PREVIEW: MSOCC set to battle Guelph and York
Golden Hawks welcome the Guelph Gryphons to town for their home opener on Saturday before heading to Toronto on Sunday for their match against the York Lions.
Friday, September 1, 2017 - Posted by Meghan Daniels
Game Dates and Times: Saturday, September 2 – 1:00 p.m. (vs. Guelph) and Sunday, September 3 – 1:00 p.m. (at York)
Game Locations: University Stadium, Waterloo; York Stadium, Toronto;
Live Webcast/Radio Coverage: N/A
Tickets: University Stadium (vs.Guelph), York Stadium (vs. York)
The Low Down
After tough outcomes against Brock and McMaster to start the season, the Hawks will look to come away with some points against two formidable opponents this weekend. Guelph, currently at 2-0-1 on the year and York at 1-2-0.
Need to Know
Players to Watch
- Saturday’s game against Guelph will be Laurier’s first home game of the regular season.
- With a record of 0-2, the Golden Hawks are tied for sixth place in the OUA West standings.
- Guelph and York played each other on August 30th, with the Gryphons edging out the Lions 2-1.
- Guelph currently sits atop the conference standings with seven overall points, while York are in fifth place with five points.
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (0-2)
G Rocco Strazzella (Woodbrige, Ont.)
F Nikola Miokovic (Kitchener, Ont.)
- The third-year goalkeeper leads the league in saves with 20.
- In the 2016/2017 season, Strazzella started 13 of 14 games for the Hawks.
Guelph Gryphons (2-0-1)
- In the 2016/2017 season, Miokovic finished second on the team in goals scored.
- With multi-time OUA All Star forward Niklas Bauer no longer on the team, Miokovic should see an increase in opportunity and responsibility in terms of goal scoring.
F Jace Kostsopoulos (Burlington, Ont.)
York Lions (1-2-0)
- The third-year forward leads the league in goals scored, having netted five.
F Milan Beader (Oakville, Ont.)
- Written by Matt Strapp
- The second year forward has already scored twice this season and is on track to improve on his seven-goal output from the previous season.
- Beader has spent multiple seasons playing professionally in the U19 Serbian Superliga.
Copyright © 2017
The contents, but not any logo or other visual representation, of
the Golden Hawk Website may be used and reproduced solely for non-commercial,
personal or educational purposes provided that it is not modified and that
you do not delete any copyrights and other legal or proprietary notices contained
therein. Such information may not otherwise be used, reproduced, broadcast,
published or re-disseminated without the prior written permission of Wilfrid Laurier Athletics.
For more information visit our Terms of Service page on our website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org