Sunday, 17 January 2016

The Rundown - Week 16

There were some upsets last week, some movement in the standings, and definitely some excitement on the ice as thr CIS schedule got underway in the second-half of the season. Can you believe the Canada West standings? It's literally a five-team race to the finish right now and every single point counts! Let's not waste any time as we get into the Rundown!

Canada West Results

SASKATCHEWAN at CALGARY: Calgary got on the board at 9:05 of the first period when Stephanie Zvonkovic's shot beat Jerrica Waltz for the early Dinos lead. The Huskies would tie the game before the end of the period when Marley Ervine's power-play marker found the back of the net behind Hayley Dowling for the 1-1 tie.

Calgary would take the lead in second period when Sasha Vafina went end-to-end before using the defender as the screen to beat Waltz through the wickets for the 2-1 lead. Saskatchewan would pull even at 12:12 of the third period when Lauren Zary scored, but Calgary would close out this game by seeing Iya Gavrilova score 47 seconds later and then Vafina would score her second of the game on the power-play 48 seconds after Gavrilova struck. The Dinos would play a very responsible defensive game and Dowling held the fort as the Dinos upset the Huskies 4-2! Dowling stopped 24 of 26 shots she faced for the win while Waltz took the loss.

SASKATCHEWAN at CALGARY: After upsetting the Huskies on Friday, the Dinos needed to start strong again on Saturday. They got that start when Stephanie Zvonkovic wired home a slap shot on the power-play that beat Cassidy Hendricks for the 1-0 lead at 7:50 of the first period.

We wouldn't see another goal until the third period, but it was a big one as Brooklyn Haubrich tapped home a rebound in front of Hayley Dowling, and this game would require extra time for a decision. It would be a highlight-reel goal that ended this game. Sasha Vafina stepped out of the corner, toe-dragged the puck around a Huskie defender, and ripped a shot off the crossbar that found the back of the net for the 2-1 overtime victory! Dowling stopped 30 shots in the victory while Hendricks suffered the loss in this one.

REGINA at LETHBRIDGE: There would be just one goal scored in the first period, and it turned out to be the game-winner. Emma Walderberger went to the backhand on a partial breakaway to beat Alicia Anderson at 16:51, and it was 1-0 for the Cougars. That was all that Toni Ross needed on this night as she turned away 35 shots in the 1-0 win! Anderson stopped 29 shots in the loss, but the Pronghorns could find no weaknesses on Ross on this night.

REGINA at LETHBRIDGE: This game would start the same way as the previous night. Emma Waldenberger would open the scoring just 40 seconds into this game on a rebound that Alicia Anderson couldn't handle, and it was 1-0 for the Cougars. The Pronghorns would equalize late in the period as Kirsten Reeves potted her own rebound past Toni Ross for the 1-1 tie.

Regina's Kylie Kupper was successful on two shifts midway through the second period. Kupper went high on Anderson for her first goal at 10:42, and followed it up on the next shift by wiring a shot to the top corner past Anderson at 12:47 to put the Cougars out in front 3-1. Lethbridge would get one back, though, when Lauren Fredrich's shot took a bit of a hop that handcuffed Ross to make it 3-2 at 15:50.

Nikki Watters-Matthes would score the only goal of the third period as she found space past Anderson at 2:13, and the Cougars would skate to the 4-2 victory. Ross stopped 24 of 26 pucks she saw while Anderson took the loss in this one.

MANITOBA at MOUNT ROYAL: After losing a pair to Alberta, Manitoba was hungry for wins. Unfortunately, things didn't start off well for the Bisons. After outplaying the Cougars in the first period, Talia Terry fired home a rebound that Rachel Dyck couldn't corral at 1:46 of the second period to put Mount Royal up 1-0. Fortunately for the Bisons, that hustle and determination played a role on this night.

Lauren Keen tipped home a shot on the power-play at 5:29 to even the game at 1-1. 23 seconds into the third period, Lindsay Blight found a loose puck in the crease after Jess Ross thought she had a made a save, and the easy tap-in for Blight put the Bisons up 2-1. Alexandra Anderson put the visitors up by a pair when she rushed the net from the point and beat Ross at 18:09 for the 3-1 lead. And Karissa Kirkup would bury a puck in the empty net for the 4-1 Manitoba victory. Rachel Dyck made 26 saves in the win while Jess Ross suffered the setback.

