AROUND OUA: Reimer, Warriors blank Badgers for big home ice win

AROUND OUA: Reimer, Warriors blank Badgers for big home ice win

SCOREBOARD

Brock 0 @ Waterloo 2

Laurier 1 @ Toronto 2

Reimer, Warriors blank Badgers for big home ice win

Taylor Reimer (Morden) turned aside all 22 shots faced while Angela MacDonald (Kitchener) netted two goals as the Warriors blanked the Brock Badgers 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at the CIF.  It was the first shutout for Reimer on home ice and second of her career while MacDonald collected her seventh and eighth goals of the season.

The win improves Waterloo's record to 11-7-1 which has them in a tie for fourth with Queen's, both at 32 points.  Brock fell to 9-9-1 with 25 points as they sit in ninth, four points out of a playoff spot.

After a scoreless opening period,  MacDonald found the games first goal it the second after a beauty feed by Marissa Redmond (Ajax).  Redmond blew past the Badgers defender and slid the puck across to MacDonald who tapped it into the gaping net.

Brock turned the pressure on in the third as they looked for the equalizer but the visitors could not beat Reimer.  MacDonald found the insurance marker at 9:55 of the third as her linemates Siobhan Hewitt-Kenda (North Vancouver) and Amy Barnard (Cambridge) worked a perfect 3-on-2 to put Waterloo up by two.

The Warriors would hang on for the final two minutes to pick up their 11th win of the season.

Badgers keeper Jensen Murphy allowed two goals on 29 shots while Reimer was perfect with her 22 stops.

Waterloo will make the trip up north to face Laurentian and Nipissing next weekend before returning to the CIF for a battle with the league's top team, Guelph on February 12.

Source: Waterloo Warriors

Hot streak continues for Day in win over Laurier

Scoring a goal in her fourth consecutive game, fifth-year forward Taylor Day delivered the game-winner as the University of Toronto Varsity Blues women's hockey team dropped the Laurier Golden Hawks 2-1 on the road Sunday evening (Jan. 29).

The Varsity Blues improve to 12-1-6-0 (W-OTW-L-OTL) on the season and sit alone in third place.

With the goal tonight, Day moved one step closer to another milestone after becoming just the 10th player in program history to record 50 career regular season goals last weekend. Day now sits just three points shy of 100 career regular season points. If she were to reach the century mark, Day would be just the eighth player in program history to do so.

Opening the scoring on the night was third-year forward Katherine Gale who took advantage of a rebound from Laurier goaltender Amanda Smith to put the Blues ahead 1-0 after one period of play.

In the second the Golden Hawks evened the score courtesy forward Julia Talman.

U of T would increase the pressure from there, looking to break the deadlock as they outshot Laurier 43-21 on the night and Day would end the stalemate, banging home another big rebound from Smith late in the third period to secure the victory.

Second-year Blues goaltender Valencia Yordanov stood tall in her second straight start, making 20 saves on the night for the win.

The Varsity Blues now get set to challenge the No. 2 nationally ranked Guelph Gryphons next Thursday, February 2 on the road. Toronto is one of only three teams to have defeated the OUA top seed this season taking down the Gryphons 1-0 on October 22 at Varsity Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. with the game being streamed live on OUA.tv.

Source: Toronto Varsity Blues