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Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Rundown - Week 17

If you needed a reason to get out and watch some CIS women's hockey, this week would have been it. There was a lot of movement in the standings, some upsets to report, and some rather exceptional performances. In saying that, there are a couple of teams that need to get their acts together if they want to host a home playoff game, but we'll see where things shake out. Here's this week's Rundown!

Canada West Results

MOUNT ROYAL at CALGARY: The annual Crowchild Classic got started on a Thursday as the Cougars met the Dinos in the opening game! Chelsea Court got things started in this crosstown rivalry as she beat Jessica Ross from the slot at 5:26 off a nice pass from behind the net by Iya Gavrilova.

The Cougars would tie things up early in the second period when Cylenna Alexander's point shot appeared to be redirected by Janessa Jenkins that banked off the post and off Hayley Dowling before landing in the net, but Alexander was credited with the goal at 2:05. Calgary would regain the lead at 9:39 when Delaney Frey split the defence, made a couple of moves to deke out Ross, and slid the puck into the net for the 2-1 lead. Mount Royal would answer before the end of the period, though, as Jenkins would get credit for a goal off a shot that beat Dowling through the five-hole for the 2-2 tie at 18:06.

The back-and-forth would roll into the third period where Calgary grabbed the lead again. Rylee Smith picked up a puck off a blocked shot, and she ripped home a goal over Ross' shoulder for the 3-2 lead. Hayley Dowling would put an end to the back-and-forth, though, as she stopped all five shots she faced in the period as the Dinos downed the Cougars by the 3-2 score! Dowling picked up the win in stopping 25 shots while Ross took the loss.

CALGARY at MOUNT ROYAL: The home-and-home crosstown rivalry continued on Saturday with the Cougars hosting, but it was the Dinos who showed up to play. Cheyann Newman opened the scoring on the power-play at 8:42 and Iya Gavrilova added a pair of goals at 13:57 and 18:29 to stake Calgary to the 3-0 lead in the opening period.

The second period would go scoreless, but the Dinos got back into the act in the third period. Gavrilova finished off the hat trick at 2:20, Heather Berzins would add another goal 33 seconds later, and Delaney Frey would make it 6-0 at 11:01. The only question would be whether Hayley Dowling would get the shutout, and that question would be answered at 17:51 when Carley Bertram beat Dowling to make it 6-1. Dowling stopped 28 shots in the win while Emma Pincott allowed all six Calgary goals.

UBC at SASKATCHEWAN: UBC would open the scoring early in the second period when Katie Zinn beat Cassidy Hendricks with a shot for the 1-0 Thunderbirds lead. They would double the lead 5:01 later when Haneet Parhar found room past Hendricks for the 2-0 lead. Saskatchewan would get one back on the power-play early in the third period when Lauren Zary beat Danielle Dube, but that would be all the scoring in the game as UBC takes the Friday night game by a 2-1 score. Dube made 25 saves in the win while Hendricks took the loss.

UBC at SASKATCHEWAN: Logan Boyd got UBC on the right side of the scoreboard early as she banged home a power-play goal off a rebound past Cassidy Hendricks at 6:51. It would be a late goal in the second period that tied the game as Saskatchewan's Kaitlin Willoughby fired home a cross-ice feed on the power-play that Samantha Langford couldn't corral at 18:56 for the 1-1 equalizer.

UBC would put this game away in the third period. Shiyali Toni beat Hendricks up high on the 5-on-3 power-play just 22 seconds into the period and Rebecca Unrau would rip one past Hendricks on the blocker side as the second penalty expired at 1:08 for the 3-1 T-Birds lead. That would be all that Langford needed as she stopped all ten shots in third period for the 3-1 UBC win. Langford made 33 stops in the win while Hendricks suffers her second-straight defeat.

ALBERTA at REGINA: Three goals. Three periods. One winner. Alberta found the back of the net 2:32 in when Hannah Olenyk dented twine. Alexis Larson tied it up for Regina at 12:08 of the second period with her shot. Alberta went back up by a goal after Alex Poznikoff scored. When the dust settled, Alberta recorded the 2-1 win! Lindsey Post stopped 16 shots for the win while Toni Ross allowed two goals on 14 shots in the loss.

