Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Rundown: Week 3

Wow. This week's look into CIS hockey saw upsets, failures, two leagues getting underway, and a pile of hockey action. Canada West saw some serious upheaval in its standings thanks to a few teams winning and losing, and there are some definite issues that a few teams need to solve moving forward. Let's get rolling on this week's CIS Rundown!

Canada West Results

REGINA at ALBERTA - GAME ONE: Regina, in the top-half of the standings, was looking to continue their strong play early in this season while Alberta was looking to jump into the top-half of the standings. It wasn't until 3:05 into the second period when Regina got on the board when Meghan Sherven's beat a defender down the ice and her backhander from the face-off circle beat Lindsey Post for the 1-0 lead. Autumn MacDougall would tie the game up at 13:33, coverting Alex Poznikoff feed into the slot. The Cougars would go into the intermission up 2-1, however, when current Canada West leading scorer Emma Waldenberger found room past Post off a rebound with 57 seconds left in the period.

Alberta tied up the game just 5:28 into the third period when Poznikoff took the puck out of the corner and ripped a wrist shot from the slot to even the game at 2-2. However, with 6:34 to play, Caitlin Dempsey went high on Lindsey Post with the man-advantage for the 3-2 lead which would stand as the final score. Toni Ross records the win while Lindsey Post takes the loss.

REGINA at ALBERTA - GAME TWO: Alberta needed to grab a win after dropping three-straight games or they would be in dangerous territory approaching November. The Pandas would open the scoring with 3:29 left in the opening period when Alex Poznikoff went shelf on a backhand on a 2-on-1 for the 1-0 lead. 1:50 later, it was 2-0 when Janelle Froehler hammered home a one-timer on the power-play.

Carleen Meszaros would tally the only marker of the second period when she was able to fire a puck past Lindsey Post at 12:25 to cut the deficit to 2-1, but the Pandas would roar back in the third period when Alex Poznikoff tucked a shot through Toni Ross' pads while on the doorstep, making it 3-1 at the 6:21 mark. Kylie Gavelin would score on the power-play for the Cougars just 1:08 later, but Ashley Morin's unassisted effort at 11:51 would seal the deal in the 4-2 win. Lindsey Post picks up the win while Toni Ross would record the loss.

UBC at CALGARY - GAME ONE: The Dinos returned home for their home opener whiel UBC was looking to crash the party in Calgary, and they certainly got off to a good start. While on the power-play at 13:22, Mikayla Ogrodniczuk fired a low point shot at Hayley Dowling that Kathleen Cahoon got a stick on and deflected for the 1-0 lead.

It was nearly the same script just 3:21 into the second period when Cailey Hay's low point shot was stopped, but Nicole Saxvik potted the rebound for the 2-0 lead for UBC. If it ain't broke, don't fix it as Rebecca Unrau's initial shot was stopped by Dowling, but Stephanie Schaupmeyer popped the rebound behind the netminder for the 3-0 lead at 12:34 of the second. The third period only saw one goal scored and it was into an empty net as Cahoon fired a wrister through a few players to find the twine, icing the 4-0 game for the Thunderbirds. Samantha Langford stopped all 15 shots she faced for the shutout and the win while Dowling was the goalie of note in the loss.

UBC at CALGARY - GAME TWO: Calgary needed a response after being shutout on home ice the night before while UBC looked to build on a solid win. Calgary would get things started when Iya Gavrilova fired a shot from the slot that Samantha Langford got a piece of but couldn't stop for the 1-0 Calgary lead at 6:17. UBC's Melissa Goodwin found Kathleen Cahoon wide open in front of Sarah Murray, and she buried her shot at 14:54 to even the game at 1-1.

The rest of the game was all UBC as Nicole Saxvik put UBC up 2-1 when she ripped a shot stick side on Murray at 13:36 of the second period. 3:21 later, Katie Zinn found a loose puck in traffic in front of the Calgary net and she put her shot past Murray for the 3-1 lead. Rebecca Unrau would add a goal with 34 seconds to play in the third period to make it a 4-1 UBC victory. Langford records the win while Sarah Murray took the loss.

SASKATCHEWAN at LETHBRIDGE - GAME ONE: Lethbridge was looking to continue their perfect ways in welcoming Saskatchewan while the Huskies wanted to gain ground on the first-place Pronghorns. Just 59 seconds in, Alicia Anderson fumbled a rebound and Kennedy Harris banged home the loose puck for the 1-0 Huskies lead. Lethbridge would draw even when Brett Campbell went shelf on the glove side that Cassidy Hendricks had no chance in stopping for the 1-1 tie at 13:28. The Pronghorns went up 2-1 before the break as Mackenzie Gal picked up a loose puck in the Huskies' zone and rung it off the post and in behind Hendricks at 18:11.

