Despite powerplay goals from Swedes Mika Zibanejad and Erik Karlsson, the Senators fell 3-2 to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday afternoon. Robin Lehner was strong in his second straight start, making 30 saves, but it was not enough to secure a victory against a tough Blues team. The 9-6-4 Senators start a five-game road trip tonight with a tilt against the Detroit Red Wings in Hockeytown. The week continues with a rematch against St. Louis on Tuesday, and a back-to-back series with the Florida teams on Friday and Saturday nights.
As we publish this article, the 67’s are actually playing a game as we speak! The 6th annual School Day Game is taking place at the Canadian Tire Centre, and is a great opportunity for kids to travel with their classmates and see junior hockey live in action. They will attempt to topple the Belleville Bulls to put a winning end to a weekend that has featured one win and one loss so far. The 67’s fell 4-3 to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Friday night, ending a six-game home winning streak. But they returned to the win column with a big 7-4 victory over the Kingston Frontenacs. Tyler Hill scored two goals, but the real show was courtesy of captain Travis Konecny and his four points (1 goal, 3 assists). The 67’s have a packed weeekend coming up, with a home-and-home series against the Peterborough Petes and a Sunday afternoon clash at home against the Kitchener Rangers.
In men’s basketball action, the Carleton Ravens scored a couple huge wins, beating the Laurier Golden Hawks 91-50 and crushing the Waterloo Warriors 99-36. Not to be outdone, the high-flying University of Ottawa GeeGees defeated the same teams, toppling Waterloo 89-48 and beating Laurier 113-95. Both teams remain undefeated on the season, and it will be quite the sight when these two powerhouses play each other in January.
On the women’s side, the Ravens narrowly beat Waterloo 63-58, thanks to a strong game from forward Lindsey Suprunchuk who lead the way with 22 points and scored the Ravens’ final basket to seal the deal. The win gives the Ravens a 3-3 record to start the year. The GeeGees, meanwhile, had a four-game winning streak snapped in a to 69-59 loss to Laurier and now sit at 5-1 on the season.
In women’s hockey news, Audrey-Ann Boutour scored the lone shootout goal to pace the Ravens to a 2-1 win over Concordia on Thursday. They will wrap up the 2014 schedule with a home tilt against the University of Montreal Carabins on Saturday night. The GeeGees had a tougher go, losing 5-1 against the #1 ranked McGill Martlets. The GeeGees end their 2014 schedule with home matchups against Concordia and Montreal.
The men’s Ravens hockey team extended their winning streak to nine games on Friday night against Laurier, scoring three third period goals to secure a 3-0 shutout win. Leading scorer Michael McNamee scored what would go down as the game-winning goal in the opening minute of the third. But the winning streak ended on Saturday in a 4-2 loss to a hot Waterloo team. The 11-3 Ravens are in a strong position to vie for first in the OUA division as the fall season nears its end.
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