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Monday, 17 October 2016

The Rundown - Week 2

The Rundown got pre-empted by a day, so I'm running this on Monday. Yes, it's my blog so I'll run it whenever I can if it gets bumped. Regardless of when it appears, you'll get all the updates from the CIS women's hockey action that happened across this great country of ours. It's funny that there are literally four or five sites dedicated to women's sports and, in particular, women's hockey, yet none of them bother to even give the CIS the respect it deserves. This is why HBIC feels this is important: a vast number of Canada's team and a number of international players who suit up for their respective national teams call the CIS home for their hockey seasons. Let's take a look at how these women performed in Week 2 of CIS women's hockey action!

Canada West Results

LETHBRIDGE at REGINA: The Pronghorns were coming off two losses at the hands of the Bisons while the Cougars had downed the Mount Royal Cougars twice. Regina got this game started after Lethbridge's Jodi Gentile was sent off for tripping 59 seconds into the game. Sam Geekie made them pay on the power-play at 2:19 when she tapped home a Krista Metz shot that went off the post for the 1-0 lead. Lethbridge would use a power-play of their own to tie the game after Kylee Kupper had been sent off at 15:55. Delaney Duchek popped home a rebound in front eight seconds after Kupper had sat down for the 1-1 tie.

Morgan Baker got no help from the bounces in the second period as the Regina netminder had a puck bounce past her glove on what appeared to be a routine cover that allowed Chelsea Kasprick to score to give the Pronghorns the 2-1 lead at 7:37. Baker would victimized on a knuckle puck off the stick of Mackenzie Gal at 2:01 of the third period for the 3-1 Lethbridge lead. Melissa Zerr would make it a one-goal game at 15:44 after she banged in a Jaycee Magwood shot that went off both posts behind Alicia Anderson, but the Cougars would get nothing else on this night as the Pronghorns closed out the 3-2 victory! Alicia Anderson had a monster game for the Pronghorns in stopping 53 of 55 shots thrown her way for the win while Morgan Baker was on the losing end in this one.

LETHBRIDGE at REGINA: Would the Cougars bounce back after suffering their first loss of the season? With no scoring in the first, it appeared that Anderson was going to steal the show once more after making 17 saves. It would be Lethbridge who opened the scoring in the second period with Sarah Spence banging home a rebound at 4:56 past Jane Kish. Regina would find the equalizer midway through the period as Kylee Kupper split the Pronghorns defence to get in alone on Anderson and beat the netminder with a tidy deke at 10:19.

We jump to the third where Lethbridge took the lead once more. Out of the penalty box after serving a minor penalty, Keely Chalk took a long feed, went in alone on Kish, and found the back of the net through the five-hole at 3:44. The Pronghorns continued to flirt with disaster as they tried to withstand the barrage of shots coming at them, and the dam would finally break with a second to play. With Kish on the bench, Magwood's shot would be stopped as time counted down, but the rebound found Kupper's stick and she went top shelf as the horn sounded. Officials conferred and it was determined to be a good goal for the 2-2 tying goal, so we were off to overtime!

The overtime period would end 2:31 into the frame as Bailey Braden's shot went high over Anderson's glove for the winner, and Regina grabbed two points from the jaws of defeat when it appeared that Lethbridge had weathered a major storm. Instead, Jane Kish picks up her third win of the season in making 17 saves while Anderson deserved a better fate after stopping 64 of 67 shots she faced.

ALBERTA at SASKATCHEWAN: It would take 33:45 to see our first goal in this one as Lauren Zary broke the deadlock on the power-play when she found a loose puck near the crease and found room past Lindsey Post for the 1-0 Saskatchewan lead. We jump to the third period where Saskatchewan found itself on another power-play, but it was Sasha Lutz who found the back of the net past Cassidy Hendricks while shorthanded to make it a 1-1 game. Hendricks and Post would hold their lines for the remainder of regulation time, so we were off to overtime!