Julia Flinton's point shot was redirected by Courtney Cormack at 3:22 of the second period for the 2-2 equalizer. However, at 16:23, Keely Chalk's shot was stopped by Hendricks, but the rebound found Katelyn Breitkreuz in the slot and she made no mistake for the 3-2 lead. The Huskies would draw even once more in the third period as Julia Flinton's shot was stopped, but Kaitlin Willoughby evened the score at 3-3 on the rebound at 14:24. The two teams would remained tied through to the end of regulation, so it was off to overtime!

It didn't take long to find a winner. Saskatchewan's Julia Flinton was whistled for goalie interference at 2:04, and the Pronghorns would make the Huskies pay. Jocelyn Sabourin poked a puck loose in the neutral zone as Saskatchewan was making a change, and her partial breakaway had enough to get through Hendricks and trickle across the line for the overtime power-play winner at 3:12 for the 4-3 overtime victory! Alicia Anderson earned the win while Cassidy Hendricks took the loss in overtime.

SASKATCHEWAN at LETHBRIDGE - GAME TWO: The two teams would play a very even first period with no goals being scored, but Saskatchewan was out in front in shots recorded as they outshot the Pronghorns 15-7. Just 1:11 into the second period, Kennedy Harris' rather innocent-looking low wrist shot seemed to handcuff Alicia Anderson as Saskatchewan took the 1-0 lead. 21 seconds later, it would be 2-0 when Alyssa Dobler's initial shot was stopped by Anderson, but Rachel Johnson swept the puck past the outstretched netminder. The Pronghorns would get one back on a two-man advantage when Tricia Van Vaerenbergh teed one up from the top of the face-off circle that Cassidy Hendricks didn't see due to the screen at 7:21. However, a two-man advantage for the Huskies would restore the two-goal lead as Kori Herner's shot at 14:50 found daylight past Anderson for the 3-1 lead.

A scoreless third period would see the Pronghorns' streak come to an end at five wins as the Huskies hand Lethbridge their first loss in a 3-1 game. Hendricks picks up the win while Anderson dropped her first decision of the season.

MOUNT ROYAL at MANITOBA - GAME ONE: For one of the team thought to be a contender to the Canada West crown, the Bisons have found themselves in a funk offensively for a week. The winless Mount Royal Cougars came to town, and these two teams battled it out to see how little each could score. The first game in this two-game set had just a single goal scored, and it didn't happen until 5:45 of the third period. Kennedy Bozek crashed the net as she spied a Hali Reardon rebound sitting in front of Rachel Dyck, and she was able to chip it over the sprawled goalie for her first CIS goal and the only goal scored on this night. Jess Ross stopped all 31 shots sent her way for the shutout as the Mount Royal Cougars knocked the monkey off their backs with the 1-0 win while Rachel Dyck took the loss for Manitoba.

MOUNT ROYAL at MANITOBA - GAME TWO: This game was all about the man-advantage. We go to the second period where the Bisons struck first. Alanna Sharman fired a low shot from a long the goal line that Alana Serhan got her stick on at 9:12, and Bisons had the 1-0 lead on the power-play marker. A rather questionable kneeing call on Alana Serhan would send Mount Royal to the power-play at 11:19. 20 seconds later, a set play where Mairi Sorensen's low point shot was purposely shot wide was redirected by Sarah Weninger to the front of the net where Rachel Piitz tapped the puck past Amanda Schubert in the blue paint for the 1-1 equalizer.

A two-man advantage would decide this game as Manitoba's Erica Reider and Erin Kucheravy would be sent to the penalty box for interference and hooking, respectively. Shortly after those two got settled, Reider would be set free as Channia Alexander made a good move down low and threw a pass into the crease where Carley Bertram tipped the puck through Schubert's five-hole, and Mount Royal had the 2-1 lead with just 4:11 to play. Emma Pincott wouldn't allow anything else to get past her, and Mount Royal sweeps the weekend set with the 2-1 win. Amanda Schubert was handed the loss.


