Last September, the Gee-Gees men’s hockey team played a tight contest with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators, the Ottawa Senators highest level affiliate. The game resulted in a 3-2 loss for the newly formed uOttawa squad, however, over the course of a year much has changed for both teams. The Gee-Gees defied expectations, making the playoffs in their first season, and for the B-Sens, they played a final season in Binghamton, NY before their move north of the border to Belleville, ON. On Friday, the game marks the first time the Gee-Gees play in-front of a home crowd this year. Puck drop is set for 7:30 at Minto Sports Complex and tickets are available at tickets.geegees.ca. The game will also be broadcast live on OUA.tv.
The Gee-Gees football team (3-1) looks to rebound from their loss to McMaster in Hamilton last weekend with a key matchup with the Windsor Lancers (0-4) at Gee-Gees Field on Saturday. This week, the Gee-Gees will hope to move the ball more effectively as they face a Lancers defence that gives up more points than any team in the nation, averaging 53.3 per game. Due to another injury to Victor Twynstra, it is possible freshman quarterback Alex Lavric will have the opportunity to lead the team in finding some essential offensive production. Kickoff is set for 1:04 p.m. and will be live streamed on OUA.tv.
The U SPORTS no. 5 ranked women’s rugby team (2-1) returns home for a matchup with McGill (0-3) on Saturday. The struggling Martlets have only scored only 12 points in their three matches, meanwhile giving up 238, conversely, the Gee-Gees are surging having taken down two playoff teams from last season following their slim loss in the season opener. The match gets underway at 4 p.m. at Matt Anthony Field.
The U SPORTS no. 4 ranked women’s soccer team (5-1-1) travel to Toronto for a set of games against Ryerson (3-3-2) and Toronto (4-4). At the beginning of the month, the Gee-Gees defeated the Varsity Blues 1-0 at home, and downed the Rams with a powerful 6-0 win the following day. Players to watch for the Gee-Gees continue to be Emma Lefebvre and Katherine Bearne, who have been the team’s biggest scoring threats this year. Lefebvre is second in the OUA with 5 goals, just one shy of top spot, while Bearne’s total has her tied at fourth. On Saturday, the match against Ryerson gets underway at 11:30 a.m. with no live stream. On Sunday, game time is set for 1 p.m. with a live stream available on OUA.tv.
After a 5-4 win in a shootout to open their preseason, the women’s hockey team is looking to keep winning in an exhibition tournament at Queen’s University. The team will first take on the Gaels on Friday at 4 p.m. followed by a matchup with Western at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Gee-Gees will be in action the next day for a game at Syracuse University at 2 p.m.
Women’s basketball continues their preseason tune-ups when Collège Montmorency visits Montpetit Hall on Sunday at 12 p.m. Montmorency, a CEGEP powerhouse based in Laval, QC was the champion of Div. 1 basketball last season. The Gee-Gees will look to continue to integrate new players on the team and gear up for the OUA regular season.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be hosting their annual Alumni Games on Saturday. It is a chance for former players and coaches to return to the program and take to the floor at Montpetit, reinforcing the importance of legacy in Gee-Gees basketball. The women’s game tips off at 1 p.m., with the men’s game following at 3 p.m.