The first overtime period solved nothing, so they went to a second overtime period where we would see a winner! After Alberta's Abby Benning was sat down for interference, the Huskies claimed victory off Leah Bolken's shot that eluded her defender and beat Post over the blocker for the 2-1 double-OT win! Hendricks made 26 saves in the victory while Post would take the loss in this game.

ALBERTA at SASKATCHEWAN: After spending five periods on the ice the night before, what would Saturday's game hold for fans? In an almost-identical scenario, Saskatchewan opened the scoring in the second period at 4:34 when Rachel Lundberg caused a turnover and broke in on Dayna Owen. Her initial shot was denied, but she corralled her rebound and slid it past the prone netminder for the 1-0 lead while shorthanded!

It would take a 5-on-3 power-play for Alberta to break the goose egg, but they found the back of the net at 6:51 of the third period with Saskatchewan's Brooklyn Haubrich and Alyssa Dobler watching from the sin bin. Autumn MacDougall found a loose puck in a scramble in front of Cassidy Hendricks, and her shot got by the maze of legs and found the back of the net for the power-play marker and the 1-1 tie. And just like the night before, this game would need extra time to find a winner!

Overtime solved nothing. Double-overtime resulted in the same thing. That means we'd see a shootout to determine this game. Kaitlin Willoughby's deke on Owen on Saskatchewan's first attempt was all the Huskies needed as Hendricks shut the door on all three Pandas to secure the 2-1 shootout win! Hendricks picks up the win in stopping 29 of 30 shots while Owen suffered the loss despite making 22 saves on the night.

CALGARY at UBC: Things started off right for the Dinos in this one as Sasha Vafina's low shot beat Tori Micklash just 3:37 in for the 1-0 lead. The two teams would play some spirited hockey for the next 36 minutes, but the Dinos would carry the 1-0 lead into the second intermission.

And then the Thunderbirds woke up. With Calgary's Sara Craven in the penalty box, UBC's Nicole Saxvik jammed a rebound past Kelsey Roberts at 3:07 to even the score at 1-1. Kathleen Cahoun then went shelf on Roberts at 9:48 to give UBC its first lead of the night. Two minutes later, Mairead Bast scored her first CIS goal on a 5-on-3 power-play for a 3-1 lead at 11:54, and Logan Boyd would close out the scoring with an empty-net goal at 18:09 to seal the 4-1 win for UBC. Tori Micklash picked up her first CIS win in making 13 saves while Kelsey Roberts stopped 17 shots in the loss.

CALGARY at UBC: The Dinos got Saturday's game going early once again as Sara Craven put a rebound past Tori Micklash just 1:19 in, and Calgary had the early lead. We'll jump to the second period where Calgary doubled its lead on the power-play when Madison Turk's shot deflected off a defender past Micklash for the 2-0 lead at 10:35.

And then the Thunderbirds woke up. 56 seconds after Turk's goal, Nicole Saxvik went to the net and pushed a rebound past Kelsey Roberts to make it a 2-1 game. We jump to the third period where the momentum had clearly shifted in UBC's favor. Mathea Fischer converted a pass in front of the net to tie the game at 9:37, and we had a game on our hands. Mairead Bast would put UBC up with 2:03 to play with a power-play goal that she wired through traffic to make it 3-2. Micklash would handle the rest as she wrapped up her second win in as many days with the 3-2 UBC victory. Micklash stopped 14 shots for the win while Roberts made 23 stops in the loss.

MANITOBA at MOUNT ROYAL: The Bisons came into this game with a 2-0 record while Mount Royal was looking to rebound after starting the season 0-2. All the scoring in this one happened in the third period as Lauryn Keen went off for Manitoba. She made Jordan Finnie pay for her penalty by scoring 27 seconds into the period to give Manitoba the 1-0 lead, and she added a second goal at 4:07 when she went five-hole on Emma Pincott to make it 2-0. Rachel Dyck was up to the task on every Mount Royal attempt as she posted her second shutout of the season in the 2-0 victory. Dyck stopped all 20 shots sent her way while Emma Pincott made 20 saves in the loss.