Throw everything I predicted out the window earlier this season. There are problems in Alberta, Manitoba, and Calgary, and those three teams need to get their problems sorted quickly if they want to play for a CWUAA playoff spot. Here are the updated standings. Please note that the records are shown in wins-losses-overtime wins-overtime losses as wins are worth three points, overtime wins are worth two, and overtime losses are worth one point.
School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
14 16 11
13 15 11
vs REG
British Columbia
11 16 9
vs MAN
11 20 14
Mount Royal
7 7 11
vs ALB
6 14 13
6 8 12
4 9 24
vs LET

★★★ Three Stars ★★★

1. Samantha Langford (UBC) - One shutout, two wins, and UBC is back into the top-three in the Canada West standings. The netminder had a large hand in getting UBC on the right track once again.

2. Kathleen Cahoun (UBC) - Three goals on the weekend were also pretty crucial in UBC attack. Cahoun hadn't scored previous to this weekend, but her three goals were big in helping the Thunderbirds to two victories.

3. Channia Alexander (MRU) - While she only had a single assist, Channia Alexander provided exactly what Mount Royal needed from its blue line. She was tough to play against, she skated the puck out of her own zone with ease, and was constantly a threat in the Manitoba zone. Alexander may only have had one point, but she did everything else well in helping the Cougars win the two-game set.

Ontario Results

Let's run through these results quickly.

NIPISSING at YORK: Kaley Tienhaara opened the scoring for Nipissing on the power-play in the first period at the 15:00 mark. Sam Strassburger added a shorthanded marker at 13:44 of the second period. Stacey Henshaw added an even-strength marker at 14:40 of the third period, and Nipissing skated to the 3-0 victory. Jacqueline Rochefort picked up the victory and the 24-save shutout while Megan Lee took the loss.

QUEEN'S at TORONTO: Kyla Crouse put Queen's up 1-0 just 45 seconds into the third period, but Toronto's Sonja Weidenfelder evened the game up with 3:19 to play. This game would see no scoring through the remainder of the third period and both overtime periods, so we'd settle it in a shootout. Queen's would send three shooters up with nothing to report, and Toronto's third shooter in Taylor Day beat Caitlyn Lahonen for the 2-1 shootout victory. Lahonen takes the loss while Valencia Yordanov picks up the win.

WINDSOR at LAURIER: Madison MacCulloch put Laurier on the board 5:17 into the game. Shawna Lesperance would tie the game up at 11:40. Windsor would take the lead just 4:13 later when Hillary Hettwer made it 2-1 on her goal. From there, it was all Laurier. MacCulloch picked up her second goal at 9:30 of the second period to make it 2-2. Jessie Hurrell put Laurier up 3-2 at the 13:53 mark of the third period, and Jessica Prevette would ice the game with 55 seconds to play for the 4-2 Laurier victory. Hannah Slater was saddled with the loss while Lauren Webber records the win.

UOIT at RYERSON: Just 3:02 in, Karli Nummikoski put Ryerson up 1-0. 1:53 later, it was 1-1 thanks to a Nicole Gorda marker. After a clean sheet through the second period, Karli Nummikoski's power-play goal at 3:24 and Madison Martin's power-play goal at 3:41 put Ryerson up 3-1 after UOIT's netminder Tori Campbell was assessed a double-minor for a check to the head. UOIT would rally, though, as Chelsea Ball cut the deficit to 3-2 at 7:46, and UOIT would complete the comeback 32 seconds later when Mikaeli Cavell's shot made it 3-3. We'd see another shootout decide a game in Ontario, and UOIT's Nicole Gorda and Samantha Forchielli would score while Tori Campbell would shut the door on Ryerson's shooters. Campbell records the win while Alex Armstrong took the loss.

NIPISSING at BROCK: Nipissing would pitch a second-straight shutout on this day as Molly Sipprell's power-play goal and Janica Vossos' even-strength goal in the second period is all the offence that the Lakers would need. Jacqueline Rochefort records her second-straight win and shutout in stopping all 27 Brock shots while Stephanie Loukes takes the loss.

WINDSOR at WATERLOO: Windsor's Shawna Lesperance opened the scoring at 11:49, but Waterloo would even the game on Stephanie Digness' power-play goal just 52 seconds later. Waterloo's Courtney Simpson would put the Warriors up 2-1 on her goal at 8:07 of the second period, but Windsor would respond on the power-play when Shailyn Waites scored at 10:39. Waterloo, though, would score the next three goals as Alison Hanson scored at 11:02 of the second, Siobhan Hewitt-Kenda scored at 2:17 of the third, and Paula Lagamba would add the fifth Waterloo goal at 16:07 of the final frame for the 5-2 victory. Rebecca Bouwhuis records the win while Ingrid Sandven was on the losing end.

