Matthew Holmberg

Group effort

Matthew Holmberg won’t tell you who his favourite goalie is.
“It’s difficult to talk about each one individually without talking about the overall role,” the women’s hockey head coach said.
Goaltending depth has been a trademark of Holmberg’s
three-year tenure as head coach. His goalies this season are
third-year Mel Dodd-Moher, fourth-year Karissa Savage and third-year Engi Lim. He said he won’t name a full-time starter because they’re all good enough to play.Continue...

No title repeat

One year after a Cinderella playoff run that ended with an Ontario title and a national bronze medal, the women’s hockey team was upset in the first round of the
OUA playoffs.Continue...

Comeback falls apart in game one

The women’s hockey team’s comeback was foiled by a
third-period penalty shot on Wednesday night at the
Memorial Centre.Continue...

Back to winning ways

The women’s hockey team’s motto for the final weekend of the regular season was “finish strong.”
They did just that in Toronto, beating the Ryerson Rams 4-3 on Saturday and Toronto Varsity Blues 3-0 on Sunday to finish fourth in the OUA and earn home-ice advantage for a best-of-three
first-round playoff matchup against the York Lions that starts on Wednesday night.Continue...

Weekend shake-up

Matthew Holmberg held an emergency team meeting
on the weekend.
After the women’s hockey team lost 7-0 at home to the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks on Friday night, the head coach got his players together to discuss their new year slump.Continue...

Slump continues on road trip

Matthew Holmberg can’t figure it out.
The women’s hockey team suffered two road losses this weekend, falling 2-1 to the Western Mustangs on Saturday and 3-2 to the Windsor Lancers on Sunday. The Gaels have lost six of their eight games since the winter break.Continue...

Two losses for women

The women’s hockey team missed an opportunity to move into second place in the OUA last weekend.Continue...

Shootout loss

The women’s hockey team no longer has a perfect home record. The team fell 4-3 to the Guelph Gryphons in a shootout last Saturday at the Memorial Centre.Continue...

Third-period rally

The women’s hockey team got back on track with a 6-2 victory over the Ryerson Rams in Toronto on Saturday. The win came after consecutive road losses to the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks and the Toronto Varsity Blues.Continue...

Six-point weekend for centre

Morgan McHaffie led the women’s hockey team to two wins at the Memorial Centre this weekend. The third-year centre tallied four goals and two assists as the Gaels won 4-2 against the Western Mustangs on Friday and 5-3 against the Windsor Lancers on Saturday.
The Gaels are tied for first place in the OUA with a 4-1 record. McHaffie’s weekend scoring streak put her at the top of the league with 13 points.Continue...