Sunday, 1 November 2015

The Rundown - Week 5

I will say this upfront: shocking results in this week's rundown of CIS women's hockey games. There was a breakout performance by one player, a team that absolutely whitewashed a division leader, and some rather disappointing results depending on which team you follow. In the end, the standings have shifted as we saw a scary weekend of hockey from a number of teams.

Canada West Results

UBC at REGINA - GAME ONE: Both teams were looking to climb higher in the standings in terms of chasing down Lethbridge and Saskatchewan. Rebecca Unrau potted a rebound and her seventh goal of the season past Toni Ross to put UBC up 1-0 at 8:52 of the first period. Regina would even the score just 17 seconds into the second period when Kylie Gavelin scored her third of the season shorthanded off a two-on-one. They would take the lead at 5:07 when Brooklyn Moskowy's one-timer was ripped past Samantha Langford for the 2-1 Cougars advantage. However, Logan Boyd would tie the game up at 7:35 in the third period when she unleashed a slapshot that Ross couldn't handle, and the game would see the 2-2 would hold true until the final horn.

The first overtime period would solve nothing between the two teams, so it was off to a second overtime period. 56 seconds into the fifth period, we'd find ourselves a winner. A brutal turnover in front of Langford would find the twine when Kylie Gavelin ripped home her second of the game and fourth of the season for the 3-2 double-overtime win! Toni Ross picks up the victory while Langford would take the loss in this game.

UBC at REGINA - GAME TWO: UBC was looking for a bounce-back after dropping the double-overtime game while Regina was looking to take five of six points. It looked good for the Cougars early on when Brooklyn Moskowy's shot through the Kylie Gavelin screen beat Danielle Dube for the 1-0 Cougars lead at 8:07. The score would carry through to 4:43 of the second period when UBC's Mikayla Ogrodniczuk ripped a slapshot past a screen Toni Ross for the 1-1 equalizer. 22 minutes later, Jenna Carpenter-Boesch took a pass on the wing, made a gorgeous move around the defender, and beat Ross on the backhand at 6:43 of the third for the 2-1 UBC lead. Kathleen Cahoon would add an empty-netter as UBC wins 3-1. Danielle Dube picks up the win while Toni Ross took the loss.

SASKATCHEWAN at ALBERTA - GAME ONE: Saskatchewan was looking for points as they challenge for first-place in Canada West while Alberta was looking to jump into the top-half of the standings. The Huskies would get on the board first when Julia Flinton's rising wrist shot found its way over Lindsey Post's shoulder at the 4:22 mark for the 1-0 lead. Cayle Dillon would tie the game for Alberta at 3:25 of the second period off a good pass play that Cassidy Hendricks just couldn't stop, but Kaitlin Willoughby would restore the Huskies' one-goal lead with 26 seconds to play in the middle frame when she ripped a shot high past Post.

At 12:11 of the third period, we'd see the game knotted up at 2-2 when Ashley Morin's shot found its way through a maze of traffic and past Hendricks. The final horn in regulation would sound, and we'd be off to overtime at 2-2. And then off to double-overtime at 2-2. And then off to the shootout where we'd find a winner. Hendricks would stop all three shooters she faced and Julia Flinton would score high on Post on Saskatchewan's first shot to give the Huskies the 3-2 shootout win. Hendricks would pick up the victory while Post would take the loss.

SASKATCHEWAN at ALBERTA - GAME TWO: Alberta was looking for the split to salvage the weekend while Saskatchewan was looking to improve upon their lead in the conference. It appeared the momentum would carry over into this game as Leah Bohlken tipped a point shot past Dayna Owen for the opening goal at 7:39. However, it was all Alberta from that point on. Sasha Lutz at 16:59, Alex Poznikoff at 18:38, and Amy Helfrich at 19:21 put the Pandas up 3-1 as Cassidy Hendricks was blitzed by the Pandas offence in the final 3:01 of the period.

The third period would see Poznikoff pick up her second goal at 4:24 and Erinn Baddock would add another at 9:25 as Owen handled everything that Saskatchewan threw at her after the Bohlken goal as Alberta wins 5-1. Owen picks up the win while Hendricks takes the loss.

