WATERLOO, Ont. (September 2, 2011) - Wilfrid Laurier women's hockey coach RICK OSBORNE
announced today his team's exhibition schedule for the 2011-12 season.
This year, the Golden Hawks will battle top-ranked teams from across Canada and the United States as they fine tune their game before and during the season.
Laurier will open up their non-conference schedule on September 17 when they travel to Erie, Penn., to face the Mercyhurst Lakers. The following week, the purple and gold will be at The Ohio State University to take on the Buckeyes.
The Golden Hawks will get their first look at the Ryerson Rams, a new addition to the OUA this year, on October 1 in the teams final exhibition game before the beginning of the OUA regular season.
In November, during an off-week from OUA play, the Hawks will be on the ice once again against NCAA competition when they face the RIT Tigers at the Gretzky Centre in Brantford.
Over the holiday break in December, Laurier will face-off against some of the best teams in the country and perennial CIS Championship contenders at the McGill Tournament. The Golden Hawks will battle Manitoba, StFX and the host Martlets, all three of whom participated in last years CIS Championship.
Laurier Women's Hockey Exhibition Schedule:
Sept. 17 vs Mercyhurst Lakers (NCAA) at Erie, Penn.
Sept. 19 vs Mississauga Jr Chiefs (PWHL) at Waterloo Memorial Recreational Complex
Sept. 23 vs Ohio State Buckeyes (NCAA) at Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 28 vs Durham Lightning Jrs (PWHL) at Waterloo Memorial Recreational Complex
Oct. 1 vs Ryerson Rams (OUA) at George Bell Arena, Toronto, Ont.
Nov. 24 vs RIT Tigers (NCAA) at Gretzky Centre, Brantford, Ont.
Dec. 28 vs Manitoba Bisons (CW) at McGill
Dec. 29 vs StFX X-Women (AUS) at McGill
Dec. 30 vs McGill Martlets (RSEQ) at McGill