The Brock Badgers men’s hockey team walked away with one win and one loss in this weekend’s matchup as they took on the Windsor Lancers and the Guelph Gryphons putting their record at 5-4-3 in the OUA. They now sit fourth overall in the OUA western conference.
This past Friday night the Badgers took on the Windsor Lancers at home for a 3-2 win.
The first period saw no action, and it wasn’t until the second period when the Badgers started to see some success. At 1:57 into the second period, Skylar Pacheco and Mitch Nardi set up Chris Maniccia as he scored a power play goal past Windsor goaltender Michael Doan.
Halfway through the second period, the Lancers bounced back as Ryan Green was able to get one past Brock’s goalie Clint Windsor tying the game at 1-1. With the period coming to an end, Tyler Morrison was set up by Kyle Hope and Chris Scott who was able to score his first goal of the season thus giving Windsor a lead of 2-1 to end the period.
The Badgers showed success on their power play as they scored again on the man advantage, as Sammy Banga was able to tie the game with 8:12 into the third. Jake Cardwell and Maniccia were accounted for an assist on the goal.
With 3:34 remaining in the third, Maniccia was able to rip a one-timer as Pacheco set him up with a cross-ice pass while Cardwell was also accounted for his second assist of the game. To end the game, Windsor was able to make 35 saves for the win and Doan recorded 25 saves for the loss.
The following night the Badgers took on the Guelph Gryphons on the road as they lost 6-1. In the first period Guelph scored right away with their home ice advantage as Nicholas Trecapelli scored with only 23 seconds into the game. With 8:19 minutes into the first, the Brock Badgers were able to answer back with a power play goal, as Mitch Nardi was able to register his seventh goal of the season while Josh Timaano and Cardwell each got an assists.
The second period saw minimum action but Leonard Fabbri was able to score his first goal of the season for Guelph when Dylan Gilbert set him up. During the third period, the Badgers weren’t able to hold up the fight as the Gryphons scored a total of four goals during. Goals were accounted by Gilbert, Robter De Fulviis, Cody Thompson, and Stephen Hiff.
In goal, Clint Windsor registers 37 saves for the loss while Guelph’s Scott Stajcer saved 33 shots giving him and his team the victory.
The women’s team also saw a victory and a loss this weekend during their matchup between the University of Toronto and the Western Mustangs.
The women’s team beat the number two ranked Toronto Varsity Blues 2-1. Brock was able to open the scoring with 10:30 into the first period, as Brittany Gillmor was able to beat one past Toronto’s goalie Hailey Farrelly.
Toronto would answer back in the second period as a quick goal came from Jacqueline Scheffel at 8:25, thus tying the game 1-1.
Badgers Sophie Herbert, a United Kingdom native, was able to add a shorthanded goal with 2:20 remaining in the second period (her third goal of the season) bringing the Badgers to victory.
Although the Badgers were outshot 30-8, rookie goaltender Jensen Murphy was able to keep strong as she saved 29 of the 30 shots and was victorious for her third win of the season while Farrelly collected six saves for the loss.
The following day the Badgers took on the Western Mustangs for a 3-1 loss on Saturday afternoon.
Neither teams were able to meet the back of the net in the first period but the Mustangs were able to open the scoring as Stacey Scott scored her fourth goal of the season at 8:23 into the second period.
Fast forwarding to the third period, Britt Loggie was able to score for Western, giving them the lead after five minutes into the period. Brock was able to get on the board as Brittany Gillmor and Christina Leradi went tape-to-tape, as Isabella Triolo was able to score her first goal of the season at 8:09 in the third.
The Mustangs would add one final goal at 11:11 in the third as Megan Taylor added her first goal of the season with Kendra Broad and Brittany Clapham being accounted for the assist.
Brock’s goalie Murphy was able to make 30 saves for the loss as Western’s Kelly Campbell collected 26 saves for the win.
The Brock men’s hockey team will play host to third ranked McGill on November 20 at the Seymour-Hannah Centre at 7:15 p.m. and then travel to Laurier the following day. The women will travel to York on Nov. 20 before playing host to Waterloo on Nov. 21 at the Seymour-Hannah Centre for a 2:15 p.m. puck drop.
Assistant Sports Editor