By Alexander Cole
Stingers vs. UOIT (Loss 5-2)
The team took to the ice on Jan. 8 to face the University of Ontario Institute of Technology at home. The Stingers lost the game by a score of 5-2. UOIT came into the game with a record of 10-5-1, while the Stingers came in with a record of 7-8-3. UOIT forward Loren Ulett scored a hat trick in the game while teammates Cameron Yuill and Ben Blasko each had a goal. Concordia forwards Philippe Hudon and Domenic Beauchemin were the two goal scorers for the Stingers. UOIT goaltender Brendan O’Neill made 32 saves in his team’s victory. The Stingers next game is an away game against Queen’s University on Jan. 15. The game is crucial if the team is looking for a playoff run
Stingers @ McGill (Loss 5-2)
The team took to the ice in an away game against their rivals, the McGill Martlets, on Jan. 8. The game looked promising for the Stingers as the team was coming into the game fresh off of their championship win at the Theresa Humes women’s hockey tournament. However, the team was not able to carry that momentum into their games against the Martlets as they lost by a score of 5-2. Stingers goaltender Briar Bache was pulled after allowing four goals on 15 shots. Katherine Purchase, who came in as relief for Bache, stopped all 19 shots that she faced. McGill’s fifth goal was an empty netter. Stingers received goal scoring from forwards Claudia Dubois and Devon Thompson in the game.
Stingers vs. Ottawa (Loss 5-4(s/o))
On Jan. 10, the Stingers hosted the University of Ottawa Gee Gees who came into the game one point out of first place in the RSEQ division. The Stingers came up short in the match with a shootout loss. The score was 5-4. Ottawa’s goal-scoring was led by forward Roxannne Rioux who had two goals in the game. Marimee Godbout-Parent and Carol-Ann Upshall rounded out the scoring for the Gee Gees. Goal scorers for the Stingers included Ann-Julie Deschenes who had two, Devon thompson who had one, and Tracy-Ann Lavigne who also had one. Stingers goaltender Katherine Purchase made 26 saves in the loss. The loss brought the Stingers record to 3-8-1 which keeps them in fourth place in the RSEQ division. The Stingers next game will be against the Carabins from the Université de Montréal on Jan. 15.