CALGARY at MANITOBA - GAME ONE: Both teams needed points desperately as the Bisons and Dinos met in Winnipeg. It would be the Bisons who would capitalize first as Tasmine Hemmingway tipped a Celine Caron shot past Carissa Fischer for the 1-0 lead just 5:17 into the game. Megan Grenon would get Calgary on the board at 6:49 when her point shot beat a heavily-screened Rachel Dyck for the 1-1 equalizer. Manitoba would regain the lead just 1:15 later when Fischer mishandled a puck and put it on the tape of Hemmingway who made no mistake in depositing the puck in the open net for the 2-1 lead. Calgary head coach Danielle Goyette would replace Fischer with Sarah Murray following that goal.

Calgary would square this game up in the second period as Iya Gavrilova made a beautiful move around Erica Rieder and went forehand-backhand to deke Rachel Dyck while shorthanded to make it 2-2. We would see one last goal with 2:58 remaining in the game. With a delayed penalty being called on Calgary, a scramble play saw Alana Serhan put the puck on net and the rebound would find Nicole McGlenen off to the right side of the crease where she fired home the game-winner. Manitoba would take the win by a 3-2 score with Rachel Dyck picking up the victory while Sarah Murray would be assessed the loss.

CALGARY at MANITOBA - GAME TWO: Manitoba came out in a new look as they wore pink and black in support of breast cancer initiatives in the province! As you can see by the picture, one of the Bisons modeled the jersey while showing off a number of pucks. For a Halloween game, it was a scary afternoon for the Dinos whenever Venla Hovi was on the ice for Manitoba. This game had very little scoring outside of Hovi's amazing afternoon, so let's work through this quickly.

Hovi, the Finnish Olympian, scored shorthanded at 1:56 before adding her second of the game on a two-on-one where she ripped home a slapshot at 7:49. Courtlyn Oswald would tap home an Alanna Sharman feed through Sarah Murray's five-hole at 6:47 of the second period before Hovi added a her third of the game on a deflection while on the power-play at 9:54 for the first Manitoba hat trick of the season. Hovi would score her fourth of the game when she redirected a Lauryn Keen cross-ice pass past Murray for the 5-0 lead which Manitoba would carry through to the final horn. Amanda Schubert would stop all 14 shots she saw for the shutout and win while Murray took the loss.

MOUNT ROYAL at LETHBRIDGE - GAME ONE: Lehtbridge was looking to maintain their hold on first-place in Canada West while Mount Royal needed wins if they hoped to make up ground in November. Surprisingly, only one team showed up for this game. Elisha Cunningham opened the scoring for Mount Royal on the power-play at 13:10. The second period was exactly like the first period as Elisha Cunningham scored a second power-play goal 35 seconds into the middle frame. Channia Alexander would add another Cougars goal at 4:25 of the third period, and Talia Terry would finish off the scoring at 13:24 as Mount Royal out-everything-ed the Lethbridge Pronghorns on this night in the 4-0 victory.

Jess Ross stopped all 22 shots she faced for the shutout and win while Alicia Anderson took the loss as Lethbridge falls out of first-place in Canada West for the first time this season!

MOUNT ROYAL at LETHBRIDGE - GAME TWO: Lethbridge was shutout on home ice by the seventh-place team. There was a sense they'd right that wrong in a big way on Halloween. Everyone but the Cougars got that message. Hali Reardon scored at 16:51 of the first period, Maggie Shykula-Ross scored at 11:30 of the second period, and Jordan Finnie hit the empty net with 42 seconds to play as the Cougars blanked the Pronghorns for the second-straight game in Lethbridge!

Emma Pincott stopped all 20 shots thrown her way for the shutout and the victory while Jessica Lohues took the loss as Lethbridge loses two in a row for the first time all season and will find themselves in second-place for the next two weeks as Canada West women's hockey is on a bye week.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
20 26 22
19 24 22
British Columbia
18 24 18
16 24 18
15 21 17
14 28 26
Mount Royal
13 15 14
5 15 40

★★★ Three Stars ★★★

1. Venla Hovi (MAN) - Pretty sure a four-goal game will get her nominations on any weekend. Hovi, who has played just four games after suffering an injury, now has four goals on nine shots. If she's found her legs, she could be dangerous for the Bisons.