MANITOBA at MOUNT ROYAL: Courtlyn Oswald would open the scoring in this one as her spinning shot went high on Jess Ross and caught the crossbar to deflect into the net for the 1-0 Manitoba lead at 8:39. It would take until the 2:53 mark of the second period, but Mount Royal would tie the game on the power-play when Sarah Weninger's shot pinballed off legs and skates before finding its way past Rachel Dyck for the equalizer. Manitoba would jump ahead again in the second period as Cassandra Taylor finished off a gorgeous pass from Erica Rieder on a 2-on-1 at 14:23 for the 2-1 lead. The lead wouldn't last long, though, as Jocelyn Froehlich's one-timer off a feed from Mairi Sorensen found its way through a maze of bodies in front of Dyck and dented the twine for the 2-2 tie at 16:32.

Courtlyn Oswald would put Manitoba up 3-2 midway through the third period when Alanna Sharman drew three defenders to her before feeding a wide-open Oswald for her second of the game at 10:57. Megan Carver would tie the game once more for the Cougars as she took a pass in the slot, waited out a defender, and ripped it home on the far side for the 3-3 tie at 15:55.

This game would need overtime, but neither overtime period produced a goal so it was off to the shootout! Janessa Jenkins beat Dyck with the first shot of the skills competition and Sarah Weninger would end it two shots later as Jess Ross stoned Oswald and Karissa Kirkup for the 4-3 shootout victory! Ross stopped 29 of 32 shots plus two more in the shootout for the win while Rachel Dyck suffered the extra-time loss.

ALBERTA at UBC: I don't think Alberta was quite prepared for the offence brought by the Thunderbirds. Melissa Goodwin scored at 10:16 in the first, Stephanie Schaupmeyer and Rebecca Unrau scored 40 seconds apart in the second period, and Shiayli Toni added an empty-net goal in he third period as the Thunderbirds downed the Pandas by a 4-0 score. Danielle Dube stopped all 25 pucks sent her way for the shutout victory while Lindsey Post took the loss.

ALBERTA at UBC: This game had a different feel as both teams came out and checked hard. Logan Boyd struck at 16:32 when she chipped a Kirsten Toth cross-ice feed past Lindsey Post for the 1-0 T-Birds lead. The Pandas would respond in the second period when Janelle Froehler batted a rebound out of midair past Danielle Dube for the 1-1 tie at the 3:01 mark. Dube and Post would go save-for-save for the rest of the game, and that means we'd see overtime!

The first overtime period would solve nothing, so it was off to 3-on-3 in the second overtime period. Logan Boyd would get behind the Pandas' defence and made a solid move on Post to deke her out of position before sliding the puck into the yawning cage for the 2-1 overtime victory! Dube stopped 24 of 25 shots she faced while Post took her second-straight loss.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
British Columbia
35 47 35
35 46 30
34 52 46
vs ALB
33 47 46
vs UBC
32 40 33
vs LET
Mount Royal
28 40 40
vs CAL
23 35 50
20 40 67

Ontario Results

RYERSON at WINDSOR: One team put up all the goals. Krysten Lawrence and Shawna Lesperance scored in the first period, Lesperance added a power-play goal in the second period, and Shailyn Waites and Erinn Noseworthy added third-period markers to send the Lancers to the 5-0 victory. Ingrid Sandven stopped all 24 shots for the shutout while Alex Armstrong took the loss.

LAURENTIAN at LAURIER: Like the other game on Friday in the OUA, one team put up all the goals. Taylor Phillip scored 3:55 into the second period Jessica Staats added an empty-net goal with 1:23 to play to send the Laurentian Voyageurs to the 2-0 victory. Laura Deller was perfect on 30 shots for the shutout while Lauren Webber was on the losing end in this one.

LAURENTIAN at WATERLOO: This one was crazy, and certainly nowhere near the defensive game that Laurentian played the day before. Let's run through the 13 goals scored in this game! Alison Hanson scored at 1:55 to put Watrrloo up 1-0. Rachel Marriott would double the lead at 7:01 on the power-play before Laurentian got one back on a Samantha Morell power-play goal at 8:46. Alyssa Gee would use the power-play at 14:46 to put the Warriors back up by a pair, but Laurentian's Julie Hebert would reduce the deficit to 3-2 at 18:45.

Ellery Veerman would score the equalizer for Laurentian at 4:58 of the second period, but Waterloo would retake the lead at 6:03 when Rebecca Rutherford found the back of the net and send netminder Laura Deller to the bench in favour of Karen Collins. The change, though, would make no difference as Paula Lagamba would score one minute later on the power-play to make it a 5-3 game for Waterloo, and Maryn Caragata would add another Warriors goal 52 seconds later to make it 6-3 which prompted Laurentian head coach Stacey Colarossi to send Deller back into the net to replace Collins. Sarah Habal would bring the Voyageurs back within two with her goal at 13:54, but the Warriors would close out the second period with a Michelle Tanel goal at the 15:00 mark to take a 7-4 lead into the third period.

