MacKnight leads Lancers to Gryphons next

The women’s hockey team is currently seventh out of 13 teams in the OUA conference. Despite the unsteady 4-4-1, the Lancers have a lot of promise.

Ankur Kumar

Reporter

The women’s hockey team is currently seventh out of 13 teams in the OUA conference. Despite the unsteady 4-4-1, the Lancers have a lot of promise.

With a win over Ryerson and a loss to Toronto on their recent road trip, the Lancers have reason to hold their heads high.

Jenny MacKnight has scored six goals and a total of 13 points in nine games, ranking first in goals and tied for points with Guelph’s Christine Grant in the OUA.

The Lancers are 1-2-1 on the road so far this season, and will need to change their luck as they visit Brock and Guelph this weekend.

The Badgers finally found their first win of the season over the York Lions last Friday, hoping this is the start to a successful turnaround.

The Guelph Gryphons have been nothing short of excellent as they have won four straight. Along with Grant, the Gryphons follow with Amanda Parkins and Laura Pinkerton as some of the top scorers in the OUA.

After blanking on nine power plays in the 5-0 loss to Western, both Candice Chevalier and Jenny MacKnight found their scoring touch on the power play against the Rams and Blues.

With the power play slowly improving, the Lancers show a lot of energy as leading shooters in the OUA. Collectively as a team, the Lancers have scored the most goals thus far in the season, and have recorded the second most assists, just shy of the currently undefeated Queen’s Gaels.

Scoring goals may not be a problem against the Badgers, but the second-place Gryphons who are 7-2-0 will be the toughest test so far this season.

Count on Annie Armstrong to add to her season total of 34 penalty minutes to get in the way of Guelph’s leading trio of Grant, Parkins, and Pinkerton.

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