2. Alex Poznikoff (ALB) - The rookie forward is tied for the Canada West lead in goals with seven, and she had three of those this weekend against the top team in the Saskatchewan Huskies. She's making a case for her name to be called as Canada West Rookie of the Year at this point.

3. Kylie Gavelin (REG) - Gavelin was in on every goal that Regina scored as she had a pair of goals and a pair of assists after returning from injury. Gavelin is a star for the Cougars, and they need her talents every week.

Ontario Results

BROCK at RYERSON: Ryerson's Blair Malthaner would open the scoring on the power-play at 10:49 of the first period. 1:03 later, Brock would tie it on another odd-man situation as Sophie Herbert scored shorthanded. Ryerson's Emma Rutherford would restore the one-goal lead at 9:52 of the second period, and Rutherford would extend the lead to 3-1 at 14:33 of the third period. Brock's Christina Ieradi would get one back on the power-play at 18:44 of the third period, but it would be all that Ryerson would surrender in the 3-2 win. Alex Armstrong picked up the win while Jensen Murphy took the loss.

WESTERN at NIPISSING: Jade Gauthier at 9:19 of the second period would be all the scoring needed in this game as Nipissing downed Western 1-0. Jacqueline Rochefort stopped all 23 shots for the shutout and the win while Kelly Campbell is tagged with the loss.

LAURIER at YORK: York's Rianna Langford would open the scoring at 12:48, but Laurier would tie the game just 1:42 later when Danielle Wark scored. Laurier would take the lead in the second period when Erika Kiviaho found the back of the net at 1:19, and Madison MacCulloch would make it 3-1 on the power-play at 15:28. However, York would cut the deficit to one goal 41 seconds later when Dana Somerville dented the twine to make it 3-2 for Laurier. York would get the equalizer with 50 seconds to play when Amy Locke scored on the power-play to send this game to overtime.

Overtime would solve nothing, and double-overtime would result in the same 3-3 score. It was off to the shootout where Rianna Langford opened the scoring on the first shot of the skills competition. None of the Laurier shooters could find the back of the net, and York would win 4-3 in the shootout. Megan Lee would earn the win while Nicholle Kovach accepts the loss after replacing Lauren Webber.

UOIT at GUELPH: All Guelph in this one. Jessica Pinkerton at 3:44, Ashlee Lawrence at 11:05, and Averi Nooran at 11:32 made it 3-0 for the Gryphons after the first. Brittany St. James would add a goal at 5:32 of the second period, and Sophie Contant added another at 15:40 of the third period. Valerie Lamenta would stop 19 shots she saw for the shutout and win as Guelph skates to the 5-0 victory. Tori Campbell took the loss for UOIT.

YORK at BROCK: All Brock in this one. Cara Sayles at 2:14 of the first got things going. Bronwyn O'Neill would score at 1:37 and 15:41 of the third period for the 3-0 victory. Stephanie Loukes picked up the win in the 27-save shutout while Eva Hall picked up the loss.

QUEEN'S at WATERLOO: Waterloo's Rebecca Rutherford opened the scoring at 9:27 of the first period. Queen's responded in the second period as Megan Farrell scored at 5:30 and Addi Halladay scored at 15:23 for the 2-1 Queen's lead after two periods. Neither team would find the back of the net in the final frame as Queen's skated to the 2-1 victory. Caitlyn Lahonen picked up the victory while Stephanie Sluys took the loss.

WESTERN at LAURENTIAN: Nothing but Western in this game. Tia Kipfer scored at 6:14 in the first period, and would add a second goal at 16:41 of the second period. Stacey Scott would add a third goal at 5:32 and Kipfer would get the hat trick as she notched an empty net goal at 16:49 for the 4-0 Western victory. Katie Jacobs made 28 stops in the shutout win while Laura Deller gets the loss.

