WESTERN SECURES FOUR CRUCIAL POINTS, AS PLAYOFF POSITIONING IS TIGHT

Western 5, Queen’s 3
The Western Mustangs (8-9-1-1) made some progress in the OUA standings this week, defeating the No.6 Queen’s Golden Gaels (12-5-1-2) and the Windsor Lancers (5-10-5-0) to secure four crucial points and the fifth overall spot in the league. Friday night Western goaltender Danielle LeBer (London, Ontario) was the star of the game as she turned aside 49 of 52 Queen’s shots on net, to lead the Mustangs in the upset. In a penalty filled affaire which saw the Western team take 18 minor penalties LeBer stood tall until teammate Bianca Emanuele (Mississauga, Ontario) netted the winner late in the second period. Queen’s was led by veteran forward Michelle Clark-Crumpton (Thornhill, Ontario) who had two goals on the night. With the pair of weekend wins, Western now sits just two points back of Guelph in fourth place with two games in hand. Western will be looking to clinch forth spot in the coming weeks and the all important home ice advantage quarterfinal match up.

Windsor 1, Toronto 1 OT
The Windsor Lancers (5-10-5-0) yet again stole a point away from a nationally ranked team, this time coming from No. 7 Toronto Varsity Blues (10-5-3-1). It was a battle of the goaltenders as Lancer goalie Jamie Tessier (Copper Cliff, Ontario) turned aside 32 of Toronto’s 33 shots, while Varsity Blues goaltender Stephanie Lockert (Thunder Bay, Ontario) turned aside 23 of 24 Lancer shots. Lancer forward Megan Casey (Windsor, Ontario) gave Windsor the early lead scoring her seventh goal of the season. The lead held up until late in the third when Toronto’s verteran forward Laura Foster (Burlington, Ontario) tied it up for her team. With the tie the Lancers moved closer to that final play off spot, but with a pivotal loss to Western on Sunday, fall away from the pack for that final playoff position.

Other Scores

February 3, 2007
Laurier 3, York 1
Guelph 3, Waterloo 3

February 4, 2007
York 1, Guelph 0
Toronto 1, Queen’s 3
Windsor 1, Western 3
Brock 0, Laurier 3

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