OUA women’s hockey returns to ice on October 10

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Source: OUA Communications

HAMILTON, Ont. – Ontario University Athletics (OUA) announced onTuesday its league schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 women’s hockeyseason.

Women’s hockey will open on Friday, October 10th with theWaterloo Warriors visiting the Windsor Lancers while six more gamesare scheduled a day later on October 11th to kick off theyear.

The defending OUA champion Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks will beone of those six teams in play on October 11th with Lauriervisiting the Windsor Lancers.

A week later on October 18th,the Golden Hawks will host Nipissing in their home opener.

The much anticipated rematch of the 2014 OUA championship serieswill see the Queen’s Gaels travel to Wilfrid Laurier on November22. The Golden Hawks bested the Gaels 2-1 in the best of threechampionship series to earn a spot at the 2014 CIS championship.The rivalry between the two teams continues to grow with the Gaelsand Laurier trading titles since 2011. The two teams will clashagain on February 7th in Kingston, Ont.

Semifinal re-matches will highlight the opening month of theschedule with the Toronto Varsity Blues facing off against Laurieron November 7th. Laurier won that three game series 2-1. TheGuelph Gryphons, who were the top team in the 2013-14 regularseason, will aim to avenge their semifinal loss to Queen’s onNovember 8th when they host the Gaels in Guelph, Ont. Lastyear’s semifinal saw all three games won by the score of 2-1 withQueen’s winning the deciding game.

The 2014-15 regular season concludes on Sunday February 15thwith two games on tap with Guelph visiting Laurentian in Sudbury,Ont., and Brock facing Nipissing in North Bay, Ont.

The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs with thequarterfinal, best-of-three series kicking off on February 18thfollowed by two semifinal series beginning on February25th.

The OUA championship presented by ArcelorMittal Dofasco will beplayed on March 7th, 2015 in a one game battle and hosted bythe remaining team with the best record.

Read the full schedule here.

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