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Men’s hockey loses twice, women’s hockey wins twice

Men’s hockey loses twice

The men’s hockey team fell to sixth place in the OUA East following two losses on the road last weekend against the Ottawa Gee-Gees and Concordia Stingers.

On Friday, the Gaels suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to the Gee-Gees. Forwards Corey Bureau and Joey Derochie both missed in the shootout.

Bureau scored in the third period to stay tied as the OUA’s leading scorer with eight goals. His linemates, Kelly Jackson and Tyler Moore, lead the Gaels with 11 points each.

The Gaels fared worse on Saturday, losing 6-1 to the Stingers. But Jackson said the scoreline didn’t indicate how the game went at all.

The Gaels outshot the Stingers 40-35, but were held to a single goal by Concordia goalie Peter Karvouniaris. Gaels goalie Whitlock was pulled in the second period after allowing three goals on nine shots.

Captain Jon Lawrance said the team is looking ahead to Friday’s game against the undefeated McGill Redmen at the Memorial Centre.

“We’ve got a chance to be the team who gives them their first loss,” he said.

— Peter Morrow

Women’s hockey wins twice

The women’s hockey team came back from Toronto with maximum points last weekend after beating the Ryerson Rams 5-1 on Friday and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Saturday.

The Gaels scored five straight goals after falling behind early to the Rams on Friday night. Captain Kristin Smith led the team with two goals and goaltender Mel Dodd-Moher made 14 saves in goal.

On Saturday, sisters Brittany and Morgan McHaffie both scored three points while goaltender Karissa Savage made 17 saves to lead the Gaels past the Varsity Blues.

Morgan leads the country with 19 points while Brittany is third with 15.

With the wins, the Gaels improve to 7-2, sit third in the OUA and are ranked sixth in Canada. They travel to Waterloo to play the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks tonight. The Golden Hawks are first in the OUA, third in Canada and beat the Gaels 6-3 on Oct. 30.

— Gilbert Coyle

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