ALBERTA at REGINA: This game felt more like a heavyweight bout as these two teams went back and forth. Jaycee Magwood opened the scoring when her backhander found its way through Lindsey Post for the 1-0 just 5:10 into the game. Alex Poznikoff would tie the game on the power-play at 7:07 when Toni Ross kicked out a rebound right to her stick and Poznikoff put it in the back of the net.

Meghan Sherven would pt the Cougars up 2-1 at the 54-second mark of the second period when a shot on Post was deflected by an Alberta defender that Post stopped. The rebound, however, sat in front of Post, and Sherven banged home the puck between Post's legs for the goal.

Alison Campbell set up Sasha Lutz 1:16 into the third period with a perfect pass that all Lutz had to do was tap into the net, and the Pandas were even with the Cougars at 2-2. Caitlyn Dempsey found Emma Waldenberger on the power-play at 3:26, and Waldenberger put the Cougars up 3-2 with her goal. Kylie Gavelin would add another Cougars goal after her forecheck caused a turnover, and she was able to beat a surprised Post at 7:44. Alberta wasn't done, though, as Ashley Morin would score with the extra attacker at 19:45, but the Cougars would hold on for the 4-3 win! Toni Ross picked up the win while Lindsey Post took the loss.

LETHBRIDGE at MANITOBA: The Pronghorns would get on the board first as Aislinn Kooistra tapped in a loose puck behind Rachel Dyck off a Sarah Spence shot for the 1-0 lead at 3:56. Manitoba would respond on the power-play at 10:55 when Alana Serhan had the puck go off her skate and past Alicia Anderson to make it a 1-1 game.

Spence would get her own goal 1:03 into the second period as she made a move around a defender of the half-boards and snapped it home past Dyck for the 2-1 Pronghorns lead. It would be 3-1 minutes later when Jenae Culp picked up a loose puck after Kaitlyn Bauer was hauled down, and Culp beat Dyck at 6:07 with her shot. Amanda Schubert replaced Dyck after Culp's goal, and Manitoba looked to regroup. They'd score at 11:08 of the third period when Alanna Sharman beat Anderson, but that was all the Bisons could muster as the Pronghorns skated to the 3-2 victory. Anderson stopped 33 of 35 shots for the win while Dyck was handed the loss.

LETHBRIDGE at MANITOBA: Things looked better for the Bisons in this one as they opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal off the stick of Alanna Sharman to put Manitoba up 1-0 at 16:15 of the second period. However, Lethbridge stormed right back on the same man-advantage and Janae Culp beat Rachel Dyck at 16:46 to make it 1-1.

The momentum seemed to shift after that power-play goal by Lethbridge, and they would finally capitalize when Amber Yuha beat Dyck with a shot at 8:45 of the third period. Despite some pressure at the end, the Bisons couldn't find the equalizer as Lethbridge swept the Bisons after the 2-1 victory. Anderson stopped 25 shots in the win while Dyck suffered her second-straight loss.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
British Columbia
41 52 37
38 51 35
37 57 51
vs MRU
33 49 51
32 43 38
vs SAS
29 40 53
vs UBC
Mount Royal
28 43 49
26 49 70
vs ALB

Ontario Results

LAURENTIAN at WESTERN: Laurentian opened the scoring 4:46 in when Julie Hebert beat Kelly Campbell. Laurentian would keep coming as Ellery Veerman scored at 7:32 and Jeanne Boutin notched a goal at 9:19 for the 3-0 Voyageurs lead. They'd make it 4-0 when Maggie Brennan scored at 6:57 of the second period, but Western seemed to awake from their slumber after that goal.

Lyndsay Kirkham and Megan Taylor would score on Emily Toffoli before the end of the second period to being Western within two goals at 4-2. Kendra Broad would make it 4-3 at 15:15 of the third period, but Toffoli would allow no further scoring despite the pressure as Laurentian escaped this game with the 4-3 victory. Toffoli earned the win while Campbell suffered the loss.

