The reigning OUA champion Golden Hawks had their first hiccup of the season a few weeks back with a loss to the York Lions and this past weekend, it was another GTA-based team that took two points from the title holders. Standout goaltender Stephanie Lockert made 24 saves for the shutout as the Toronto Varsity Blues manufactured a gritty 1-0 win over Laurier at Varsity Arena Sunday. Fourth-year Peterborough, Ont. native Janine Davies gave the Blues all the offence they would need when she tallied in the second period for the game's only goal, beating Hawks netminder Morgan Wielgosz. Lockert was sharp, earning her seventh win and fourth shutout on the year. The fourth-year native of Thunder Bay has a sparkling .938 save percentage through 11 appearances. Toronto improved to 7-3-1-0 on the year with the win, good enough for fourth in the OUA.

The second-place Guelph Gryphons looked strong in their only action of the week, riding a three-goal outburst in the third period to upend the Brock Badgers 5-3 in St. Catharines Saturday. Elaine Dumas scored twice for the Gryphs, while Patricia Rose Harris chipped in a goal and two assists as Guelph tallied 40 shots in the game, including 20 in a frenetic second period. Aleisha Lusk made 25 saves to get the win in net. CIS player of the year Kate Allgood had a goal and two assists, while teammate Kelly Walker had three helpers for the hosts.

The York Lions won for the fourth time this season as they beat the tough Queen's Golden Gaels 3-2 Saturday in the first of a two-game series in Kingston. Kaylee Black had a goal and an assist for the Lions, while Autumn Mills and Michelle Daniels each added goals. Fifth-year veteran Melanie Quinn made 30 saves to preserve her fourth win of the year. The Gaels bounced back in the rematch as six different players found the back of the net in a decisive 6-1 win. Cassandra Sparks had a goal and an assist and Michelle Clark-Crumpton racked up three helpers in Queen's seventh win of the season. Katherine Boyd made 25 saves for the victory. Michelle Guy had York's only goal.

The Waterloo Warriors took three of four point available as they posted a win and a draw in a back-to-back games with the Western Mustangs and Windsor Lancers this weekend. Randie Wilson, Sarah Bryson and Nadine Vandenheuvel all scored for the Warriors in their 3-2 win over Western Saturday. Alexis Huber made 24 saves for the victory. Bianca Emanuelle and Trisha Quirt scored third-period goals for the Mustangs but it wasn't enough to rally the team. Waterloo then drew 1-1 with the Lancers the following day. Windsor's Darris Ford and Waterloo's Michelle Curtis each scored third-period goals.

In Friday's only game, Lauren Barch scored a goal and added an assist, while veterans Andrea Ironside and Fiona Aiston also tallied in Laurier's 3-0 win over Windsor. Rookie Liz Knox earned the first shutout of her OUA career, stopping all 13 shots she faced for her fifth win of the season. Laurier's 20 points lead the league, with Guelph two behind and Queen's four behind. Toronto sits in fourth place with 15 points, followed by York with nine.
January 15, 2007 WINDSOR UPSETS NO.6 QUEEN'S