Monday, 11 January 2016

The Rundown - Week 15

Thought I forgot, didn't you? With Track Suit Night being the big story in my local hockey scene, I bumped The Rundown to Monday. No big deal, though, since no games are being played today in the CIS. Everyone was back on the ice in all four conferences this past weekend, so let's not waste anytime and run down the scores and stories from the CIS this week!

Canada West Results

LETHBRIDGE at SASKATCHEWAN: Saskatchewan opened the scoring on the power-play midway through the first period. Lauren Zary deflected a Leah Bolken past Lethbridge's Alicia Anderson, and the Huskies were out in front 1-0. The Huskies would make it a 2-0 game when Julia Flinton's shot squeaked through Anderson's pads and was sitting behind the netminder. Kori Herner won the race to the puck and pushed it across the line to double Saskatchewan's lead. Lethbridge would get one back before the end of the period on their own power-play, though, when Brett Campbell gloved down a deflected shot to her stick, turned, and fired the puck past Cassidy Hendricks to make it 2-1.

The second period saw the Saskatchewan power-play strike again as Marley Ervine converted a Zary pass into a goal at 12:25. There would be nearly 25 minutes without a goal before Lethbridge made it a one-goal game when Lauren Fredrich banged home a rebound on the power-play at 17:54 of the third period. Saskatchewan would ice it with an empty-net goal off the stick of Kaitlin Willoughby with 24 seconds to play for the 4-2 victory. Hendricks stopped 24 of 26 shots in the win while Anderson took the loss.

LETHBRIDGE at SASKATCHEWAN: Saturday's game saw Lethbridge get off on the right foot as Jocelyn Sabourin pinched in from the point, took the pass, and went shelf with the puck past Jerrica Waltz at 7:02 for the 1-0 lead. Kaitlin Willoughby would even the score at 17:25 when she stepped off the half-boards into the slot and unleashed a wrist shot that Jessica Lohues couldn't corral for the 1-1 tie.

The best power-play in the nation would strike again in the second period. Saskatchewan's Rachel Johnson found the pinballing puck, and she buried it past Lohues with the man-advantage at 5:16 for the 2-1 Huskies lead. A turnover late in the period tied things up as Kirsten Reeves stole the puck behind the Saskatchewan net and centered it to Tricia Van Vaerenbergh who fired it past Waltz at 16:42.

The final period would see Waltz on the bench and Cassidy Hendricks in the blue paint for the Huskies. Would it pay off? The Huskies went up 3-2 on the power-play when Lauren Zary redirected Marley Ervine's pass past Lohues at 8:33. 30 seconds later, it would be 4-2 for the Huskies when Kori Herner slammed home a rebound past Lohues. Lethbridge's Chelsea Kasprick banged in a feed from Brett Campbell at the backdoor while on the power-play at 15:58, but Saskatchewan would escape this game with the 4-3 victory. Hendricks picks up the win despite playing just one period and making six of seven stops while Jessica Lohues would suffer the loss.

REGINA at CALGARY: 1:33 into this game, Regina's Tessa Wilson beat Sarah Murray low on the blocker side for the early 1-0 Cougars lead. They would take a 2-0 lead into the intermission when Kylie Gavelin knocked home the rebound off Stephanie Sawchuk's shot at 17:15.

If the first period was all Regina, the second period was all Calgary. Kelsie Lang's point shot on the power-play at 9:51 beat Toni Ross to make it a 2-1 game. Much like the shot that beat Murray in the first period, Iya Gavrilova fired her own shot low on the blocker side that beat Ross at 17:59, and we had a 2-2 game going into the third period.

Kate Lumley gave Calgary its first lead of the night when she poked home a rebound on the power-play at 10:22, but Stephanie Sawchuk tied the once again when her low point shot beat a heavily-screened Murray at 14:59. It was a power-play that would decided this game, though, as Jaycee Magwood was allowed to walk out of the corner and her shot beat Murray with 3:16 to play. That would be all the scoring as Regina wins by a 4-3 count. Ross stopped 27 of 30 shots in the win while Murray took the loss in this game.

REGINA at CALGARY: Three goals were all credited to one team on Saturday. Iya Gavrilova scored 1:10 into the second period before Cheyann Newman added a second goal at 13:37. Gavrilova would add a shorthanded goal at 17:57 of the third period as Hayley Dowling picke dup the 35-save shutout in the 3-0 Calgary win. Jane Kish took the loss for Regina in this game.

