Ottawa Sports Recap

Ottawa Sports Recap

The Ottawa RedBlacks lost their final game of the 2014 season on Friday night, falling 23-5 in a tough outing against the Toronto Argonauts. The 2-16 RedBlacks battled every game, but earned the standings position most expected. The CFL playoffs are about to kick into gear, but the RedBlacks won’t see action until the summer of 2015. We know the boisterous crowd at TD Place will be supporting them loud and proud no matter what!

The Ottawa Senators also failed to win this weekend, picking up one point in two home losses. On Saturday night, Chris Neil scored the lone regulation tally for the Senators and while Craig Anderson was fantastic in regulation/overtime and in the shootout, turning aside 36 shots and stopping 5 attempts in the shootout, but the Senators ultimately lost 2-1 to the Winnipeg Jets. Sunday night was a poor showing for the Senators, as they blew three separate leads before losing 5-3 to the rival Toronto Maple Leafs on home ice. In positive news, Kyle Turris scored his first goal since opening night against the Nashville Predators one month prior. Turris has played well but failed to find the net. This week the Senators travel to Western Canada to take on Vancouver (Tuesday, 10pm), Edmonton (Thursday, 9:30pm), and Calgary (Saturday, 10pm).

Continuing the rough trend, the Ottawa 67’s lost their only game of the weekend 2-1 against Kingston on Saturday. Planned home games on Friday and Saturday were cancelled due to an equipment malfunction that caused the ice to melt. Liam Herbst played well against the Frontenacs, stopping 33 of 34 shots, but winger Ben Fanjoy’s lone marker was not enough to secure the win. The 67’s home schedule resumes on this weekend with games against the Belleville Bulls on Friday and Guelph Storm on Sunday.

The GeeGees women’s soccer team won the bronze medal at the CIS tournament, beating Fraser Valley 2-1. It is the ninth national medal in team history. Pilar Khoury scored for the GeeGees, and striker Sophie Curtis added the dramatic game-winner in the 90th minute. Way to go girls! The Ravens men’s basketball team is off to a dominant 2-0 start, as are the GeeGees. The women’s teams from both schools sit at 1-1 early in the season. All four teams will be ones to watch as the season progresses.

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