OUA M-HOCKEY ROUNDUP: GOLDEN HAWKS ROUT LIONS

WATERLOO, Ont. - The No. 5 nationally-ranked Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (13-2-1) handed the visiting York Lions (8-8-2) a 11-2 loss in front of 109 fans at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.

York's Scott Restoule (Sudbury, Ont.) opened the scoring for the visiting team just two minutes into the game. The Lions speed and energy gave the team an advantage in the early parts of the period. Laurier would respond with a goal of their own from Jordan Bonneville (St. Agatha, Ont.) at 5:37. The match started to open up and the Golden Hawks began to make some open ice hits on the Lions. Colin Williams (Orangeville, Ont.) sniped the corner of the net for the Golden Hawks second marker of the frame at the 13-minute mark. The period ended with the purple and gold holding an advantage on the scoreboard, but the visiting team held the lead in the shot count 15-10.

Laurier continued to carry their momentum into the second period and scored two goals from Jeff Borrows (London, Ont.) and newly-minted Hawk David Jarram (Kitchener, Ont.). York would put one more up on the board from Cassidy Preston (North Bay, Ont.), but then the Hawks would dominate the scoring for the remainder of the match. Luke Girard (Mississauga, Ont.) scored his 14th of the season with the man-advantage to make the score 5-2 for the Hawks and Borrows potted his second of the period to extend the home teams lead to 6-2.

The final frame saw the Golden Hawks keep the Lions penned into their own zone for much of the period. Tyler Townsend (Tavistock, Ont.) scored just 1:30 into the period to keep the home teams scoring going. Team Captain Nick Vergeer (West Lorne, Ont.) scored followed by Jarram who potted his second of the game. Jean-Michel Rizk (Dunham, Que.) scored with about a minute remaining in the game and Clinton Pettapiece (Christina Lake, B.C.) notched his first regular season goal with just 17 seconds left in the game. All told, Laurier scored five goals in the period and seven unanswered.

York netminder David Davenport (Bradford, Ont.) saw 44 shots and made 33 saves for the loss while his counterpart Jeff MacDougald (Shallow Lake, Ont.) saw 41 shots and made 39 saves.

Minor infractions were kept to a minimum during the game with only nine called in total. Several players received 10 minute misconducts for some rough stuff towards the end of the third period.

Laurier will now travel to Toronto to take on the Ryerson Rams on Wed., Jan. 7 at George Bell Arena. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Source: Golden Hawks Athletics

TORONTO 6, OTTAWA 2

TORONTO, Ont. - Third-year defenceman Ed Snetsinger scored a pair of power play goals in the Toronto Varsity Blues' 6-2 home win Saturday over the Ottawa Gee-Gees in men's hockey.

Ottawa, missing three regulars including fourth-year centre Dan McDonald (hand), were outshot 35-24 and gave up a three goals, including one power play and one short-handed goal, in the first period.

The Gee-Gees, 0-5 on the power play, fell to 6-5-3 in the OUA Far East in its first post-holiday regular season game.

Ottawa first-year left wing Matt Methot, with his team-leading 11th goal, and second-year defenceman Phil Devault scored in the final six minutes to spoil a second shutout for second-year Toronto goaltender Russ Brownell, who made 22 saves.

Second-year forward Joel Lenius, first-year forward Kyle Ventura, short-handed, first-year forward Robert Kay and fourth-year forward Joe Rand also scored for the Varsity Blues, which improved to 9-6-1.

Ottawa visits Ryerson (3-10-1) Sun., Jan. 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Source: Gee-Gees Athletics

WESTERN 3, BROCK 1

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Western Mustangs won their fifth straight game with a 3-1 win over the Brock Badgers in a rematch of the 2008 OUA West semifinal.

Kevin Baker scored a pair of goals, while Joe McCann added the game-winning goal.

Aaron Snow had two assists.

Source: Mustangs Athletics

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January 3, 2009

Toronto 6, Ottawa 2
Laurier 11, York 2
UOIT 3, Carleton 2
Western 3, Brock 1
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