Stagnant results

Second straight weekend split for Gaels

Splitting a weekend’s games is becoming an all too familiar result for the Gaels.

Sitting just above .500, the Gaels followed up a 5-2 drumming of the UOIT Ridgebacks last Friday with a 4-0 shutout loss at the hands of the Guelph Gryphons on Saturday.

“Friday and Saturday were night and day,” said team captain Corey Bureau. “Friday we dictated the play and were aggressive on everything. [We] used our speed on the forecheck and it worked.”

“Saturday we were complacent and watched the play instead of controlling it, which led to us chasing pucks.”

Forward Jordan Mirwaldt netted two goals against the Ridgebacks. He currently leads the team with three goals and eight points.

The Gaels have now failed to win back-to-back games since taking their first two regular season contests against the Ryerson Rams by a combined score of 11-6. They are currently sixth in the OUA East.

Bureau knows his team needs to go on a winning streak if they hope to climb to a top-four spot in the standings.

“We need to have a sense of urgency and realize whatever happened the game before doesn’t matter anymore,” he said.

“We can’t be complacent and happy with a win one, lose one mentality.”

Last night, Queen’s defeated the Ryerson Rams 4-1 on the road.

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