Visser lifts WHKY past No. 9 Brock
Golden Hawks close out 2017 with 2-1 overtime win over Badgers following 3-0 loss to Toronto
Monday, December 4, 2017 - Posted by Jamie Howieson
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. (December 4, 2017) - Rookie forward Emily Visser scored 12 seconds into overtime as the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s hockey team upset the No. 9 Brock Badgers 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Coming off a 3-0 loss to the Toronto Varsity Blues one day earlier, Visser, a native of Caledonia, Ont., played the hero for the purple and gold as she stole the puck off the opening faceoff in overtime before walking in and snapping a shot low blocker side past Brock netminder Jensen Murphy of Kingston, Ont.
Laurier had forced overtime against the nationally-ranked Badgers late in regulation thanks to a goal from Emily Woodhouse of St. Marys, Ont. Visser provided the primary assist on the tally that came with 53 seconds left in the third period.
Kailey Peirson of Kingston, Ont., opened the scoring for Brock just 16 seconds into the third period after the two teams were scoreless through 40 minutes of play.
Hawks rookie netminder Hannah Miller of Georgetown, Ont., recorded her second victory of the season for Laurier as she stopped 21 of the 22 shots she faced. The performance leaves Miller with the top save percentage in the conference, and third best in all of Canada, at 0.955 heading into the holiday break.
Murphy suffered the loss in goal for Brock as she finished the contest with 22 saves.
On Saturday, Laurier was dealt their fourth consecutive defeat in falling on the road to the Varsity Blues.
Breanna Berndsen of Kelowna, B.C., paced Toronto to the win with a goal and an assist.
Miller also made the start in goal for Laurier against the Varsity Blues and allowed two goals on 32 shots.
Madeline Albert of Whitby, Ont., was the winning goalie for Toronto as she made 15 saves for the shutout and also recorded an assist on the game’s opening goal by Kassie Roache of Corunna, Ont.
With the results, the Hawks sit with a 1-1-8-1 record through their first 11 games of the year.
Laurier will return to action in the New Year as they take on the No. 7 Guelph Gryphons (7-1-4-0) on Wednesday, January 3 in Guelph. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on OUA.tv.
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