Gaels split games

Men’s hockey loses to Rams, beats Varsity Blues at home

Winger Kelly Jackson chases down a puck during a 4-3 overtime win over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues at the Memorial Centre on Saturday.
Winger Kelly Jackson chases down a puck during a 4-3 overtime win over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues at the Memorial Centre on Saturday.
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The men’s hockey team’s four-game winning streak ended on Friday night with a 2-0 loss to the Ryerson Rams.

Ryerson forward Jesse Chidwick scored the game-winning goal halfway through the second period at the Memorial Centre. The Rams are sixth in the OUA East while the Gaels are third.

“Tough to lose games like that, when teams are below us in the standings,” captain Jon Lawrance said.

The Gaels responded to beat the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 4-3 in overtime on Saturday.

“It’s the sign of a good team that you can completely turn it around in 24 hours,” head coach Brett Gibson said.

Forward Corey Bureau scored a hat trick and Tyler Moore notched three assists against the Varsity Blues. Bureau’s overtime game-winner leaves him with seven goals, tied for first in the OUA.

Head coach Brett Gibson said Bureau, Moore and linemate Kelly Jackson played poorly and let their frustrations show against the Rams on Friday night. But he said the trio played better against the Varsity Blues.

“They responded to me calling them out,” he said. “Corey Bureau was the best person on the ice.”

The Gaels are struggling with injuries and were without seven players this weekend, including Payton Liske. But Gibson said there’s enough healthy talent to keep winning games.

The Gaels will travel to play the ninth-place Ottawa Gee-Gees and the eight-place Concordia Stingers next weekend.

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