Recap | Box Score
|1st – 02:35||PP – Kelsie Moffatt (McGill)|
|2nd – 00:06||PP – Gabrielle Davidson (McGill)|
|3rd – 13:57||Gabrielle Davidson (McGill)|
|3rd – 14:31||Tammy Freiburger (Laurier)|
|3rd – 19:09||PP – Leslie Oles (McGill)|
| G: Tammy Freiburger – 1
A: 2 Players (#8, #21 – 1)
Sh: Devon Skeats – 5
Sv: Amanda Smith – 18
| G: Gabrielle Davidson – 2
A: Leslie Oles – 2
Sh: Leslie Oles – 4
Sv: Taylor Hough – 24
|Power Plays||0 for 3||3 for 6|
|Penalties (min)||7 (14)||6 (12)|
|Shots on Goal||25||22|
|Face Offs Won||44||32|
Courtesy of Kelsey Pye (host organizing committee) /Photo credit Keith Minchin
FREDERICTON (CIS) – The fifth-seeded McGill Martletsdefeated the No. 2 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 4-1 in the firstgame of the Scotiabank CIS women’s hockey championshipThursday afternoon at the Grant Harvey Centre.
McGill started sophomore goaltender Taylor Hough over fifth-yearAndrea Weckman. Hough replaced Weckman in the third game of theirfinal RSEQ playoff series when the Martlets were down 4-1. Headcoach Peter Smith said he made the decision to start Hough lastnight.
“We just felt it was time to make a change. She’s beenreally good all year. We’ve been really blessed to have threegood goaltenders,” he said.
The first period was tough for Wilfrid Laurier. The Golden Hawkstook a holding penalty only two minutes in, and the Martlets openedup the scoring with a power-play goal at 2:35. Penalties were anissue for both teams, with seven infractions being called. Thefinal few minutes of the period saw four penalties, three of whichwere given to Laurier.
Devon Skeats, Laurier’s player of the game, said theofficiating frustrated her but the team tried to move pastit.
“Sometimes you just have to go with it, and deal withwhat’s been dealt to us.”
McGill’s Gabrielle Davidson grabbed the second goal of thegame on the power play only six seconds into the second frame.Despite being unable to get through to McGill’s net, Laurierhad many scoring opportunities as well in the middle stanza.
The third period saw more of the same.
Laurier made some great plays and came close to scoring, butHough was a force between the pipes. The Martlets made the score3-0, but Laurier answered right back and grabbed their only goal ofthe game.
McGill finalized the 4-1 win with their third power-play goal ofthe match with less than a minute left. Final shots favouredLaurier, 24 to 21.
Smith thought Laurier fought hard against his team, but saidlimiting their shots was key to the victory.
Laurier head coach Rick Osborne considered the second goal, whichwas scored six seconds into the second period, to be the goal thatchanged the momentum.
“[McGill is] not the type of team that, as the game wears on,you want to take too many gambles against because that one group ofkids can just kill you on odd-man rushes. A one-goal game and atwo-goal game really limits the things you can do.”
Osborne said the team is already moving on and focusing on theirmatch against Moncton tomorrow afternoon.
“There’s still a lot of stuff on the table. There arestill medals to be won.”
Laurier takes on Moncton Friday at 2 p.m. AT in its second andfinal preliminary round game, while McGill will face MonctonSaturday at 2 p.m. in the Pool B finale.
The championship resumes tonight at 7 p.m. when reigning CISchampion Montreal battles Saskatchewan in the Pool A opener.
SCHEDULE,RESULTS & POOL STANDINGS (all times ATLANTICTIME)
PoolA GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
1.MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2. SASK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3.STU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PoolB GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
1.McG 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 3
2.MCT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3. WLU 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
NOTE (scoring system):
Win in regulation (W): 3 points
Win in overtime or shootout (OTW): 2 points
Loss in overtime or shootout (OTL): 1 point
Loss in regulation (L): 0 point
Thursday, March 13
14:00 Pool B #1: McGill 4, Wilfrid Laurier 1
19:00 Pool A #1: No. 4 Saskatchewan vs. No. 1 Montreal (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
* The webcast of the championship final will be on pay-per-viewbasis.
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