Laurier: 5 CIS Championships - Ottawa: 0
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OTTAWA – Fourth year forward Fiona Aiston
scored two goals including the game winner as the #2 ranked Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks shutout the host #4 Ottawa Gee Gee’s 5-0.
The win gives the team a day off to prepare for the #3 Alberta Golden Bears in a rematch of the 2006 women’s hockey national championship. The game will take place on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
“Tonight Ottawa moved quickly,” said head coach RICK OSBORNE
. “But we were a step ahead. Our game to take away time and space worked tonight and now we’ll look to Alberta.”
The Nepean native scored the Hawks first power play goal of the post season. Minutes later two members of the garnet-and-grey collided in front of their own net and left Fiona with the puck five feet out where she went five-hole on goalie Julie Lalonde for her second marker of the night.
After Lalonde let in the third goal scored by Kenworthy, she was replaced in net by Megan Takeda.
Backstopping the Hawks, Morgan Wielgosz
picked up her first post-season shutout in purple and gold. The Dorchester native faced a total of 17 shots in the contest.
“Morgan’s game was solid tonight,” commented Osborne. “Earlier in the year when Ottawa beat us, it was on scrambles in front of the net. Tonight we boxed out well and Morgan’s performance cleaned up the rest.”
picked up the final two goals in the game. The resident of Collingwood has had a successful post-season this year netting a pair of game-openers in each of the provincial playoffs.
“Tonight we really capitalized on our chances,” commented Aiston. “We moved our feet and came out with the win.”
Looking towards the next game Aiston commented on the Golden Bears. “We have a lot of respect for Alberta, every year we’ve been there and so have they so we’ll work hard tomorrow and plan for Sunday night.”
Willfrid Laurier 5, Ottawa 0
1. WLU – Fiona Aiston
, Andrea Bevan
), 11:46 PP
2. WLU – Fiona Aiston
(unassisted), 14:35 SH
OTT-Kegler (Body Checking) 6:47, WLU-Crarey (Hooking) 9:05, OTT-Burrill (Hooking) 9:57, WLU-McMillin (Hooking) 13:31, OTT-Lapello (Roughing) 18:24
3. WLU – Laurissa Kenworthy
, Lauren Meschino
), 6:22 PP
4. WLU – Andrea Ironside
(Ashley McMillan, Lauren Barch
WLU-Meschino (High Sticking) 1:19, OTT-Hanmore (Tripping) 4:36, OTT-Allen (Hooking) 5:20, WLU-Aiston (High Sticking) 12:38, OTT-Allen (Unsportmanlike) 12:38, WLU-Crarey (Slashing) 17:51
5. WLU – Andrea Ironside
, Lauren Barch
WLU-Bennett (Body Checking) 1:09, WLU-Psota (Body Checking) 3:14, WLU-Judges (Tripping) 6:46, WLU-Crarey (Tripping) 9:23, OTT-Gonsolus (Hooking) 14:31, OTT-Takeda (Tripping) 15;56
Shots on Goal (1-2-3=T)