Waterloo, ON - The Golden Hawk women’s hockey program continues to hold the second spot in the national top ten, this coming after the weekend 3-1 win over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.
The team has arguably the strongest defense in the country, comparing only to the CIS #1 ranked Alberta Golden Bears, who both have less than 15 goals against in the regular season.
Goaltender Cindy Eadie
(Brantford, ON) has continued to anchor the defense. The fourth year Economics student and current Laurier Bookstore Athlete of the Week continues to lead the country in Goals Against Average (0.88) and Save Percentage (.950).
“Our defense has been playing well this year,” said Eadie. “We’re great contenders and a team that every other school wants to beat.”
With only 38 goals so far this season (16 games), Head Coach RICK OSBORNE
is looking to get the offense going in the final month of the season. This season’s goals have mostly come from Fiona Aiston
(Ottawa, ON) and Laurissa Kenworthy
“This could be the most exciting OUA Championships in a while,” said Head Coach RICK OSBORNE
. “There are five teams that can win it – it’ll be tough month in Ontario.”
The OUA Championships will be held in Toronto in the first week of March. Last season, Wilfrid Laurier upset the defending champion University of Toronto Varsity Blues in the Semi-Final and then went on to defeat the Queen’s Golden Gaels for the provincial title.
Wilfrid Laurier has medaled every year since entering OUA competition and has won three provincial championships – in 1998/99, 2001/02 and 2003/04.
The ladies hold a conference record of 12-1-2-1 and an exhibition record of 13-1-1-2. They travel to Windsor (3-7-4-2) Saturday and then Western (1-8-8-1) on Sunday.