Since you already know there were 13 goals scored in this game, it was just a question of what the final score would be in Waterloo's favour. Michelle Tanel added her second of the game at 15:21 and Rachel Marriott popped an empty-net goal with six seconds to play to give Waterloo the 9-4 victory. Stephanie Sluys stopped 33 of 37 shots she faced in the win while Karen Collins took the loss in just 1:52 of ice time while stopping two of four shots. Deller stopped 30 of 35 shots she faced.

QUEEN'S at YORK: York took the lead in the second period when Rianna Langford beat Caitlyn Lahonen for the 1-0 lead. Queen's would respond with a penalty shot goal in the third period! Clare McKellar was hauled down on the breakaway, and she made no mistake in beating Megan Lee on the solo play at 15:26 to tie the game up at 1-1! This game needed overtime, and it was solved early. Tegan Duncan's shot found its way behind Lahonen, and York would celebrate the 2-1 overtime victory! Lee stopped 32 shots she saw for the win while Lahonen took the loss.

UOIT at BROCK: There was no scoring in the first, but the next two periods looked similar on the scoresheet. UOIT jumped out to the 1-0 lead at 12:03 off a Nicole LoPresti goal that beat Jensen Murphy. Brock responded 33 seconds later when Amanda Leradi fired a puck past Cassie Charette to tie the game. Victoria MacKenzie would send UOIT into the third period with the lead when she beat Murphy at 15:15.

UOIT would score first in the third period as Kassidy Nauboris made it 3-1 at 14:52, but Brock responded in a minute once again when Christina Leradi scored 1:03 later to make it 3-2 for UOIT. Jenna Carter would ice the game with 40 seconds to play when she hit the empty net with her shot, and UOIT took this game by a 4-2 score. Charette earned the win in making 25 saves while Murphy was on the losing end of this game.

GUELPH at TORONTO: Toronto opened the scoring at 11:43 of the first period when April Looije beat Valerie Lamenta. The Varsity Blues would double the lead at 6:43 of the second period on Meagan O'Brien's goal. This goal seemed to spark the Gryphons, and they would crack the goose egg at 15:07 when Claire Merrick beat Valencia Yordanov to make it a 2-1 game.

The Gryphons would find the tying goal at 14:51 of the third period when Merrick dented twine for the second time. It looked like this game may be headed for extra time, but Toronto's Lauren Straatman was called for tripping with 15 seconds to play in the third period. Guelph wasted no time as Christine Grant scored eight seconds after the penalty, and the Gryphons would win 3-2! Lamenta stopped 13 of 15 shots in the win while Yordanov would suffer the loss in this one.

NIPISSING at LAURIER: It would take 60:16 to find a winner, but overtime would produce a victor. With Nipissing's Sam Strassburger sitting in the penalty box, Laurier's Jessie Hurrell ripped home a shot on the power-play to give the Golden Hawks the 1-0 overtime win! Amanda Smith stopped all 15 shots she faced for the shutout while Jacqueline Rochefort suffered the loss in overtime.

WESTERN at YORK: The only goals seen would be scored in the middle frame. Katelyn Gosling scored on the power-play 53 seconds into the period and Marlowe Pecora added a second goal at 11:56 to propel the Western Mustangs to the 2-0 victory! Kelly Campbell turned aside all 30 shots she faced in the shutout while Megan Lee was on the losing end in this game.

WINDSOR at BROCK: Another game with a pile of goals. Let's go! Shawna Lesperance opened the scoring for Windsor at 4:17 when she beat Stephanie Loukes. Natalie Barrette would make it 2-0 for the Lancers at 6:55. Brock would storm back, though. Laura Neu beat Ingrid Sandven at 12:29, Kimberly Brown would score on the power-play at 17:51, and Brittany Gillmor would beat the buzzer with a goal at 19:59 to put the Badgers up 3-2 after the opening period.

In what seems like an odd move, Windsor opted to begin the second period with Hanna Slater in net as opposed to Sandven. Windsor, though, would even the game at 3-3 with the only goal of the second period as Shawna Lesperance scored on the power-play at 12:47. They would jump ahead in the third period Erinn Noseworthy struck just 1:03 in to make it 4-3 for the Lancers. Brock would respond once more as Sophie Hebert found twine at 8:24 for the 4-4 tie. With 5:45 remaining, Brock's Kimberly Brown snapped the deadlock as she beat Slater with a shot, and the Badgers would shut this one down for the 5-4 victory. Loukes picked up the win while Slater took the loss. Sandven, for the record, stopped eight of 11 shots she faced in her 20 minutes of work.