YORK at RYERSON: York dominated two periods. Amy Locke scored on the power-play at 3:58 and Stephanie Dovaston added another goal at 18:52 to put the Lions out in front 2-0. Emma Rutherford brought Ryerson to within one goal with her marker at 1:58 of the second period, but York would put this game away in the third period. Power-play goals by Amy Locke at 4:24 and by Erran Lee at 5:44 put York up 4-1, and Locke would finish off the hat trick at 11:23 as the Lions skated to the 5-1 win. Megan Lee stopped just 12 shots in the victory while Ally Sarna took the loss.

WATERLOO at QUEEN'S: Emily Jukosky beat Rebecca Bouwhuis at 18:28 of the first period, and Queen's had the lead going into the first intermission at 1-0. Waterloo would respond with two quick goals in the second period as Marissa Redmond scored at 15:31 and Paula Lagamba would add another goal 19 seconds later on Caitlyn Lahonen to put the Warriors up 2-1. Kaitlyn McDonell would add another goal at 14:56 of the third period to give Waterloo the 3-1 win. Bouwhuis stopped 28 of 29 pucks sent her way while Lahonen was on the losing end in this game.

NIPISSING at WINDSOR: Lots of goals in this one. Rachel Chantler scored on the power-play at 5:55 to give Windsor the 1-0 lead. Bronwyn Bolduc responded at 7:45 for Nipissing, but Windsor would get out the period with the 2-1 lead off a Larissa Borowiec goal at 18:03.

Erinn Noseworthy would make her presence felt with goals at 4:09 and at 6:00 for Windsor to put the Lancers up 4-1 and end Jacqueline Rochefort's night, but Kaley Tienhaara would get one back for the Lakers at 19:30 to make it 4-2. Noseworthy would complete the hat trick at 15:47 of the third period with a power-play goal to make it 5-2, but Alexane Papineau would get one more for Nipissing at 17:22 before the Lancers skated to the 5-3 victory. Ingrid Sandven picked up the win while Jacqueline Rochefort took the loss. For the statistical records, Sabrina Picard stopped 20 of 21 shots in relief of Rochefort in 30:24 of action.

GUELPH at RYERSON: Guelph's Averi Nooren got things started very early as she beat Alex Armstrong 39 seconds into the game for the 1-0 lead. Ryerson would do the same thing in the second period to tie the game as Alyssa Connolly beat Valerie Lamenta just 36 seconds into the middle frame! Kelly Gribbons would put Guelph up 2-1 at 4:31, but Amanda Grant would tie things up at 6:07 with her goal. Guelph would grab a lead before the intermission, though, as Jessica Pinkerton found the back of the net at 17:13 for the 3-2 Gryphons lead.

Guelph would own the third period. Christine Grant would make it 4-2 at 16:23 and Jessica Pinkerton would put one into an empty net as the Gryphons take this game by a 5-2 score. Lamenta adds another win to her total while Amrstrong was on the wrong end in this game.

LAURENTIAN at WINDSOR: This game felt a lot like the Laurentian-Western game. Jessica Staats put the Voyageurs up 1-0 with her goal at 19:55 of the first period. Samantha Morell would make it a 2-0 game at 9:05 of the second period, and Taylor Weber would add another goal at 16:56 for the 3-0 Laurentian lead. Windsor's Ingrid Sandven's night would be over at this point as Hannah Slater started the third period.

With 20 minutes to play, Windsor found life. Erinn Noseworthy scored on the power-play at 10:34, and she'd add a second goal at 15:26 to make it 3-2. Renee Leclair would open a two-goal gap once more with her goal for Laurentian at 17:36, but Windsor would strike again at 18:35 when Shawna Lesperance struck. Despite some crazy pressure from Windsor in the last 1:25, Laurentian would get out of this game with the 4-3 victory. Laura Deller picked up the win while Hannah Slater took the loss despite playing just 18:05 and stopping four of five shots she faced. Ingrid Sandven played the first two periods and made 17 stops on 20 shots.

