The Brock Badgers took to the ice this weekend as the Men’s hockey team lost two hard fought battles against McGill University and Laurier on Friday and Saturday.
The Badgers started their weekend matchup as they hosted the No. 1 ranked McGill Redmen and lost a tough game, 3-0.
To start the scoring, McGill opened up a goal just after 7:50 into the first period as Dominic Talbot-Tassi was set up by Simon Tardif-Richard and Mathieu Pompei, which counted as Talbot-Tassi’s fifth goal of the season as he buried one past Brock’s goalie, Clint Windsor.
Continuing in the first period, the Badgers were down two men and McGill was able to seize the moment, as Samuel Labrecque was able to get one past Windsor giving the Redmen a 2-0 lead. Late in the first, McGill goalie Jacob Gervais-Chouinard was able to come up with a big save as the Badger’s rightwinger Mitch Nardi did his best to score for his team as he was set up from a cross ice pass.
To end the game, McGill’s Liam Heelis would score a short-handed goal to add salt to the wound and secure his team the victory late in the third period.
The end of the game recorded Windsor for 39 saves for the loss and Gervais-Chouinard saved a total of 32 shots giving him a shutout victory.
The following day the Badgers hit the road as they took on the Laurier Golden Hawks and come short in a 5-2 loss.
The Badgers started the game out quick, as they were able to open the scoring just 2:51 into the first period, which allowed Chris Maniccia to set Mitch Nardi up for his eighth goal of the season.
Only thirty seconds later, the Golden Hawks were able to tie the game, as Matthew Franczyk and Kyle Morrison were able to set up Mackenzie Braid giving him the goal.
Laurier was able to capitalize on another power play as Greg Cerilli scored a goal with 3:25 left in the first period giving the Golden Hawks the lead of 2-1.
Laurier came into the second period with energy, as Eric Pushka was able to score one past Windsor only 11 seconds in the period giving Pushka his first goal of the season. But the Badgers wouldn’t tolerate as Jake Cardwell set up Brody Silk for a goal at 1:56 when Silk was able to burry one past Laurier’s goalie Colin Furlong giving him his third goal of the season.
Laurier would get one goal each from players Cerilli (his second of the game) and Derek Schoenmakers with five minutes remaining in the second period thus giving the Golden Hawks a 5-2 lead.
The Badgers substituted Windsor for Real Cormier as Windsor let three of 10 shots in and Cormier ended the game with 17 saves for the night as Laurier’s Furlong made 34 saves for the win.
The women played one game this weekend as they dropped a 1-0 overtime game to Waterloo. The women are now 4-6-1 on the season.
The men will take to the ice next weekend on the road as they take on Concordia and UQTR next weekend. The women will also travel this upcoming weekend as they head to Windsor for what will be a solid match-up.
Assistant Sports Editor