MOUNT ROYAL at UBC: There weren't many goals scored in this one. Mount Royal's Janessa Jenkins beat Danielle Dube high on the glove side to open the scoring at 10:44 of the second period. Gabrielle Seper would add an empty-net goal with 51 seconds to play, and the Mount Royal Cougars shut out the UBC Thunderbirds by a 2-0 score. Jess Ross made all 17 saves in the shutout win while Dube took the loss for UBC.

MOUNT ROYAL at UBC: Unhappy with their performance on Friday night, the Thunderbirds brought a storm of goals to this game. Mount Royal's Megan Carver deflected a Carley Bertram pass at 4:25 for the opening goal. UBC then struck three times before the first period was out. Rebecca Unrau scored at 5:55, Haneet Parhar added a goal at 10:27, and Logan Boyd struck again at 13:09 to put UBC up 3-1.

Haneet Parhar would add her second goal of the game when she beat Emma Pincott at 5:29 of the second period to make it 4-1. Kennedy Bozek would get one back at 5:20 of the third period for the Cougars, but the Thunderbirds would continue to drive nails into the coffin with two more goals before time had expired. Logan Boyd scored her second of the game at 5:58, and Laura Trachsel put UBC up 6-2 at 11:31. That's how this game would finish as UBC takes it by a 6-2 score. Dube picks up the win in stopping 14 of 16 shots while Emma Pincott allowed all six goals in the loss.

MANITOBA at ALBERTA: The battle for first-place happened in Edmonton this weekend as the top two teams in Canada West met with identical records. The only problem? Only one team's offence showed up. Alison Campbell opened the scoring for the Pandas just 18 seconds into this game, and it would be the only goal scored for the next 59:20 of game play. Campbell would add a second goal with 22 seconds to play into an empty net as Alberta take Round One of this battle by a 2-0 score. Lindsey Post stopped all 14 shots she faced for the shutout while Rachel Dyck allowed just the one goal on 16 shots in the loss.

MANITOBA at ALBERTA: Like the evening before, only one team's offence showed up. Unfortunately for Manitoba, it wasn't theirs. Megan Eady scored in the first period at 13:13, Cayle Dillon added a power-play goal at 3:35 of the third period, and Sasha Lutz iced it with 1:44 to play as she scored on the empty net for the 3-0 Alberta win. Lindsey Post picked up her second-straight shutout by turning away all 23 Manitoba shots while Rachel Dyck allowed two goals on 20 shots in the loss.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
34 45 24
32 44 40
British Columbia
30 41 34
vs ALB
28 47 44
28 33 28
Mount Royal
26 35 33
vs MAN
23 33 45
vs REG
15 34 64
vs SAS

Ontario Results

TORONTO at NIPISSING: Jessica Robichaud opened the scoring for Toronto in this one. She found some room past Jacqueline Rochefort at 5:24 of the opening period for the 1-0 lead. That score would hold through two periods until the game changed.

Katelyn McManus tied the game for the Lakers when she beat Valencia Yordanov at 3:28 of the third period. Carly Marchment put Nipissing up 2-1 at 10:23 with her goal, and the Lakers would close out the game with an empty-net goal by Kayla Carter with 59 seconds to play. The Lakers downed the Varsity Blues by a 3-1 score. Rochefort stopped 17 of 18 shots while Yordanov would take the loss.

BROCK at LAURIER: Laurier would open the scoring on the power-play when Haley Baxter ripped a shot past Jensen Murphy at 13:34 of the first period. Brock would rally back when Erin McColm beat Lauren Webber at 17:44 and we'd head into the intermission tied at 1-1. And into the second intermission tied 1-1. The third period saw Laurier jump ahead at 3:29 when Madison MacCulloch snapped a shot past Murphy for the 2-1 lead. That score would hold through to the end of regulation in a tight-checking contest as Laurier takes this game. Webber stopped 19 of 20 shots for the win while Murphy took the loss.

BROCK at LAURIER: One goal. Four periods. One winner. Averi Nooren scored 4:42 into overtime to give Guelph the 1-0 victory! Stephanie Nehring stopped all 22 shots she faced for the shutout victory while Megan Lee stopped 22 shots as well, but the 23rd shot was the one that counted.

TORONTO at LAURENTIAN: Lots of goals, and we'll start in the second period. Laurentian's Emily Veerman beat Valencia Yordanov at 2:56, and Samantha Morell made it 2-0 1:54 later. Toronto woke up at that point as Sonja Weidenfelder scored at 5:46 and Taylor Day beat Laura Deller at 9:53 as the game was knotted up at 2-2. Taylor Weber, though, would have none of that as she scored at 11:59 to put Laurentian up 3-2.

