Laurier: 1 CONCORDIA: 3
WATERLOO, Ont. (November 25, 2017) – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men's hockey team had their four-game point streak snapped on Friday night as they lost 3-1 to the Concordia Stingers at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.
With both teams entering the game sporting identifcal records, it was the Stingers (9-2-2) who got off to a quick start. First period goals from Phillippe Sanche (Mercier, Que.), Jean-Sebastien Taillefer (Les Coteaux, Que.) and Dominic Beauchemin (Longueuil, Que.) gave the Stingers a 3-0 lead, chasing Laurier starter Chris Festarini
(Oakville, Ont.) from the net.
The Hawks (8-3-2) picked up their play in the second period and were able to pull a goal back as Trevor Sauder
(Tavistock, Ont.) scored a solid backhanded goal off of a feed from Matt Dupont
Needing a pair of goals to tie the game in the third, Laurier could only muster seven shots on goal as they lost for the third time in regulation this season.
After Festarini allowed three goals on seven shots, his replacement Colin Furlong
(Cambridge, Ont.) was outstanding the rest of the way, stopping all 19 shots he faced to give the Hawks a chance to come back.
On the other side of the ice, Concordia’s goalie Marc-Antoine Turcotte (Chateauguay, Que.) turned aside 23 of the 24 shots thrown his way to pick up the win.
With the loss, the Hawks fall to third in the OUA West standings with 18 points. On the contrary, the Stingers maintained their third place ranking in the OUA East keeping pace with McGill and UQTR.
Next up the Hawks will face the No. 5 McGill Redman (13-2-0) on Saturday, November 25 on home ice at 7:07 p.m. Tickets for the game can be purchased on tickets.laurierathletics.com and the game will be broadcast live on OUA.tv.