Both of Brock’s ice hockey teams continued their seasons this past week with the men taking on the Waterloo Warriors and the women playing the Guelph Gryphons and the York Lions. Coming into the week, the men were 1-3 on the season, and the women
The men travelled to Waterloo to battle the Warriors in what was a thrilling game. The first period was uneventful as both goalies remained perfect, stopping all the shots they faced. Brock received a couple of major penalties in the period as Mack Lemmon and Andrew Radjenovic were each handed a two minute minor and a ten minute misconduct for checking from behind.
Just five minutes and 24 seconds into the second period, Waterloo got on the board as Michael Siddall beat Brock’s Clint Windsor to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead. The game remained a one goal difference until Radjenovic and Skylar Pacheco found Matt MacLeod on the powerplay to even the game up.
After 60 minutes of play, the game remained tied at one and the game would head to overtime. It took just over three minutes before Brody Silk found Radjenovic for the game winning goal. The Badgers completed the comeback and downed the Warriors 2-1.
Making his return from injury, Windsor was phenomenal in net for the Badgers making 45 saves and picking up the victory. For the Warriors, Mike Morrison made 28 saves as his team couldn’t find the net more than once despite heavily outshooting the Badgers.
The men travelled across the border to take on NCAA D1 Cornell University in an exhibition game. The Badgers were heavily outplayed by a tough opponent and ultimately lost the game 8-1. Matt Mannella scored the only goal for the Badgers with Jeff Corbett and Adam Lloyd picking up the assists. Alex Brooks-Potter started the game for Brock in net, but was replaced by Adam Beukeboom in the second period after Cornell piled on the scoring.
The women’s team first took on the Guelph Gryphons in their first of two road games for the week. The game remained scoreless until early in the second period when Guelph’s Sydney Davidson scored. With just over five minutes remaining in the period, Brock’s Annie Berg evened the scoring with her second goal of the season. The powerplay goal was unassisted.
Both teams continued to battle it out evenly until the end of the third period, with the game heading to overtime at 1-1. Just two minutes and 25 seconds into the overtime period, Guelph’s Mackenzie Wong set up Karli Shell for the game winning goal.
Jensen Murphy had another strong game in net for the Badgers making 29 saves, while Guelph’s Valerie Lamenta made 27 saves leading her team to their second victory of the season.
The next stop for the Badgers was in Toronto to take on the York Lions. With their loss to the Gryphons in their previous game, the Badgers were trying to get back to a .500 record. After a scoreless first period, the Badgers dominated the second period. Just about halfway through the period, Christina Leradi opened up the scoring, with assists coming from Berg and Cara Sayles. After another goal just minutes later, courtesy of Lisa Buratynski, the Badgers found themselves up 2-0. Before the period was over, the Leradi-Berg-Sayles line struck again, with Leradi picking up her second goal of the game and Berg and Sayles adding another assist each.
The Lions would only manage to get one goal back in the third period as Erin Locke found the back of the net. Brock would close up the rest of the game and pick up the 3-1 victory.
In net for the Badgers, Stephanie Loukes made 34 saves. For the Lions, Lauren Dubie made 16 saves on 19 shots against her.
The men will travel to Toronto to take on the York Lions on October 28, with the game scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. The women will take on the Nippissing Lakers on Oct. 29 at 2:15 p.m. in St. Catharines.