The goal scoring would slow, but Jessica Staats would add one more for Laurentian into the empty net as the Voyageurs skated to the 4-2 victory. Deller stopped 24 shots for the win while Yordanov would drop her second-straight game.

RYERSON at NIPISSING: Lots of goals that came mainly for one team. Sam Strassburger scored shorthanded at 8:25, Janica Vossos added another at 14:17, and Kayla Carter beat Ally Sarna 29 seconds later to put Nipissing up 3-0 after one period. Kaitlyn McManus would end Sarna's night at 9:04 of the second period as Alex Armstrong came on in relief, but Brooklyn Irwin would add another shorthanded goal at 13:56 to put the Lakers up 5-0.

Kayla Carter would add her second of the game at 12:20, but Ryerson's Emma Rutherford spoiled the shutout with her snipe past Jacqueline Rochefort at 13:33. The final in this one would be a 6-1 score as Rochefort stopped 22 of 23 shots in the win. Sarna took the loss after allowing four goals on 13 shots. Armstrong stopped eight of ten shots in relief.

UOIT at WINDSOR: It was all Windsor early on. Natalie Barrette beat Tori Campbell just 1:49 in on the power-play to put the Lancers up 1-0. Krysten Lawrence added another goal just 30 seconds later, and Erinn Noseworthymade it 3-0 at 9:07. While the Lancers flirted with a blowout, UOIT's Nicole Gorda scored on the power-play at 11:14 on a shot that Ingrid Sandven couldn't corral. It would be 3-1 after 20 minutes of play.

Windsor refocused during the intermission and came out in the second period looking to put this one away. Shawna Lesperance scored 24 seconds into the middle frame on the power-play, and Davis Smith added another 1:20 after Lesperance had made it 4-1. UOIT would get a pair of goals back in the third period from Kassidy Nauboris and Teresa Horner, but Windsor would take this game by a 5-3 score. Sandven stopped 28 shots in the win while Campbell took the loss. As a note, UOIT played Cassie Charette for the final period, and she stopped all 14 shots she faced.

RYERSON at LAURENTIAN: Laurentian dented the twine early as Julie Hebert beat Alex Armstrong just 1:48 in to give the Voyageurs the 1-0 lead. Ryerson would tie things up at the 9:07 mark when Stephanie Chiste beat Laura Deller on the power-play. Ryerson would jump ahead just 51 seconds into the second period when Emma Rutherford scored a power-play marker of her own for the 2-1 lead. Both teams would press through the final two periods, but it was Ryerson's Chiste who scored once more as the Rams skated to the 3-1 win! Armstrong stopped 41 of 42 shots she faced in the win while Deller was dealt the loss in this game.

LAURIER at GUELPH: One team. Three goals. One shutout. Kelly Gribbons and Sophie Contant scored in the second period, and Calire Merrick added the third goal 1:13 into the third period as the Guelph Gryphons downed the Laurier Golden Hawks by a 3-0 score. Valerie Lamenta stopped all 20 shots she faced in posting the shutout win while Lauren Webber surrendered three goals on 16 shots in the loss.

BROCK at WATERLOO: Brock doesn't score much as they totaled two goals all weekend. One of those goals, though, was enough for a win. Laura Neu scored shorthanded at the 9:11 mark of the second period as Brock rode that 1-0 score to a victory! Jensen Murphy was perfect on 27 shots for the shutout win while Stephanie Sluys took the loss in stopping 29 of 30 shots she faced.

UOIT at WESTERN: Like the Laurier-Guelph game, one team. Three goals. One shutout. Stacey Scott scored on a power-play at 12:59 of the first period, and Brittany Clapham added a goal at 9:09 of the second period and at 11:19 of the third period as the Western Mustangs downed the UOIT Ridgebacks by a 3-0 score. Katie Jacobs pitched the 24-save shutout while Cassie Charette took the loss.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
34 44 16
29 30 22
29 39 17
27 27 17
25 33 27
vs GUE
23 33 21
22 27 26
21 21 27
15 16 24
14 22 30
12 29 49
vs RYE/@ BRO
12 26 47
@ BRO/vs GUE
7 14 38

Quebec Results

CARLETON at MONTREAL: This one was ugly. Valerie St-Onge opened the scoring at 6:08 when she beat Katelyn Steele for the 1-0 Montreal lead. Carelton would tie the game 1:13 later when Leah Scott found some room past Elodie Rousseau Sirois. From there, it was all Montreal. Half a dozen more times.