MANITOBA at MOUNT ROYAL: Could Manitoba stay perfect early in this season? Saturday's game saw the scoring open at 1:34 of the second period when Erin McLean went high on Amanda Schubert to give Mount Royal the 1-0 lead. Just as she did on Friday, Lauryn Keen scored a power-play goal at 6:22 when her shot was partially stopped by Zoe DeBeauville, but the shot trickled through her and slid across the line for the 1-1 tie. 3:31 into the third period, a sharp-angle shot from Erica Rieder somehow found its way past DeBeauville for the 2-1 lead, and that would be enough of a lead for Schubert as she shut the door the rest of the way for the 2-1 win! Schubert picked up her second win of the season by stopping 17 shots while DeBeauville stopped 28 shots in the loss.

CWUAA WOMEN'S HOCKEY
School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
Manitoba
4-0-0-0
12 12 2
W4
vs REG
British Columbia
3-1-0-0
9 14 8
W2
@ ALB
Regina
2-1-1-0
8 12 7
W1
@ MAN
Saskatchewan
1-1-2-0
7 9 9
W3
@ LET
Alberta
1-0-1-2
7 11 6
L2
vs UBC
Lethbridge
1-2-0-1
4 6 13
L1
vs SAS
Calgary
0-3-0-1
1 5 16
L4
@ MRU
Mount Royal
0-4-0-0
0 3 11
L4
vs CAL

Ontario Results

I'll be honest with you in saying that I don't have time to watch every game from the OUA. I use boxscores and recaps to put together the important info, but this year I am going with highlights only as I work through this section. I'm dedicated to CIS women's hockey, but even I can't watch every game! Let's run this down.

RYERSON at BROCK: Brock opened the scoring on the power-play at 10:21 when Carley Blomberg's shot got past Rachel Seeley for the 1-0 lead. Ryerson would respond 1:05 later when Leanne Baker dented the twine behind Jensen Murphy to even the score. The second period saw no scoring, but Kailey Pearson put the Badgers up 2-1 when she scored at 1:14 of the third period. Ryerson would rally once more as Ailish Forfar scored at 11:51 to make it 2-2. This game would need extra time to find a winner, and in double-overtime Brock's Annie Berg found the back of the net with her shot to give the Brock Badgers a 3-2 double-OT win to open their season. Jensen Murphy made 42 saves in the win while Rachel Seeley's 25-save effort wasn't enough for Ryerson.

WESTERN at WINDSOR: It was almost all Western in this one. Anthea Lasis opened the scoring for the Mustangs at 10:17 when she beat Molly Jenkins. Windsor would tie the game before the end of the first period as Shawna Lesperance found the back of the net behind Katie Jacobs on the power-play at 15:38. Starting in the second period, Western rattled off five-straight goals. Alyssa Chiarello scored on the power-play at 2:27, and Lyndsay Kirkham made it 3-1 at 18:03. In the third period, Amanda Moore scored at 5:07, Kirkham added another nine seconds later, and she rounded out her hat trick on this night at 12:50 to put Western up 6-1. Lesperance would get one back for the Lancers at 14:45, but the final horn would see the Mustangs take this one by a 6-2 score. Katie Jacobs stopped 15 of 17 shots in the win while Molly Jenkins made 21 saves in the loss.

TORONTO at WATERLOO: It was all Toronto in this one. Jessica Robichaud scored at 16:56 of the first period while Taylor Day's power-play marker at 12:48 of the third period was more than enough for Valencia Yordanov to nail down her first shutout of the season in the 2-0 victory. Yordanov stopped all 23 shots she faced while Waterloo's Stephanie Sluys took the loss in stopping 31 of 33 shots.

LAURENTIAN at GUELPH: Nothing but Gryphons in this one. A scoreless first period led to Sydney Davison finding the net 1:24 into the second period. Kaitlin Lowy made it 2-0 at the 3:00 mark, and then added a shorthanded goal at 14:04 to put the Gryphons up 3-0. Kelly Gribbons got in on the scoring at 9:01 of the third period, and Davison would score her second of the game into an empty net with 13 second to play as Guelph takes this game by a 5-0 score. Valerie Lamenta was perfect on the 27 shots she faced while Karen Collins was on the losing end in this end.