QUEEN'S at RYERSON: Courtenay Jacklin put Queen's up 1-0 with just 31 seconds to play in the first period and Taryn Pilon's power-play marker 10:19 into the third period is all Caitlyn Lahonen would need as she records the shutout in a 2-0 victory. Lahonen stopped all 30 shots she faced in the victory while Ally Sarna was the goalie of note in the loss.

UOIT at TORONTO: Toronto set the pace in this game as Autumn Garnham at 9:51 and Sonja Weidenfelder on the power-play at 14:03 has the Varsity Blues out to a 2-0 lead. Kassandra Roache would make it 3-0 at 13:39 of the second period, and all UOIT could get back was a Mikaeli Cavell goal with 5:02 to play as Toronto skates to the 3-1 victory. Valencia Yordanov picked up the win while Cassie Charette took the loss.

LAURENTIAN at YORK: Lots of goals in this one. York's Sarai Whitty opened the scoring at 6:23. Laurentian's Brooklyn Davis tied the game at 15:10. Just 1:54 later, Rianna Langford put York back up 2-1. Jenna Gray made it 3-1 for York 3:16 into the second period, but Laurentian answered back 34 seconds later when Sara Habal. 35 seconds after that, Nicole Vigilanti evened the score at 3-3 with her goal to square everything up. However, York would go back up by a pair before the end of the period with goals by Dana Somerville at 15:59 and Erin Locke at 16:39. The two teams would trade chances in the third period, but the final score ended up 5-3 in favor of York. Eva Hall picked up the win while Emily Toffoli was given the loss.

GUELPH at LAURIER: Danielle Wark opened the scoring for Guelph at 18:28 of the second period, and Jessie Hurrell added an empty-netter at 19:06 of the third period as Guelph downed Laurier by a 2-0 score. Lauren Webber recorded the shutout and the win while Valerie Lamenta absorbed the loss.

LAURENTIAN at BROCK: There was no scoring in this defensive struggle until overtime, so this update will be quick. Laura Neu found some room at 4:21 of the extra frame for the winner as Brock wins 1-0. Jensen Murphy records the shutout with a 42-save performance in the win while Laura Deller takes the overtime loss.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
11 10 4
10 7 3
9 11 5
8 10 10
7 11 6
7 7 10
6 8 4
6 8 5
@ WAT/vs BRO
5 4 5
vs LAU/@ GUE
5 9 11
3 8 11
1 4 12
0 5 16
vs TOR

Quebec Results

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CONCORDIA at MONTREAL: Claudia Dubois opened the scoring for Concordia at 7:35 of the first period for the 1-0 lead. Montreal's Catherine Dubois evened the score at 14:51 with her goal. Concordia's Kerianne Schofield put the Stingers back up 2-1 at 14:51 of the third period, and Katherine Purchase wouldn't allow anything else past her as the Stingers downed the Carabins 2-1. Purchase picked up the win while Elodie Rousseau-Sirois was charged with the loss.

CARLETON at OTTAWA: Ottawa opened the scoring at 11:39 of the first when Cindy Laurin potted her first of the season. Carleton responded 3:40 later when Nicole Miners found the back of the net. Roxanne Rioux restored the one-goal lead at 18:10, and that's all we'd see on the scoresheet. Maude Levesque-Ryan and Katelyn Steele held their respective ground at both ends of the ice, but Ottawa would prevail 2-1 as Levesque-Ryan earned the win while Steele fell.

OTTAWA at CONCORDIA: Ottawa's Roxanne Rioux opened the scoring 3:35 in. Concordia's Emily Even squared the game up at 16:19. Claudia Dubois made it 2-1 for Concordia on the power-play just 49 seconds into the third period, and Samantha Rhainds made it 3-1 at 3:36. Devon Thompson scored an empty-netter at 17:46, but Rioux scored her second of the game and third of the season with 53 seconds to play. Concordia would allow no addtional goals, and they skated to the 4-2 win. Katherine Purchase picked up her second win of the season while Maude Levesque-Ryan dropped her record to 1-1.

MONTREAL at CARLETON: This game was all Montreal. In the first period, Alexandra Paradis scored at :52, Laurie Mercier scored a shorthanded goal at 5:27, and Ariane Barker scored at 10:20 to pace Montreal to the 1-0 first-period lead. Alexandra Labelle made it 4-0 at 3:10 of the second and she added a power-play goal at 17:31 in the third period to pace the Carabins to the 5-0 win. Marie-Pier Chabot recorded the 20-save shutout while Katelyn Steele suffered the loss in this game.