Jessica Cormier scored at 17:45 of the first. Emmanuelle Passard, Cormier again, Laurie Mercier, and on the power-play Catherine Dubois made it 6-1 through two periods. Hailey Perreault would replace Steele to start the third period, but Marion Allemoz welcomed her to the game with a goal against just 42 seconds into the period. When all was said and done, Montreal trounced Carleton by a 7-1 score. Elodie Rousseau Sirois stopped seven of eight shots(!) she faced in the game while Steele took the loss in stopping 26 of 32 shots. Hailey Perreault, for statistical purposes, was ridiculous in the final period as she stopped 25 of 26 shots(!) she faced in just 20 minutes of play.

CONCORDIA at McGILL: McGill started off 2016 with a bang. Joanne Cagianos scored at 2:03 and Gabrielle Davidson scored at 7:02 to put McGill up 2-0. The power-play took over in the second period as Davidson notched her second of the game past Briar Bache just 3:12 in to make it 3-0. Alexandria Serpico added the fourth McGill goal on the power-play at 10:05. That would end Bache's night as Katherine Purchase took over between the pipes for the Stingers.

Concordia woke up after the fourth goal. Devon Thompson beat Taylor Hough at 13:13 to make it 4-1, and Claudia Dubois scored at 14:31 to make it a 4-2 game as the comeback seemed imminent. Both teams, though, would settle down and an empty-net goal by McGill's Melodie Daoust with 2:43 to play sealed the 5-2 win the for the Martlets. Hough recorded the win after making 19 of 21 save opportunities while Bache suffered the loss in allowing four McGill goals. Purchase, for the record, stopped all 19 shots she faced in the 29:06 she spent in the blue paint.

OTTAWA at CONCORDIA: Concordia learned from Friday's game that they needed a better start on Sunday, and they got it. Devon Thompson's shot at 8:36 beat Sarah-Maude Labrecque to put the Stingers up 1-0. Tracy-Ann Lavigne would make it 2-0 with her goal at 15:51. That momentum would carry into the second period as Ann-Julie Deschenes made it 3-0 at 6:41, and it appeared the rout was on.

Cue the comeback, though. Ottawa got a power-play goal at 13:20 from Roxanne Rioux, and Rioux added a second goal past Katherine Purchase at 17:03 to make it a 3-2 game. Concordia would open the third period with a power-play goal by Deschenes, her second of the game, to take a 4-2 lead. Ottawa, though, would fight back as Carol-Ann Upshall scored at 13:47, and Marimee Godbout-Parent found the back of the net on the power-play to tie the game 4-4!

Overtime would solve nothing, so it was off to the skills competition. In the shootout, Labrecque turned aside four of five Concordia shooters while Rioux and Cindy Laurin would score for the GeeGees as Ottawa wins 5-4. Labrecque stopped 24 of 28 shots in the game plus four of five in the shootout for the win while Purchase stopped 26 of 30 shots in regulation, but allowed two goals on four shootout attempts in the loss.

MONTREAL at McGILL: The top teams in the RSEQ met on Sunday. Montreal's Ariane Barker opened the scoring 12:51 into the game when she beat Taylor Hough. McGill would tie the game in the second period as Marie-Philip Lavoie sniped a power-play goal past Marie-Pier Chabot. That score would hold through the remainder of regulation time, so it was off to an extra period!

Overtime, however, solved nothing, so we'd see another shootout! Chabot was excellent as she stoned all five McGill shooters on their attempts while Marion Allemoz beat Hough on the first Montreal attempt to give the Carabins the 2-1 shootout victory! Chabot stopped 37 of 38 shots sent her way in regulation plus the five breakaways while Hough stopped 31 of 32 shots, but only made three of four saves in the shootout loss.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
17 39 17
@ CON/vs OTT
16 33 30
15 25 14
8 18 34
vs MON/@ CAR
6 13 33
vs McG/CON

Maritime Results

UPEI at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER: UPEI got the scoring started at 10:14 in the first period when Cassidy McCabe beat Sojung Shin with her shot. Things would remain that way until late in the third period. StFX tied the game up at 15:27 of the final frame when Schyler Campbell's shot got past Marie-Soleil Deschenes. This game would need overtime, and it would be solved in the extra frame. Taylor Dale ripped a shot past Deschenes at 6:36, and StFX earned the 2-1 overtime win! Shin stopped 38 of 39 shots in the game for the win while Deschenes absorbed the loss.