NIPISSING at WATERLOO: It took until the second period, but Waterloo just keeps scoring goals. Rachel Marriott finally beat Jacqueline Rochefort with a shot at 17:37to put the Warriors up 1-0. Marriott would add a second goal 2:47 into the third period for the 2-0 lead, and Alyssa Gee made it 3-0 at the 9:42 mark. Stacey Henshaw would get the Lakers on the board at 11:40, but an empty-net goal with 4:03 to play off the stick of Kaitlyn McDonell would close out the scoring as Waterloo wins 4-1. Rebecca Bouwhuis stopped 32 of 33 shots in the win while Rochefort suffered the loss.

GUELPH at UOIT: The Ridgebacks would open the scoring on home ice on the power-play as Jenna Carter beat Stephanie Nehring for the 1-0 UOIT lead. The Gryphons would tie the game 1:29 later when Mackenzie Wong found space past Cassie Charette and it was 1-1. Leigh Shilton would send the Gryphons to the intermission with a lead when she scored at 13:05 for the 2-1 advantage.

Sophie Contant would make it 3-1 for the Gryphons at 2:45 of the second period. UOIT would reduce the deficit to one goal at 15:32 when Nicole Gorda converted a feed to make it a 3-2 game in favour of Guelph. Both goalies, though, would stand their ground for the rest of the way and keep the puck out of their respective nets meaning that Guelph earned the 3-2 victory. Nehring stopped 18 shots en route to the victory while Charette absorbed the loss.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
40 50 20
32 41 17
30 31 27
29 46 26
28 28 19
25 35 30
24 32 41
24 28 28
18 23 32
vs TOR
16 24 33
15 38 54
15 32 52
7 14 43

Quebec Results

McGILL at CARLETON: The Martlets dominated in this one. Gabrielle Davidson scored in the first period, Melodie Daoust scored on the power-play in the second period, Olivia Sutter added a shorthanded goal and Daoust completed the hat trick as McGill routed the Ravens by a 5-0 score. Taylor Hough turned aside 18 shots for the shutout while Hailey Perreault was on the losing end in this one.

MONTREAL at CONCORDIA: Cassandra Dupuis put the Carabins on the board just 4:43 into the game as she beat Katherine Purchase for the 1-0 Montreal lead. Audrey Gariepy made it 2-0 early in the second period when her shot found the back of the net at 2:41. The Stingers would get one back when Ann-Julie Deschenes beat Elodie Rousseau Sirois with a shot at 10:36, but that would be the only shot that Rousseau Sirois couldn't corral. Montreal would skate to the 2-1 win! Rousseau Sirois stopped 19 of 20 shots in the win while Purchase took the loss.

OTTAWA at MONTREAL: Almost all the scoring in this game came in the third period. Catherine Dubois beat Maude Levesque-Ryan at 1:11 to put the Carabins up 1-0. Ottawa's Roxanne Rioux drew the GeeGees even at 14:06 while on the power-play when she fired a shot past Marie-Pier Chabot. Ottawa would then take the lead at 16:45 when Melodie Bouchard found room past Chabot for the 2-1 lead. Dubois, though, would tie the game at 18:18 on a solo effort, and this game would head to overtime knotted up at 2-2.

The extra period would solve nothing, so it would take the skills competition to find a winner. In the shootout, Catherine Dubois scored for Montreal on the second shot attempt, but Ottawa's Melodie Bouchard would dent the twine on Ottawa's second shot. Alexandra Labelle would beat Levesque-Ryan on the third shot, and Chabot would close the door the rest of the way as Montreal takes the shootout by a 2-1 score for the 3-2 shootout win! Chabot stopped 15 of 17 shots sent her way in regulation while Levesque-Ryan took the loss despite making 39 of 41 saves.

CONCORDIA at CARLETON: Concordia's Kerianne Schofield opened the scoring at 10:11 of the first period on a shot that got by Katelyn Steele. Devon Thompson would double the lead 4:14 into the second period with a second Stingers goal. Carleton would draw within one in the third period when Tawnya Guindon's shot on the power-play beat Briar Bache, but the Stingers would shut the Ravens down the rest of the way. Sophie Gagnon scored with a second remaining in the game to make it a 3-1 Concordia win. Bache stopped 22 shots in the victory while Steele was on the losing side in this game.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
21 44 20
17 30 14
17 35 33
vs McG
10 22 37
vs CAR
6 14 41
vs McG/@ CON

Maritime Results

SAINT MARY'S at DALHOUSIE: The Huskies got on the board first as Nicole Blanche beat Mati Barrett while shorthanded for the 1-0 lead. We'd have to jump ahead to late in the third period where Dalhousie found the equalizer. Lisa MacLean's shot found room past Rebecca Clark at 15:56, and this one would need overtime.