UOIT at YORK: The Lions (Lionesses?) used three second-period goals to pace themselves in this one. After a scoreless first period, Kelsey McHolm scored 2:00 into the middle frame to put York up 1-0. 3:08 later, it was 2-0 on the strength of a Jenna Gray power-play goal. Justine Treadwell made it 3-0 at 7:46 with her unassisted goal. UOIT's Kassidy Nauboris drew the Ridgebacks closer with her goal at 11:39, but Erin Locke restored the three-goal lead with 1:01 to play as York skated to the 4-1 victory. Lauren Dubie needed to make only 16 saves for the win while Tori Campbell stopped 24 shots in the loss.

BROCK at WINDSOR: All the scoring happened in the first period of this game, so you'll have a pretty good idea who won this game early on. Windsor's Krystin Lawrence scored 30 seconds into the game and added her second goal at 6:36 to put the Lancers up 2-0 before the seven-minute mark. Kiana Tobia responded for Brock at 11:57 to make it a 2-1 game. From there, Morgan Farrow and Jensen Murphy took over as the goaltenders shut down the scoring. At the end of the game, the 2-1 advantage for Windsor stood as the final. Farrow made 24 saves for the win while Jensen Murphy stopped 26 shots in the loss.

NIPISSING at QUEEN'S: Alexane Papineau got the Lakers off to a lead with her goal at 5:18, but the Gaels responded 1:27 later when Hailey Wilson found the back of the net to make it 1-1 game. The second period saw the Lakers assert themselves. Kaley Tienhaara scored at 4:17 and Bronwyn Bolduc added another goal at 5:28 to make it a 3-1 game. Megan Farrell cut the deficit for Queen's to one goal at 11:03, but Nipissing's Kaitlyn McManus made it a 4-2 game at 16:41. Samantha Strassburgeradded a fifth Lakers goal at 1:32 of the third period, and Nipissing would take that score home in victory. Jacqueline Rochefort stopped 32 of 34 shots in the win while Claire Warren took the loss after surrendering five goals in 41:32 of work. Stephanie Pascal came on in relief after the fifth Lakers goal, and she went seven-for-seven in saves for Queen's.

WATERLOO at LAURIER: Laurier was first to strike in this game as Jessica Prevette beat Lauren Webber while shorthanded at 2:41 to put the Golden Hawks up 1-0. Waterloo would make their second power-play count, however, as Marissa Redmond beat Taylor Reimer at 13:09 to even the game at 1-1. Emily Woodhouse would put Laurier ahead at 13:21 with her first of the season, but Angela MacDonald would tie the game 29 seconds into the third period with the man-advantage. This game would need overtime to find a winner, and MacDonald would strike again on the power-play at 4:47 of the extra frame to give the Waterloo Warriors the 3-2 overtime victory! Reimer stopped 20 of 22 shots in the win while Webber stopped 31 shots in the loss.

YORK at QUEEN'S: It was all Gaels in this Sunday afternoon game. Katrina Manoukarakis scored on the power-play at 15:47 of the first period. Nadia Larocca added another goal at 4:23 of the second period, and Manoukarakis would round out the scoring 37 seconds later to pace Queen's to the 3-0 victory. Stephanie Pascal made 31 saves for the shutout while Lauren Dubie was good on 21 of 24 shots in the loss.

NIPISSING at UOIT: This game followed a fairly regular pattern. In the first period, Zosia Davis put Nipissing up 1-0 on the power-play at 7:16, but UOIT's Samantha Forchielli would tie the game at 15:49. Bronwyn Bolduc put the Lakers up 2-1 just 1:06 into the second period, but UOIT would respond 13 seconds later when Chelsea Ball beat Jacqueline Rochefort. The third period saw Nipissing take their third lead of the game when Brooklyn Irwin scored 1:22 into the period, but UOIT would come back for a third time when Kassidy Nauboris scored at 17:55! This game would see both overtime periods go scoreless, so a shootout would be necessary to find the winner!