Maritime Results

Again, we'll speed through these games.

UPEI at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER: Emily Power got X-Women on the board at 18:15 to open the AUS scoring. The second period, however, was all UPEI as Cornelia Geib scored at 10:19, Samantha Sweet scofred at 14:34, and Lindsay Johnston scored at 16:12 to put the Panthes on top at 3-1. Neither team would dent the twine in the third period, and the Panthers would skate to the 3-1 victory. Marie-Soliel Deschenes would earn the win while Sojung Shin was credited with the loss.

SAINT MARY'S at MONCTON: Ready for some goals? Moncton's Natacha Bergeron got the scoring going at 2:05. 25 seconds later, Hayley Halilihan tied the game for Saint Mary's. Moncton's Veronic Thibeault would score at 5:15 and Marie-Pier Corriveau added a power-play goal at 7:54 to put Moncton up 3-1 before the game was eight minutes old.

Saint Mary's Breanna Lanceleve would pull the Huskies within one goal just 3:08 into the second period, but the two-goal lead would be restored 27 seconds later when Moncton's Marie-Pier Arsenault netted her first of the season. At 10:52, Moncton would make it a three-goal advantage when Jodie Dupere potted a power-play goal, but Saint Mary's would get one back before the period's end when Laura Polak scored a power-play goal at 11:10 to make it a 5-3 score.

Corriveau would notch her second goal of the game 1:56 into the third for the 6-3 lead, but Saint Mary's rallied back as Mary Worndl scored at 11:44 and Laura Polak scored her second of the game at 16:44 to make it 6-5. But Moncton would hold the one-goal lead through to the final horn for the victory. Emilie Bouchard picks up the victory while Rebecca Clark gets hit with the loss.

DALHOUSIE at ST. THOMAS: St. Thomas would do all the scoring and stopping in this one. Teah Anderson scored at 3:20 in the second period while Lauren Henman scored with 1:36 to play in the third for the 2-0 victory. Abby Clarke earned the win with the 25-save shutout while Mati Barrett accepted the loss.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER at MOUNT ALLISON: The X-Women got on the board first as Daley Oddy recorded her first goal at 10:29 in the opening frame. The Mounties would get one back at the start of the second period when Jennifer Bell chipped in a goal at 4:30, but the X-Women would close out the remaining fifteen minutes with two more goals as Emily Power scored a power-play goal at 5:39 and Taylor Dale scored at 16:58 to make it 3-1. Mount Allison's Rhiannon Ford scored at 3:57 and StFX's Emily Power scored at 4:31, and that would do it as StFX skated to the 4-2 win. Pascale Daigle recorded the win while Keri Martin took the loss.

SAINT MARY'S at ST. THOMAS: The Huskies got on the board first when Caitlyn Schell tallied a shorthanded marker at 12:13. The Tommies responded with a power-play goal at 16:35 when Becky Connor found the back of the net. St. Thomas would make it a 2-1 game when Emily Francis scored at 4:17, and it was 3-1 when Kelty Apperson scored at 10:04. Laura Polak would get one back for the Huskies at 16:32, but a St. Thomas goal by Lauren Henman at 18:25 of the third period killed any chance of a comeback as the Tommies won 4-2. Taylor Cook picked up the win while Justine McIntosh took the loss.

DALHOUSIE at MONCTON: Let's just chalk this one up quickly. Katryne Villeneuve at 41 seconds, Katherine Dubuc on the power-play at 6:00, Kaitlyn Gallaway at 6:46, and Cassandra Labrie at 16:18 on the power-play staked Moncton to a 4-0 lead in the second period. Kaitlyn Gallaway added another goal at 1:17 in the third period before Dalhousie's Marita Alfieri broke the shutout at 15:50. Jodie Dupere would add one more power-play goal for Moncton at 17:36 as the Aigles Bleus skated to the 6-1 win. Gabrielle Forget earned the win while Jessica Severeyns recorded the loss.

MOUNT ALLISON at UPEI: It was all UPEI in this one as Kiana Strand scored a power-play goal at 9:51 of the first period and added a second goal at 2:52 in the third period. Marie-Soliel Deschenes stopped all 25 shots she faced for the win and the shutout while Keri Martin was the goalie of note in the loss.

There is a complete rundown of all the games in all four conferences from this past weekend. There's a ton of info and names on this article, so go slowly as you read through the various recaps. More hockey actions starts up this weekend, so check your schedules and head down to your local university for some great CIS hockey action!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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