Lancers start the season with two straight losses in Waterloo

The Windsor Lancers women’s hockey team opened their 2013 to 2014 season on the road, playing back-to-back games against the Laurier Golden Hawks and Waterloo Warriors.

Ankur Kumar

Reporter

The Windsor Lancers women’s hockey team opened their 2013 to 2014 season on the road, playing back-to-back games against the Laurier Golden Hawks and Waterloo Warriors.

The Hawks scored four goals in just over five minutes of the opening period, reminding fans they are poised to finish atop of the OUA standings for another consecutive season.

The offensive output led by Candice Styles and Devon Skeats paved way for points scored by other teammates. While the duo tallied a goal and an assist each, first-year competitor Jessica Prevette scored the first of her OUA career for the Hawks.

Jenny MacKnight and Candice Chevalier scored for the Lancers, but the team could not muster the same results as the Hawks and surrendered a 5-2 loss.

The Lancers headed to Columbia Ice Field the next day to face the Waterloo Warriors, hoping to redeem the previous night’s effort.
When Andrea Benac scored three minutes into the game, followed by Chevalier’s second of the season, the offset of the night before seemed to vanish.

After rookie Stephanie Digness got the Warriors on board, the Lancers regained their two goal advantage in the second when Jillian Rops fired the puck past goaltender Rebecca Bouwhuis. All look finished, but Carolyn Burke fought back to close the gap a little tighter. Sixty six seconds later, Digness’ second of the game tied the score.

It would take only 24 seconds into the extra frame to determine a winner. Marissa Redmond fed a clean pass to Digness, who nabbed her third of the night, completing the hat trick and the 4-3 comeback win in dramatic fashion.

The Lancers hope to improve in the win column this coming weekend as they are scheduled to play the UOIT Ridgebacks and York Lions at South Windsor Arena.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*