Photo By: Stephen Leithwood
On Nov. 11th, the Brock women’s hockey team played their home opener at the Seymour Hannah Arena.
Prior to the game, the team held a moment of silence and a ceremonial puck drop to honour Remembrance Day while also paying tribute to National Aboriginal Veterans Day.
A 1-0 loss at the hands of the Laurier Golden Hawks would put an end to their two-game winning streak. Although goalie Allie Hironaka allowed a goal for the Golden Hawks, she also notably made 29 saves during the game. The solo goal of the game was scored by none other than Golden Hawks’ senior Emily Visser during the second period.
With the game close, the Badgers knew they had little room for error and messy play in the second. Because of this, they came back swinging during their second game on Nov 13. The Badgers took the game 2-0, putting them at 3-1 to start the season.
New Badgers’ goaltender Tiffany Hsu also played her first OUA game, and recorded her first OUA shutout, making 21 saves. Ella Krushelninki got the first Badgers goal of the night, as well as her first OUA goal, only to then assist Mishayla Christensen’s goal later on in the third period.
The Badgers dominated the Golden Hawks throughout the entire game and especially during their four powerplays.
“There are a lot of incredibly talented athletes on this hockey team. This whole season will be a big mean learning curve but it also means that there is limitless potential, as we’re starting to see with more practice and more games, things are looking bright,” said head coach Margot Page.
This year’s Badgers team has the potential to be great in the OUA this season. These early games are an opportunity for them to learn how to work together, showcase their talents, and harness that potential.
Catch the Badgers as they travel to Western University Friday Nov. 19 for a 7 p.m. game followed by hosting the Mustangs back at Seymour Hannah Sunday Nov. 21. at 5:15 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.