NIPISSING at WESTERN: The Lakers got things started with a goal from Kaley Tienhaara that beat Katie Jacobs just 1:00 in. Western would tie the game up at 6:26 with a power-play goal off the stick of Lyndsay Kirkham that got past Sabrina Picard.

We jump to the second period where a power-play was fruitful for the Mustangs once more. Brittany Clapham scored 31 seconds into the period with the 5-on-3 man-advantage to put Western up 2-1. Any momentum created by that goal was wiped out less than a minute later when Bronwyn Bolduc scored shorthanded at 1:16 to even the score at 2-2. The Lakers would jump ahead at 7:26 on Kaitlyn McManus' goal for the 3-2 Nipissing lead, and that would be the last goal scored in this game as the last 32:34 would go scoreless! Picard stopped 32 shots in the win while Jacobs suffered the loss.

TORONTO at BROCK: Toronto had lost three-straight games coming into this one, and it didn't look good off the top. Brock's Bronwyn O'Neill scored on Valencia Yordanov to put the Badgers up 1-0. Toronto would storm back late in the period, though. Sonja Weidenfelder beat Jensen Murphy on the power-play at 18:22, and Kiyono Cox would make it a 2-1 game just 21 seconds later.

Autumn Garnham would make it a 3-1 game for the Varsity Blues with her goal at 3:08 of the middle frame. We'll jump ahead to the third period where Brock got within a goal at 5:54 off the stick of Christina Leradi, but Toronto would restore the two-goal lead at 7:09 when Garnham struck again. That's all that Yordanov would need as she stopped 22 shots in the 4-2 Toronto win. Murphy was on the losing end in this game.

LAURIER at QUEEN'S: Queen's dropped their Friday night game, so they were looking for a little redemption on home ice. Laurier's Jessica Prevette put a damper on the party early when she beat Caitlyn Lahonen just 1:57 in. Queen's, however, would respond in a big way. Kyla Crouse tied the game at 4:21 when she beat Lauren Webber before a pair of power-play goals by Katrina Manoukarakis at 8:00 and Taryn Pilon at 13:37 put the Gaels up 3-1 through 20 minutes.

Webber would be on the bench in favour of Amanda Smith to open the second period for Laurier, but that didn't seem to matter to Queen's as they continued to buzz the Laurier net. Laurier would get a goal back at 18:12 from Katia Piccoli, but that celebration was short-lived as Micaela Smith made it a 4-2 game at 19:25. Queen's would get one more goal in the third period as Courtenay Jacklin found the back of the net at 6:58, and the Gaels would close this game out at 5-2. Lahonen stopped 24 of 26 shots for the win while Webber suffered the loss in stopping 13 of 16 pucks she saw. Statistically, Smith made 25 of 27 saves in her 40 minutes of work.

WATERLOO at UOIT: The Ridgebacks did not have a good Saturday. Rachel Marriott scored at 7:15 and Marissa Redmond added a second goal at 11:05 to put the Waterloo Voyageurs up 2-0 through 20 minutes. We'd see UOIT cut the lead to one goal as Mikaeli Cavell scored five minutes into the third period, but Marriott added a second goal at 6:50 and Kaitlyn McDonell put this game away at 19:17 to give Waterloo the 4-1 win. Stephanie Sluys stopped 18 of 19 shots for the win while Cassie Charette suffered the loss.

LAURIER at UOIT: The only game on Sunday felt a lot like Saturday's game. Mikaeli Cavell put the Ridgebacks on the board at 7:07, but the game was tied 19 seconds later when Laurier's Robyn Degagne dented twine. A power-play goal by Blair Connelly at 12:04 of the third period and a third goal by Jessie Hurrell at 13:22 capped off a 3-1 victory for the Golden Hawks. Amanda Smith stopped 25 pucks in the win while Tori Campbell was on the losing end in this one.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
43 55 22
35 53 28
33 37 34
32 46 24
31 34 24
30 40 47
28 39 32
27 33 34
19 29 34
18 25 36
18 46 61
15 34 59
7 17 53