WINDOSR at NIPISSING: A single goal is all that would be tallied. Alexis Debol scored at 5:05 of the third period to propel the Nipissing Lakers to their second 1-0 victory on the weekend. Jacqueline Rochefort stopped 19 shots in keeping her record clean this weekend while Hanna Slater took the loss.

WINDSOR at LAURENTIAN: Laurentian would get on the board just 25 seconds into this one as Julie Hebert finds the back of the net. They would double the lead at 11:06 of the second period with an Elissa Bertuzzi goal. Windsor would cut the lead to one goal off a Shawna Lesperance marker at 1:15 of the third period, but Windsor's Emma Leger at 6:13 and Taylor Weber at 17:41 would secure the 4-1 victory for the Lancers. Laura Deller picked up the victory while Hanna Slater was saddled with the loss.

QUEEN'S at GUELPH: Guelph would continue to roll on Sunday. Averi Nooran opened the scoring on the power-play with 14 seconds left in the first period to put the Gryphons up 1-0. She'd add another at 3:33 of the second period for the 2-0 lead before Queen's would get one back on Taryn Pilon's power-play marker at 18:27. However, Guelph would tack on two more in the final frame through Marcie Landman at 5:55 and Averi Nooran into the empty net at 18:52 for the 4-1 Guelph victory. Valerie Lamenta picked up the victory while Caitlyn Lahonen was on the losing end in this one.

UOIT at WATERLOO: Waterloo jumped out to the 1-0 lead just 5:11 into the game as Alyssa Gee scored on the man-advantage. UOIT's Nicole LoPresti would tie the game at 7:57 of the second period with her marker. Waterloo, though, would score a pair of goals 2:06 apart in the third period, and they would be the difference. Maryn Caragata scored at 5:45 and Rachel Marriott added the insurance marker at 7:51 as Waterloo picked up the 3-1 victory. Rebecca Bouwhuis earned the victory while Tori Campbell took the loss.

TORONTO at LAURIER: It took until the third period to break the scoreless draw, but Toronto's Meagan O'Brien put the Varsity Blues on the board with her power-play marker 1:20 into the final frame. Lauren Straatman scored just over four minutes later while Toronto was shorthanded to put the Varsity Blues up 2-0. Laurier's Kaitlyn Hatzes would break the shutout with three minutes to play, but Sonja Weidenfelder would ice the game less than a minute later for the 3-1 Toronto victory. Hailey Farrelly picked up her second victory of the season while Nicholle Kovach would take the loss on the afternoon.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
19 22 10
18 15 10
18 22 7
17 14 14
13 16 12
13 18 11
12 15 9
11 15 20
8 10 12
8 14 23
5 12 20
4 8 17
1 11 27

Quebec Results

A light schedule in the RSEQ this week as there are only two games scheduled.

MCGILL at OTTAWA: It was all Ottawa in this one. Shanie Deschatelets scored on the power-play just 2:53 into the game and Cindy Laurin added a goal with 20 seconds to play in the second period for the 2-0 Ottawa victory. Maude Levesque-Ryan stopped 37 shots in the shutout victory while Taylor Hough took the loss.

CARLETON at MONTREAL: Montreal did all the scoring in this game. Casandra Dupuis put the Carabins on the board while on the power-play at 17:24 of the first period. Marion Allemoz would add a second goal at 8:26 of the third period, and Laurie Mercier would ice the game with 17 seconds to play for the 3-0 victory. Elodie Rousseau Sirois made just 11 saves in the shutout for the somewhat easy win while Katelyn Steele stopped 48 of 51 shots she faced in a losing effort.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
6 9 11
5 10 4
@ McG/vs OTT
5 8 8
4 7 3
vs MON/McG
2 3 11
vs OTT

Maritime Results

SAINT MARY'S at DALHOUSIE: The Huskies got on the board first as Breanna Lanceleve's marker at 14:27 put Saint Mary's up 1-0. The Huskies would double their lead in the middle frame when Caitlyn Manning found the back of the net while on the power-play at 12:41. Dalhousie would push in the third period, and they'd draw within one goal as Rachel Carr scored at 17:09, but Saint Mary's would close out the game with an empty-netter while on the power-play off the stick of Caitlyn Schell with 13 seconds to play. Rebecca Clark would pick up the victory in the 3-1 win while Mati Barrett was on the losing end of the ledger.

