By Alexander Cole
Stingers vs. McGill (Loss 2-0)
The team played against their arch rivals, the McGill Martlets on Nov. 20 and lost by a slim margin of 2-0. The game was the team’s first after beating the number top-ranked Carabins from the Université de Montréal. Stingers goaltender Katherine Purchase turned away 26 of the 28 shots that she faced in the match, while Martlet goaltender Taylor Hough made 21 saves in her shutout. Martlets forwards Melodie Daoust and Gabrielle Davidson were the two goal scorers for McGill. The win put the Martlets in third place in the RSEQ division with a 5-3 record.
Stingers vs. Ottawa (Loss 4-1)
The team played against the University of Ottawa on Nov. 22 at home but lost by a score of 4-1. In the first period, the Stingers went down by two goals early thanks to goals by Ottawa forwards Melodie Bouchard and Vickie Lemire. In the second period, Stingers forward Ann-Julie Deschenes scored on the powerplay to reduce the deficit to just one goal. Ottawa then extended their lead to 4-1 with goals by Carol-Ann Upshall and Camille Pauck-Therrien. Ottawa goaltender Maude Levesque-Ryan made 16 saves in her team’s victory. The loss brings the Stingers record down to 3-4-1 on the season.
Stingers @ Nipissing (Loss 3-2(OT))
The men took to the ice against Nipissing University on Nov. 20 where the team lost 3-2 in overtime. Stingers captain Olivier Hinse opened the scoring while on the powerplay and gave the team an early lead. The Stingers held onto a 2-1 lead through much of the game but in the third period Nipissing defenceman Mackenzie Keirstead scored a powerplay goal to tie up the game. Nipissing forward Colin Campbell went on to score the game winner. Nipissing now sits at a record of 7-4-3 and rank fifth in the East division.
Stingers @ Laurentian (Win 5-3)
The Stingers played against Laurentian University on Nov. 21 and won by a score of 5-3. The team came out hot with three goals in the first period. Goal scorers in the first period included Matt Boudreau, Charles-Eric Legare and captain Olivier Hinse. The second period saw two goals by Laurentian which decreased the Stingers lead to 3-2. The third period would see a resurgence from the team when Charles-Eric Legare and Frederic Roy scored to give the team their 5-3 victory. The Stingers record now sits at 5-6-3 and the team is in seventh in the East division.