Kaitlyn McManus would score on Nipissing's second attempt and Rochefort stopped all three UOIT shooters as the Lakers took this game by a 4-3 score via the shootout. Rochefort earned the win in making 33 saves while Briar Hughes suffered the loss despite making 20 saves.

OUA WOMEN'S HOCKEY
School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
Nipissing
1-0-1-0
5 9 5
W2
vs WIN/WES
Western
1-0-1-0
5 9 4
W2
@ NIP/LAU
Guelph
1-0-0-1
4 7 3
W1
vs BRO/@ TOR
Toronto
1-0-0-0
3 2 0
W1
@ RYE/vs GUE
Queen's
1-1-0-0
3 5 5
W1
@ LGH/WAT
Windsor
1-1-0-0
3 4 7
W1
@ NIP/LAU
York
1-1-0-0
3 4 4
L1
vs BRO/RYE
Brock
0-1-1-0
2 4 4
L1
@ GUE/YOR
Waterloo
0-1-1-0
2 3 4
W1
vs UOIT/QUE
Laurier
0-0-0-1
1 2 3
L1
vs QUE/UOIT
Ryerson
0-0-0-1
1 3 4
L1
vs TOR/@ YOR
UOIT
0-1-0-1
1 4 8
L2
@ WAT/LGH
Laurentian
0-1-0-0
0 0 5
L1
vs WIN/WES

Quebec Results

The RSEQ should be interesting this season as Montreal looks to stay on top, McGill and Ottawa will attempt to knock off the champs, and both Concordia and Carleton are vastly improved. While les Carabins are the favorites, the RSEQ's best team might be decided on the last weekend of the season!

OTTAWA at CONCORDIA: Marie-Pascale Bernier put the Stingers up 1-0 at 12:46 while on the power-play as she beat Maude Levesque-Ryan. Ottawa would get that one back with four seconds remaining in the period when Melissa Gregoire finished off a frenzy in front of Katherine Purchase to make it a 1-1 game. Ottawa would take the lead while on the power-play at 8:56 of the second period as Roxanne Rioux found the back of the net, but Concordia used a power-play of their own that saw Claudia Dubois dent twine at 16:10 to make it a 2-2 game.

The third period saw Ottawa jump out to a two-goal lead as Laurence Morissette and Rioux netted goals at 6:28 and 7:58, respectively. Concordia would battle back, however, as Stephanie Lalancette scored at 14:27 and Carol-Anne Gagné netted a power-play marker at 17:39 to tie the game at 4-4! This game would need extra time, but the winner would be found in the shootout! The only goal scored in the breakaway challenge was in the second round when Claudia Dubois beat Levesque-Ryan to give the Concordia Stingers the 5-4 shootout win! Katherine Purchase made 19 stops in the victory while Levesque-Ryan stopped 17 in a losing effort.

MONTREAL at CONCORDIA: A bigger challenge faced the Stingers on Sunday as Montreal rolled into town, and it didn't go well for Concordia. Montreal led 3-0 after the first period on goals by Catherine Dubois and a pair from Alexandra Labelle. Concordia's Audrey Belzile would score on the power-play at 4:46 of the third period, but Montreal responded with two additional goals as Annie Germain restored the three-goal lead at 5:22 and Labelle finished off the hat trick on the power-play at 13:43. Montreal would skate to the 5-1 victory over the Stingers to start their RSEQ season! Marie-Pier Chabot made 27 of 28 saves in the victory while Katherine Purchase took the loss after getting blitzed for three goals in the first 16:03 of this game. Briar Bache came on in relief and made 12 of 14 stops.

