Fritsch leads MHKY past No. 5 McGill
Fourth year forward scores game winner, adds assist in 5-2 victory over nationally-ranked Redmen

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - Posted by Jamie Howieson

WATERLOO, Ont. (November 25, 2017) - Fourth year forward Andrew Fritsch scored the game-winning goal and added an assist to lead the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s hockey team to a 5-2 victory over the No. 5 McGill Redmen on Saturday night at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.

Tied at two through two periods of play, Fritsch, a native of Brantford, Ont., broke the deadlock early in the third period with his third goal of the season. He fired a quick wrist shot from the slot that beat McGill goalie Louis-Philip Guindon of St. Joseph du Lac, Que., on the glove-hand side to give Laurier a 3-2 lead.

Neil Aird of Ancaster, Ont., and Will Cook of Port Stanley, Ont., into an empty net, added insurance markers later in the third period to improve Laurier’s record to 9-3-2 on the year.

The Hawks actually trailed twice in the contest as they fell behind 1-0 and 2-1 in the opening period. However, Laurier didn’t allow the nationally-ranked Redmen to pull away as Brandon Robinson of Pickering, Ont., and Christian Mroczkowski of Kitchener, Ont., countered each time for the purple and gold.

Antoine Dufort-Plante of Montreal, and Guillaume Gauthier of Drummondville, Que., tallied for the Redmen who lost just their third game of the season, falling to 13-3-0 on the year.

One night after coming on in relief for the Golden Hawks, goaltender Colin Furlong of Cambridge, Ont., picked up his fourth win of the season as he stopped 28 shots. The performance leaves him ranked fifth in the conference in goals against average at 2.17 and sixth in save percentage at 0.929.

Guindon took the loss for the Redmen, allowing four goals on 32 shots.

Now sitting third in the OUA West Division, one point behind Guelph (10-3-1) and York (10-4-1), the Hawks will look to leapfrog both teams when they host their annual School Day Game on Thursday, November 30 against the Waterloo Warriors .

Puck drop is set for 11 a.m. 

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