deficit to one as they headed into the third.

With time winding down, Derochie scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season to earn the Gaels a point by sending the game to overtime.

In the shootout, Derochie opened the scoring as the Gaels first shooter and Mackenzie Ball of Shannonville, Ont., did the rest to earn the Gaels their fifth win of the season.

LAKEHEAD 5, TORONTO 1

At Lakehead, after a close Friday night win, the Thunderwolves (8-3) left little doubt of victory as they knocked off the Toronto Varsity Blues (5-6) by a score of 5-1.

Five players scored for the hosts, including Brock McPherson (Brampton, Ont.) who scored number 13 on the year and blueliner Pierre-Marc Guilbault (St. Julie, Que.) who has seven goals to lead all OUA defensemen. Mark Soares (Burnaby, B.C.), Victor Anilane (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Ryan Baird (Thunder Bay, Ont.) also tallied for Lakehead.

Toronto's lone goal came courtesy of David Mooney (Toronto).

UQTR 5, LAURIER 3

At Wilfrid Laurier, the Golden Hawks (7-3-1) suffered their fourth loss of the season as they fell to the UQTR Patriots (9-1) by a 5-3 score at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.

Three Rivers opened scoring early in the contest as Guillaume Chicoine (Dubreuilville, Ont.) netted his first of what would be four points for him in the game.

Paul Bradley (Calgary) tied up the game at ones only a couple of minutes later as Laurier was on the power play but it would only last minutes as Olivier Donovan (Gatineau, Que.) scored a go-ahead marker later in the first. The Golden Hawks would not be able to recover, as they would go down by two more before a pair of goals was exchanged.

Jean-Michel Rizk (Dunham, Que.) scored Laurier's second goal of the night while Bradley netted his second and the team's third again while on the power play.

OTTAWA 2, BROCK 1

At Brock, the bus ride back to Ottawa from St. Catharines was made a lot more enjoyable as the Ottawa Gee-Gees (4-6-1) held on to defeat the host Badgers (6-5) by a 2-1 score on Saturday night.

Corey Thibaudeau (Ottawa) and Paul Forster (North Vancouver, B.C.) provided the offence for the Gee-Gees while goaltender Riley Whitlock (Calgary) stopped 30 of 31 shots.

Brock's Derek Brochu (Welland, Ont.) netted the lone goal for his squad.

Source: OUA Communications with files from McGill Redmen, Queen's Gaels, UOIT Ridgebacks, Windsor Lancers, Lakehead Thunderwolves, Western Mustangs, Brock Badgers, York Lions, Ryerson Rams, Guelph Gryphons, Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, Ottawa Gee-Gees
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