RSEQ WOMEN'S HOCKEY
School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
Concordia
1-1-0
2 6 9
L1
@ McG
Montreal
1-0-0
2 5 1
W1
vs McG/@ CAR>
Ottawa
0-0-1
1 4 5
L1
vs CAR
Carleton
0-0-0
0 0 0
na
@ OTT/vs MON
McGill
0-0-0
0 0 0
na
@ MON/vs CON

Maritime Results

There was one lone game on Friday to start the schedule for the AUS with Saturday and Sunday featuring a full slate of games. St. Mary's, Moncton, and St. Thomas were separated by two points at the final standings last season. Would we see that kind of race to the end this year in the AUS?

UPEI at MOUNT ALLISON: The Panthers and Mounties kicked things off for the AUS on Friday, but it wasn't much of a game. Maria Clinton scored the first AUS goal this season when she beat Keri Martin at 5:09 to put UPEI up 1-0. Corneila Geib would double that lead late in the period with her goal at 18:48, and the Panthers would take the 2-0 lead into the intermission.

Mount Allison would cut the deficit in half early in the second period as Kara Anthony beat Marie-Soleil Deschenes on the power-play just 40 seconds into the period, and it was a 2-1 game. The score would remain at that count until 2:02 of the third period when Geib added her second of the game to make it 3-1. The score would move to 4-1 as Sydnee Baker scored for UPEI, and that would end Keri Martin's night as Lindsay Wray came on in relief for Mount Allison. Just to add a little salt to the wound, Faith Steeves scored with three second remaining as UPEI takes the opener by a 5-1 score. Deschenes earned the win in stopping 34 of 35 shots sent her way. Martin would take the loss in 47:29 of work while Wray stopped 4 of 5 shots in relief.

UPEI at DALHOUSIE: Dalhousie opened the scoring in this game just 1:40 in when Victoria MacIntosh scored on Marie-Soleil Deschenes to put the Tigers up 1-0. We jump ahead to the second period where UPEI finds the equalizer off the stick of Alisha MacDonald who beat Mati Barrett at 7:48 to make it 1-1. Dalhousie answers back on a power-play as Laura Brooks find the back of the net at 14:04 and the Tigers took the 2-1 lead into the intermission.

In the third period, MacDonald was at it again, scoring her second of the night to make it a 2-2 game at 8:21, and neither goaltender would allow another prior to the horn. Overtime was on the menu, and UPEI ate it up! Cornelia Geib scored for the third time on the weekend at 3:02 of overtime to push the Panthers past the Tigers! Marie-Soleil Deschenes improves to 2-0-0 on the season with a 38-save performance while Mati Barrett took the loss after making 28 saves.

SAINT MARY'S at ST. THOMAS: The Tommies jumped out to an early 2-0 lead as they got to Rebecca Clark in the opening minutes. Stephanie Ford scored at 1:09 and Alex Woods added another at 2:20 for the Tommies. The second period would see the script flipped as Breanna Lanceleve got the Huskies on the board after she beat Taylor Cook at 9:56. The Huskies would strike again a few minutes later when Caitlyn Manning scored at 13:02 turning the former 2-0 Tommies lead into a 2-2 tie through 40 minutes.

It appeared that St. Thomas may have done enough to win this game when Emily Oleksuk scored at 16:56, but the Huskies rallied once more to salvage at least a point. Breanna Lanceleve scored with 0.9 seconds remaining to push this game into overtime! The Tommies, however, would not be denied of a win on this night as Woods picked up her second goal of the game at 2:09 of the overtime period to give St. Thomas the win! Taylor Cook stopped 19 of 22 shots sent her way in the win while Rebecca Clark suffered the loss.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER at MONCTON: StFX jumped out to a lead before the water had frozen on the ice! Daley Oddy found room past Gabrielle Forget just 58 seconds into the game to put the X-Women up 1-0. For the rest of the period, though, les Aigles Bleues were all over the scoresheet. Karine Roy scored at 3:54, Janie Poitras scored at 15:40, and Cassandra Labrie tacked on power-play goal with 12 seconds to play as Moncton took a 3-1 lead into the intermission. Moncton would extend that lead in the second period when Katryne Villeneuve found the back of the at 16:44 to make it 4-1.

