Men’s hockey continues to creep up standings

The men’s hockey team was on the road this past weekend as they took on the Carleton Ravens and RMC Paladins this past weekend for their weekly match-up.

On Nov. 6, the men’s team travelled to Ottawa and were the faced with a tough 5-4 loss in overtime against the Carleton Ravens.

To open the scoring, the Badgers took the lead at 10:57 into the first period as St. Catharines native Chris Maniccia set up Jake Cardwell for his fourth goal of the season.

But it wasn’t until shortly after that the Ravens replied as they scored two consecutive goals just 24 seconds apart from each other as both the Ravens Brett Gustavsen and Brett Welychka were able to get the puck past Brocks starting goaltender Clint Windsor.

But the Badgers wouldn’t let the Ravens off that easy as Cardwell was able to add his second goal of the night less than one minute after the Ravens goal thus being able to tie the game 2-2 with six minutes left in the first. The back and forth fight for the lead continued as Carleton’s Michael McNamee was able to score a powerplay goal with four minutes left in the first period.

In efforts to end the back-to-back scoring between the two teams, the Badgers made the decisions to replace Windsor in net with Real Cormier to start off the second period.

The outcome of the second period was very different compared to the first period’s constant scoring. Only one goal was scored late in the second period and that was by Jamie Kendra as he was set up by Maniccia and Josh Timpano who were able to give Kendra the tying goal and his second goal of the season.

Going into the third period, Carleton was able to take the lead back as Gustavsen was able to score his second goal of the night with 6:19 into the third period.

In effort to keep the Badgers in the game, Brock captain Dan Tanel did what captains do best and was able to provide for his team as he scored the tying goal with five minutes remaining in the third and thus forcing overtime.

In overtime, Carleton’s Connor Boland was able to score the game-winning goal after 1:35 into the period.

In goal, Cormier collected 24 saves while Windsor finished with 10 saves in the loss.

The following day, the Badgers bounced back from their previous loss and were able to get a come-from-behind win against the RMC Paladins as they won 6-5 in overtime.

The Badgers started off the scoring late in the first period, as Brody Silk was able to beat the Paladins starting goaltender, Matt Murphy, for his second goal of the season. Players Tyson Dallman and Jamie Kendra were accounted for assists after the goal was scored with two minutes left in the first.

In the second period, the Paladins answered back as they scored two consecutive goals from Bruce Hornbrook and Eric Louis-Seize, giving the Paladins the lead of 2-1.

Only 29 seconds later, the Badgers were able to answer back as Evan Morden was set up by Ryan Purvis and Adam Lloyd giving Morden his first goal of the season and tying the game 2-2.

The RMC Paladins had a point to prove as they managed to end the second period with three more goals giving them the 5-2 lead.

Going into the third period, the Badgers were able to cut the lead to two as Mitch Nardi was set up by Skylar Pacheco and Jake Cardwell as Nardi was accounted for his fifth goal of the season at 5:29 into the third period.

The Badgers fought as they tried to stay in the game and they proved successful as Carwell and Maniccia was able to set up British Columbia native, Pacheco for this fourth goal of the season. But it didn’t stop there as Sammy Banga was able to set up Josh Timpano to score the game tying-goal and force overtime with only 1:03 left in the third.

The Badgers fought throughout the overtime period, as they scored with nine seconds remaining in overtime, as Maniccia was able to find Cardwell and bury one in the net for the game-winning goal.

Overall, Cardwell finished the weekend with six points adding three goals and three assists in two games.

In goal, Clint Windsor recorded the victory, turning aside 14 of 15 shots he faced, after replacing starter Real Cormier late in the second period. RMC’s Matt Murphy made a season high 59 saves in the loss.

The Badgers return to the ice as they host the Windsor Lancers at home on November 13 at 7:15 p.m.

Connor Allen
Assistant Sports Editor

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