Badgers hockey: men split weekend games, while women remain winless

Credit: THE BROCK PRESS/Brittany Brooks

Credit: THE BROCK PRESS/Brittany Brooks

The Badgers men’s hockey team endured a tough loss at home against the Carleton Ravens on Friday night. Coming into the game, the Ravens men’s hockey team was 8-2 on the season, and continued their winning tradition with an added notable road victory, good enough for seven wins in a row. Carleton had six different players light the lamp in their victory. The Ravens held a 4-0 lead early in the second period, Brock forwards Kaine Geldart and Jamie Kendra scored goals within 0:50 of one another, but ended up being all the Badgers were able to get. Carleton forward Mitch Porowski and defensemen Tim Billingsley and Dave Weckworth extended the lead to seven, which was the finale of the game. Francois Dupuis picked up the win for Carleton, stopping 27 of the 29 shots he faced. Clint Windsor got the loss, stopping 27 for 32. Adrian Volpe stopped 12 of 14 shots in Windsor’s relief.

Badgers head coach Murray Nystrom expressed his disappointment with the outcome of the game. “We lost to the best team we’ve faced all year,” said Nystrom. “We have to put this behind us and get ready for RMC.” This is exactly what they did when it was time to face off against RMC (Royal Military College of Canada) on Saturday night at the Seymour-Hannah Centre; Brock’s flame was ignited.

The Badgers led 2-0 at the end of the first and went on to score three more in the second.  RMC senior forward Scott Domenico was able to get the Paladins on board, but this was all that they were able to muster against the Badgers. Brock went on to extend their lead to eight in the third, winning the game 9-1.

The Badgers won this game for freshman forward Yanni Rallis. In the second period, Rallis had attempted to outwork his opponent off of the puck and collided face first into the stanchion by Brock’s bench. After lying on the ice unconscious for many minutes, Rallis was brought off of the ice on a stretcher giving a thumbs-up to the crowd, and was taken to the hospital. The game resumed after a 20-minute delay.

Clint Windsor won his first career OUA victory, and seven different Badgers notched goals, including Jordan Gignac (2), Taylor Fielding (2), Tyson Dallman, Andrew Radjenovic, Mason Malkowich, Jamie Kendra and Dylan MacEachern.

The entire Brock community is wishing Rallis a fast and healthy recovery, and cannot wait to see him back in good spirits. The Brock Badgers men’s hockey team is now 4-6-1 on the season.

Credit: The Brock Press/Brittany Brooks

Credit: The Brock Press/Brittany Brooks

November 15

The Badgers women’s hockey team has yet to win a game this season, after being blanked 3-0 on Saturday afternoon by the Waterloo Warriors at the Seymour-Hannah Centre. Junior forwards Marissa Redmond and Rebecca Rutherford, as well as freshman forward Angela MacDonald, all found the back of the net in their conquest, with freshman goaltender Stephanie Sluys stopping 22 shots to earn the shutout. Brock freshman goaltender Stephanie Loukes had a great performance and made sure to keep her team alive throughout the duration of the game, stopping 28 for 31. Unfortunately for the Badgers, they played on the penalty kill for a total of five times, with Waterloo taking advantage of one of them. The Badgers were 0-3 on the power play.

November 16

After hoping to turn things around following Saturday’s loss, Brock played host to the Laurier Golden Hawks women’s hockey team, who handed the Badgers their seventh loss of the season. Entering the second period with a 2-1 lead on Laurier, the Golden Hawks rebounded by scoring three times, trumping Brock’s two goals throughout the period. The game was tied at four after two periods of play. The third period had commenced, and Laurier stripped the Badgers of their hope, scoring four unanswered goals to secure an 8-4 victory. Brittney Cabral and Erin McColm each notched a goal for the Badgers, and Christina Ieradi found the back of the net twice. Goaltender Stephanie Loukes stopped 24 of 32 in between the pipes, suffering the loss. The shot total was 32-28 in Laurier’s favour. The women are now 0-7-2 on the season.

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