The third period saw the X-Women on a mission as they looked to close the gap and salvage something from this game. Emily Power made it a 4-2 game on the power-play at the 11:00 mark, but Moncton answered back 1:12 later when Marie-Pier Corriveau netted her first of the season to make it 5-2. Jenna MacDonald would score for StFX with 28 seconds remaining, but it was too little and too late for any sort of comeback as the Aigles Bleues picked up the 5-3 win. Gabrielle Forget made 31 saves in the game for the win while Pascale Daigle took the loss.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER at ST. THOMAS: StFX was looking to rebound from their loss the night before while St. Thomas looked to continue its winning ways! Lauren Henman opened the scoring for the Tommies late in the first period when she beat Carley Molnar at 18:12 for the 1-0 lead. Daley Oddy tied the game up at 4:35 when she beat Abby Clarke, but Henman would strike again at 8:49 to restore St. Thomas' lead! With 38 seconds remaining in the period, however, Nicole Halladay erased the lead once more as these two teams went into the locker rooms knotted at 2-2 after 40 minutes!

The X-Women opened the third period with a goal as Connor Garagan found the back of the net just 46 seconds into the period for the 3-2 lead! After throwing everything they could at Molnar, St. Thomas finally broke through at 15:12 when Emily Oleksuk scored! A late penalty cost the X-Women as well as Teah Anderson netted a power-play goal with 1:59 to play to put the Tommies up 4-3, and StFX poured on the pressure. However, with Molnar on the bench for the extra attacker, Samantha Squires dumped the puck into the undefended net to give the Tommies the 5-3 victory! Abby Clarke stopped 18 of 21 shots for the win while Carly Molnar stopped 33 of 37 shots in the loss.

DALHOUSIE at MOUNT ALLISON: It seems everyone in the AUS likes scoring quick goals! Mount Allison jumped on this trend as Kelsey MacDougall potted one behind Mati Barrett just 54 seconds in, and the Mounties owned a 1-0 lead. That would be the only goal in the opening frame, so we'll jump to the second period where Dalhousie's Victoria MacIntosh tied the game up at the 8:50 mark after she beat Keri Martin. Kara Anthony made that tie short-lived as she notched a power-play goal at 12:34 to put the Mounties up 2-1, and Jessica Campbell would make it a 3-1 game at 17:01. With no scoring in the third period, this game would end in Mount Allison's favor in a 3-1 victory! Keri Martin picks up her first win of the season in stopping 38 of 39 shots while Mati Barrett falls in this one despite making 31 saves.

SAINT MARY'S at MONCTON: The second periods saw all the scoring in this one. Hayley Hallihan put the Huskies up at 2:32 when her shot found room past Gabrielle Forget for the 1-0 lead. Katherine Dubuc responded on then power-play for Moncton as he shot found the net behind Rebecca Clark at 11:48 for the 1-1 tie.

Now, you might have noticed above that I said second periods - plural - when talking about the scoring? This game would go to overtime, and, in the second overtime period, Nicole Blanche ripped a shot past Clark at the 3:40 mark to give the Huskies the 2-1 double-OT win! Rebecca Clark picked up her first win in making 22 saves while Forget was strong in the Moncton net as she made 41 saves but still took the loss.

AUS WOMEN'S HOCKEY
School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
St. Thomas
2-0-0
4 9 6
W2
@ UPEI/vs MAU
UPEI
2-0-0
4 8 3
W2
vs STU/@ SMU
Moncton
1-0-1
3 6 5
L1
@ DAL/StFX
Saint Mary's
1-0-1
3 5 5
W1
@ MAU/vs UPEI
Mount Allison
1-1-0
2 4 6
W1
vs SMU/@ STU
Dalhousie
0-1-1
1 3 6
L2
@ StFX/vs MON
StFX
0-2-0
0 6 10
L2
vs DAL/MON

There are your updates for the first full weekend of CIS hockey in 2016-17! Get down to your local university and check out some of the awesome women's hockey action all season long!

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