Quebec Results

McGILL at CARLETON: In a rematch from the week prior where McGill routed Carleton by a 5-0 score, this one was a little closer. Olivia Sutter scored at 2:43 and Shana Walker scored at 14:03 as McGill took the 2-0 lead into the first intermission. Joanne Cagianos made it 3-0 just 2:33 into the second period, but Carleton would get one back at 7:19 when Mackenzie Coney found the back of the net. That would be everything we needed to see in this game as the Martlets took this one by a 3-1 score. Taylor Hough has a relatively quiet night turning aside 11 of 12 shots for the win while Katelyn Steele stopped 46 of 49 shots she faced in the loss.

McGILL at OTTAWA: McGill went back-to-back as they arrived in Ottawa on Saturday. The GeeGees would open the scoring, though, as Ottawa's Emilie Bouchard beat Taylor Hough at 14:50. McGill would tie things up early in the second period when Marie-Philip Lavoie's shot found room past Maude Levesque-Ryan at 4:22. Ottawa would go into the final frame up 2-1 after Melodie Bouchard ripped home a power-play goal at 12:35.

The third period saw a flurry of goals. McGill's Gabrielle Davidson scord at 3:15 to make it 2-2, and Melodie Daoust would make it a 3-2 Martlets lead at 6:32. The Martlets, though, would run into penalty trouble. Ottawa would score on a 5-on-3 power-play at 7:55 as Camille Pauck-Therrien dented twine, and they would end the 5-on-4 power-play early as well when Roxanne Rioux added her own power-play goal at 8:47 for the 4-3 Ottawa lead. Ottawa would take advantage of one more power-play when Cynthia Whissell hit twine with the puck at 16:31, and Ottawa would take this game by a 5-3 score on the strength of a 4-for-5 power-play night. Levesque-Ryan earned the win while Hough took the loss in this game.

CARLETON at CONCORDIA: There was a single goal scored, and it was scored late. Claudia Dubois found the back of the net on the power-play with 47 seconds left in the game as the Concordia Stingers downed the Carleton Ravens 1-0. Briar Bache most likely had the easiest shutout of her career in stopping ten shots while Katelyn Steele stopped 31 shots in the loss.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
21 44 20
vs McG/CAR
19 36 20
19 40 36
vs CON
12 23 37
6 15 45

Maritime Results

MONCTON at UPEI: The Aigles Bleues struck first as Amelie Dion beat Marie-Soleil Deschenes at 6:42 to put Moncton up 1-0. UPEI would tie things up late in the second period as Samantha Sweet's shot got past Emilie Bouchard with 39 seconds to play for the 1-1 tie. The tie wouldn't last long, though, as Kaitlyn Gallaway scored 50 seconds into the final frame to put Moncton up 2-1, and Karine Roy would add a goal with a second to play for the 3-1 Moncton win. Bouchard stopped 23 of 24 shots for the win while Deschenes took the loss in this Wednesday night tilt.

ST. THOMAS at UPEI: If the game on Wednesday didn't go well for UPEI, Friday wasn't any better. The Tommies got second period goals from Kelty Apperson and a shorthanded marker from Emily Oleksuk, and added a third period goal from Stephanie Ford as St. Thomas downed UPEI by a 3-0 score. Taylor Cook stopped all 25 shots she saw for the blank sheet while Deschenes took her second loss in three nights.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER at SAINT MARY'S: StFX would open the scoring midway through the first period when Schyler Campbell beat Rebecca Clark at 10:40. The Huskies would tie the game less than a minute later off a Caitlyn Schell goal at 11:29 that got by Sojung Shin.

Saint Mary's kept coming in the second period. Breanna Lanceleve would make it 2-1 for the Huskies at 3:19, and Caitlyn Manning added a third Saint Mary's goal at 10:56. StFX would get one back while shorthanded when Connor Garagan found twine while down a man to make it 3-2. Unfortunately, there would be no more goals in this one as both goalies stood tall in the third period, and the Huskies closed out the 3-2 win. Clark picked up her 12th win of the season while Shin took the loss.