MONCTON at MOUNT ALLISON: The Mounties would jump out to the 1-0 lead on Kelly Matarazzo's marker at 10:24. The score would hold until the third period when the Mounties struck again. Shelby Colton scored at 8:22 to make it 2-0 for Mount Allison, but Moncton would get one back on the power-play at 15:27 when Cassandra Labrie dented the twine. The Mounties' Rosie Heffernan would restore the two-goal lead with 58 seconds to play as she deposited the puck into an empty-net, and Mount Allison would take the 3-1 victory. Keri Martin picked up the win in the Mounties' net while Emilie Bouchard was on the losing end in this game.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER at ST. THOMAS: The surprising Tommies took the lead at 8:59 of the second period when Lauren Henman found the back of the net for the 1-0 lead. The X-Women would rally, however, as Daley Oddy scored at 13:22 to send the game to the third period tied at 1-1. Nothing would be settled in regulation time, so it was off to overtime where the Tommies would get the winner. Lauren Henman scored her second of the game at 4:19 of the extra frame for the 2-1 St. Thomas overtime victory. Taylor Cook picked up the win while Sojung Shin, who hails from Seoul, South Korea, was assessed the loss.

UPEI at DALHOUSIE: After dropping their first game of the weekend, Dalhousie needed to grab some points while UPEI looked to stay ahead of Saint Mary's. Dalhousie's Victoria MacIntosh got things started just 5:30 into the game, but UPEI would respond with 1:29 to play in the opening frame when Jessie Brown scored the equalizer. From there, all of the scoring would be seen in the third period and it all belonged to the Tigers. Dalhousie got goals from Sarah Robichaud on a penalty shot at 13:54, Taylor Reichheld at 17:49, and Sarah Robichaud into an empty net to secure the 4-1 victory! Jessica Severeyns picked up her first win in her first start while Megan Sullivan falls to 2-2-0 in the loss.

UPEI at SAINT MARY'S: It was all Saint Mary's in this game. Mary Worndl scored just 3:54 into the game, and the Huskies got second period markers from Hannah Askin at 3:25 and Sarah Douglas at 17:41 to skate to the 3-0 victory. Rebecca Clark needed to make on 15 save for the shutout and the victory while Kristy Brown stopped 31 of 34 shots she faced in a losing effort.

MOUNT ALLISON at ST. THOMAS: The Mounties grabbed an early lead in this off a Kelsey Taylor goal at 3:20. 4:57 later, Marina Sergina found the back of the net with the man-advantage as St. Thomas tied the game at 1-1. The Tommies would jump ahead in the second period as Lauren Henman continued with her great weekend as she scored on the power-play at 6:17 for the 2-1 lead. Shelby Colton would draw the Mounties even in the third period with her marker at 14:32, and we'd need overtime to solve this game. Actually, we'd need double-overtime. Mackenzie Lalonde would net the winner just 55 seconds into the fifth period as Mount Allison takes the 3-2 double-overtime victory on the road! Keri Martin records the win while Taylor Cook is on the losing end of this game.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER at MONCTON: The X-Women came to play today. Emily Power scored on the power-play at 15:31 of the second period and Kara Power scored a second power-play goal with seven seconds to play for the 2-0 StFX win. Pascale Daigle stopped 23 shots for the shutout win while Gabrielle Forget took the loss for Moncton.

School Record Points GF GA Streak Next
St. Thomas
9 15 10
Saint Mary's
8 17 13
vs MAU/
7 12 11
vs DAL
Mount Allison
6 12 14
4 15 14
vs STU
4 9 13
4 12 17
@ StFX

There's the rundown of all the CIS action this week. Venla Hovi, Alex Poznikoff, Lauren Henman, and the Mount Royal Cougars certainly showed up in a big way this weekend in helping their teams out, and we're starting to see some of the standings shakedown with contenders for each conference's crown. With the light schedule next week, there will be a couple of changes so tune in next week for a different looking edition of The Rundown!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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