40 seconds into the extra frame, Hannah Askin would commit a hooking penalty to give Dalhousie a power-play. However, it would the Huskies who capitalized as Caitlyn Schell scored an unassisted shorthanded goal at 1:07 to five Saint Mary's the win! Clark stopped 24 of 25 shots she faced for the win while Barrett took the overtime loss.

MONCTON at MOUNT ALLISON: All Mounties in this one. Amanda Volcko scored in the second period and Jessica Desautels and Kelsey Taylor added third period markers as Mount Allison skated to the 3-0 win. Keri Martin stopped all 29 shots she faced for the shutout. Gabrielle Forget took the loss.

ST. THOMAS at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER: The first goal would come in the second period as the Tommies broke the scoreless tie. Caley Steinert dented the twine behind Sojung Shin, giving St. Thomas the 1-0 lead. They would double the lead at the 13:35 mark of the third period when Lauren Henman celebrated a goal. Jaelei Meyer would get one back for StFX at 18:09, but they would get no more as Abby Clarke shut the door for the 2-1 St. Thomas win. Clarke made 35 saves for the win while Shin was on the losing end in this one.

UPEI at DALHOUSIE: One goal was all that was needed, and it was scored by UPEI's Kiana Strand at 9:42 of the first period. Both netminders allowed no other goals as the UPEI Panthers took this game 1-0. Marie-Soleil Deschenes made all 25 saves in the shutout win while Mati Barrett allowed one goal on 18 shots in the loss.

MONCTON at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER: It took extra time and a power-play for the victor to be found in this game. There were no goals scored on either side through regulation, so it was off to overtime. StFX's Heather Tillsley was whistled for slashing at 2:57 and Jenna Pitts was sent off at 3:32 for interference, setting up Moncton for the 5-on-3 power-play. 17 seconds after Pitts had found a seat in the sin bin, Karine Roy blew a shot past Sojung Shin for the 1-0 Moncton overtime victory! Emilie Bouchard stopped all 37 shots sent her way for the shutout while Shin took the loss in overtime.

UPEI at SAINT MARY'S: Mary Worndl put the Huskies on the board just 22 seconds into the second period with her shot that beat Marie-Soleil Deschenes. UPEI would respond on the power-play at 4:09 when Ashtyn Bertlett found the back of the net past Rebecca Weagle to tie the game up at 1-1.

1:39 into the third period, Emily March scored on a solo effort to put the Panthers up 2-1. Despite some furious action in front of Deschenes, the Huskies could not score the tying goal as UPEI downed Saint Mary's by a 2-1 score. Deschenes stopped 26 pucks in the win while Weagle stopped 13 of 15 for the loss in her first CIS game.

ST. THOMAS at MOUNT ALLISON: Kelly Apperson would open the scoring at 7:27 when her shot found its way past Keri Martin for the 1-0 St. Thomas lead. The Mounties would tie the game at 14:32 off a Mackenzie Lalonde shot that hit the back of the net behind Taylor Cook. The Tommies would take the lead into the first intermission, though, when Lauren Henman struck on the power-play 34 seconds before the break for the 2-1 St. Thomas lead.

It would become a 3-1 game when Myfanwy Thomson scored 11:23 into the middle frame. Mount Allison would get one back in this third period as Kelsey MacDougall scored on the power-play at 4:13, but they could muster no additional goals as St. Thomas takes the win with a 3-2 decision. Taylor Cook stopped 27 shots in the win while Keri Martin took the loss.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
Saint Mary's
24 48 29
vs StFX/@ MAU
St. Thomas
21 43 35
21 47 36
Mount Allison
16 39 44
16 36 38
@ SMU/vs DAL
13 33 44
11 23 43

There was a lot of movement in the standings, and there were some upsets. That Canada West Conference is crazy right now as there are legitimately five teams who are all within striking distance of taking first-place in that conference. In saying that, the other conferences have had some teams rise up and make their own play for a better standing, so the action will only get better as teams look to get themselves into a good playoff position! Get out to your local university rink and catch the women playing some of the best hockey you'll see in Canada!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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