DALHOUSIE at MOUNT ALLISON: The Tigers would take the lead midway through the opening frame. Laura Brooks found some room through Keri Martin to make it 1-0 Dalhousie at 11:20. The Mounties would rally back 1:36 later when Shelby Colton zipped a shot past Jessica Severeyns to make it 1-1.

There was nothing doing in the second period, so it was off to the third period where Rosie Heffernan's shorthanded marker at 2:27 gave Mount Allison the 2-1 lead. Dalhousie would score a few minutes later off a Lisa MacLean shot that found twine, and the two teams were tied at 2-2. MacLean would be the hero on this night for Dalhousie, though, as she scored her second goal of the period at 14:01, and Severeyns would stop the rest as the Dalhousie Tigers downed Mount Allison by a 3-2 score. Severeyns stopped 23 of 25 pucks she faced for the win while Keri Martin suffered the loss.

DALHOUSIE at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER: After a big win for Dalhousie and a loss for the X-Women on Saturday, these two teams would meet on Sunday. StFX jumped all over the Tigers as Taylor Dale and Schyler Campbell scored in the opening period to stake the X-Women to the 2-0 lead through 20 minutes. The second period was all about shorties as Dalhousie's Sarah Robichaud scored a shorthanded goal at 7:20, and StFX got their own shorthanded goal at 18:37 off the stick of Daley Oddy to make it a 3-1 game. Neither team would find the twine in the third period, so StFX takes this one by a 3-1 score. Sojung Shin would stand tall for the win while Mati Barrett took the loss for the Tigers.

MONCTON at ST. THOMAS: Like they did on Wednesday, Moncton opened the scoring in this one. Katherine Dubuc hammered home a power-play goal past Taylor Cook at 10:36 for the 1-0 lead. Moving ahead to the second period, St. Thomas would get that early goal back as Teah Anderson struck at 8:19 with a shot that Emilie Bouchard couldn't handle. Moncton, though, would score two goals in the next 2:39. Marie-Pier Arsenault scored at 9:30 and Cassandra Labrie scored on the power-play at 10:58 to put the Aigles Bleues out in front 3-1.

Eliza Snider would add a power-play goal for St. Thomas 49 seconds into the third period to make it 3-2, but Katherine Dubuc would close out the scoring at 3:54 with her second goal of the game. Moncton closed out the weekend with their second win in a 4-2 victory. Bouchard stopped 31 shots en route to the win while Cook took the loss.

SAINT MARY'S at MOUNT ALLISON: This one had a pile of goals. Mount Allison got things started with a Kara Anthony goal at 11:14. Saint Mary's responded at 15:58 when Caitlyn Manning scored, but Mount Allison would take the lead into the intermission with a late goal off the stick of Samantha Bujold at 16:51.

Kara Anthony got on the board early in the second period off a Kara Anthony goal just 48 seconds into the stanza. Hannah Askin would make it a 3-2 game when she scored for the Huskies at 3:24. Samantha Bujold struck with her second of the game for the Mounties at 11:58, but Saint Mary's would keep it close off a Nicole Blanche goal at 13:15 that made it a 4-3 advantage for Mount Allison.

The Mounties would post two more goals in the third periodas Shelby Colton notched a power-play goal at 8:29 and Heather Richards added a sixth Mount Allison goal at 18:29. When all was said and done, Mount Allison skated to the 6-3 victory. Keri Martin withstood the Huskies' barrage for the win while Rebecca Clark absorbed all six goals in the loss.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
Saint Mary's
26 54 37
@ StFX/vs DAL
23 51 38
St. Thomas
23 48 39
Mount Allison
18 47 50
18 41 42
vs SMU/@ STU
15 37 49
vs MAU/@ SMU
11 23 46

There was a number of moves in the standings as teams that should have won lost and teams that were expected to lose won. A few teams at the top of the standings kept rolling with wins, so it's up to those teams below them to start chasing them down if they hope to challenge for the best seeding in their respective conferences.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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