DALHOUSIE at MONCTON: The Aigles Bleues would strike twice in the first period as Marie-Pier Corriveau found the back of the net at 1:01 and Marie-Pier Arsenault struck again at 10:03. That would be all that Moncton needed as Emilie Bouchard put up a wall in the 2-0 victory. Bouchard stopped all 27 shots sent her way while Dalhousie's Mati Barrett took the loss.

SAINT MARY'S at ST. THOMAS: After a scoreless first period, the Tommies got on the board in a hurry. Marina Sergina beat Rebecca Clark 2:12 into the period for the 1-0 St. Thomas lead. Teah Anderson would double that lead on the power-play at 11:45, and Lauren Henman made it 3-0 34 seconds later. The Huskies would get one back with 51 seconds to play in the period when Gemma MacDonald dented the twine behind Abby Clarke to make it a 3-1 game.

Caitlyn Manning would draw the Huskies within a goal at 7:02 of the third period, but the Tommies would shut the game down after Caley Steinert scored at 13:34 as they skated to the 4-2 win. Abby Clarke improved to 3-0-0 on the season after a 26-save performance while Rebecca Clark fell to 9-2-0 with the loss.

MOUNT ALLISON at UPEI: UPEI has struggled to score all season, and that struggle continued. Jennifer Allison put the Mounties up 1-0 at 15:08 when she beat Marie-Soleil Deschenes. UPEI would tie the game up on the power-play at 8:41 of the second period when Emma Weatherbie ripped a shot past Keri Martin, but the Mounties would jump ahead at the 12:00 mark when Kara Anthony found the back of the net. Add in a Heather Richards goal at 16:55 of the third period and Samantha Bujold's empty-netter with 26 seconds to play, and you have yourself a 4-1 Mount Allison victory. Martin picked up the 24-save victory while Deschenes suffered her second loss of the weekend.

DALHOUSIE at ST. THOMAS: Paige Jackson got the Tommies on the board early as she beat Jessica Severeyns 1:56 in. We'd have to jump to the second period where it was two power-play goal for the Tommies that set the pace. Lauren Henman scored at 10:03 and 19:22, each on a power-play, to put St. Thomas up 3-0. Dalhousie's Corinne Desjardins would get the Tigers on the board on the power-play at 9:35 of the third period when she beat Abby Clarke, but Henman would complete the hat trick 18:25 as the St. Thomas Tommies downed the Dalhousie Tigers by a 4-1 count. Clarke picked up the 18-save win while Severeyns stopped 40 of 44 shots she faced in the loss.

SAINT MARY'S at MONCTON: The first period belonged to Moncton as Marie-Pier Corriveau scored at 7:25 and Amelie Dion netted a goal past Rebecca Clark at 10:13 for the 2-0 lead. Saint Mary's took over in the second period. Mary Worndl beat Gabrielle Forget at 5:28, and Caitlyn Manning tied the game up at 13:27 with her goal. The third period saw each team strike as Amelie Dion scored her second goal of the game on the power-play at 12:02 to put Moncton up 3-2, but Breanna Lanceleve responded at 15:06 to tie the game once more.

Overtime would be required to find a winner in this one, and we'd see a winner 9:57 into the period. Hannah Askin found the back of the net for the Huskies, and Saint Mary's would escape with the 4-3 overtime win! Clark stopped 24 of 27 shots in the win while Forget took the loss despite stopping 46 of 50 shots sent her way!

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER at MOUNT ALLISON: StFX jumped out to the 2-0 first-period lead on goals by Taylor Dale at 27 seconds and by Alanna Grossutti with 34 seconds to play. Mount Allison came back with a three-goal second period as Mackenzie Lalonde scored at 1:07, she added another at 11:47 on the power-play, and Kara Anthony scored at 17:42 to put the Mounties up 3-2.

12 seconds into the third period, StFX's Kara Power would tie the game when she beat Keri Martin. Jennifer Bell put the Mounties back on top when she beat Pascale Daigle at 5:25. There were several more chances at both ends of the ice, but the final score when the dust settled was 4-3 for Mount Allison. Martin earned the win while Daigle took the loss.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
Saint Mary's
24 47 27
17 43 32
St. Thomas
17 38 32
15 35 35
Mount Allison
14 34 41
13 33 43
7 19 39

There are your updates for the first weekend of CIS hockey in 2016! School's back in, and I'm cutting out early on this one. Get down to your local university and check out some of the awesome women's hockey action!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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