The uOttawa Gee-Gees women’s hockey team took to the ice on Friday night to face off against the Montreal Carabins in their third regular-season matchup of the season. Despite fighting hard to emerge victorious, Ottawa fell to the Carabins after Montreal’s Jessica Cormier scored early in the third period to break the tie and give Montreal a 2-1 lead.
The Carabins wasted no time in taking hold of the momentum, scoring the first goal only three minutes into the game. The Gee-Gees were eager to even out the score, and high energy units were on the attack for the entire first period. Ottawa’s Mélodie Bouchard and Christine Deaudelin provided the team with several scoring opportunities, but it wasn’t until the second period that Alexe Drouin powered home the second goal of the game on a power play to bring the score to a tie.
Tension was high as the Gee-Gees were granted another power play in the final five minutes of the second period. Despite several shots on goal that kept Gee-Gee fans on the edge of their seats, none of the shots proved to be successful at placing Ottawa in the lead. After then killing off three penalties to finish the second period and begin the third, the Gee-Gees appeared to run out of steam in the third period, giving the Carabins the edge they needed to score the go-ahead goal.
The Gee-Gees travel to Concordia this Sunday. The next home game is set to take place, January 20 against the McGill Martlets.