Laurier: 2 Waterloo: 1
WATERLOO, Ont. (January 14, 2012) - For the second time in two meetings this season, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men's hockey (6-13-1) defeated the University of Waterloo Warriors (11-6-4) as they took home a 2-1 overtime victory on Saturday night.
The game was a low scoring affair with Justin Larson of Buckhorn, Ont., opening the scoring for Waterloo late in the first, capitalizing on the power play after a slashing call against Laurier's Mitch Lebar
of Aurora, Ont. The Hawks quickly recovered with a power play goal of their own from James Marsden
of Exeter, Ont., with Thomas Middup
of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Brook Albion
of Milton, Ont., assisting on the goal.
The scoring slowed after the first however and even though Laurier and Waterloo had five and four more power plays respectively, neither team was able to find the back of the net in regulation and the game had to be settled in overtime.
It took only 1:24 into the extra frame for the game to be decided as Tyler Stothers
of Oakville, Ont., fired home his seventh goal of the season. The goal was unassisted and as with the Hawks first goal, came on the power play.
For the third game in a row, Laurier has kept their goals against to only one. Ryan Daniels
of Pickering, Ont., once again had a strong showing in net facing 36 shots with 18 of those coming in the second alone. Daniels currently has a 0.917 save percentage this season. Laurier had 25 shots in regulation and added another five to that in overtime.
After the win the Hawks remain in eighth in the West of the OUA, but they move to one point behind seventh place University of Guelph (5-12-4). Laurier will try to make their way up the standings Friday when they travel to Guelph to take on the Gryphons.