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Gee-Gees at a Glance – Jan. 19-21

Wednesday January 17, 2018

FEATURED GAMES:

 

Gee-Gees men’s and women’s basketball will be taking on the Laurentian Voyageurs on Saturday. Each year, upon Laurentian’s visit to Ottawa, the games are highlighted as part of U SPORTS’ Shoot for the Cure initiative in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

On the men’s side, the ninth-ranked Gee-Gees (11-3) prepare for a Top 10 battle with the seventh-ranked Voyageurs (12-1). Having won the past 10 matchups, the Gee-Gees will look to keep their streak alive against one of the OUA’s best scorers in Kadre Gray, who leads the OUA with 26.5 points per game.  On the women’s side, the surging Gee-Gees (9-5) take on the struggling Voyageurs (3-10). Solid team play has given Ottawa a six-game win streak, including three wins over ranked competition. Two wins over the weekend could move the Gee-Gees into third place in the OUA East as competition heats up through the final two months of the season.

The double-header at Montpetit Hall kicks off with the women’s game at 6 p.m. and the men’s game following at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at tickets.geegees.ca and the games will be streaming live on OUA.tv.

 

HOME:

 

Gee-Gees men’s basketball teams will be at home to face the Nipissing Lakers on Friday night. The Lakers men’s team (6-7) has yet to notch a win over the Gee-Gees in their short history, and with four players returning to their hometown, the game has a fun energy around it. Balanced scoring and tough defence has been key for the men in their wins this season and using that recipe the Gee-Gees can extend their streak over the Lakers. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. with the game streaming live on OUA.tv.

The women’s basketball team will also be taking on Nipissing, who currently sits at the bottom of the OUA East with a 2-11 record. Nipissing has yet to defeat the Gee-Gees since their introduction to the OUA in 2014. If the Gee-Gees continue to play the way they have during their winning stretch, the Lakers may have another tough trip to Ottawa. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. with the game streaming live on OUA.tv.

The Gee-Gees women’s hockey team (7-5-1) will take on the McGill Martlets (5-5-2) at home on Saturday. After two disappointing losses to ranked competition last weekend, the Gee-Gees will be looking to get back into the win column. Puck drop is set for 2 p.m. at Minto Sports Complex with the game streaming live on OUA.tv.

Gee-Gees track and field is hosting the uOttawa Winter Invitational on Saturday at The Dome at Louis-Riel. Athletes from various universities and clubs from across the country will be in attendance for the event. All action gets underway at 10:30 a.m., results will be posted on Twitter at @geegees_trackxc.

Gee-Gees men’s hockey (10-7-3) will be taking on U SPORTS tenth-ranked Concordia (14-3-3) on Sunday at Minto Sports Complex. The teams have split their two meetings thus far this season and a win for the Gee-Gees could continue to give the team momentum as playoffs approach. Puck drop is set for 6 p.m. and the game will be streaming live on OUA.tv.

Gee-Gees women’s volleyball (3-8) takes on the Sherbrooke Vert et Or (2-9) on Sunday at Montpetit Hall. The teams have split decisions in their two exciting matches played this season. With Sherbooke sitting at the bottom of the RSEQ standings, the Gee-Gees want to avoid switching places with the Vert et Or and a win sets them up to continue to improve their record in a push toward playoffs. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. and will be streaming live on OUA.tv.

 

AWAY:

 

On Friday, the men’s hockey is visiting U SPORTS fifth-ranked and OUA East leading McGill (18-4-0), kicking off the remainder of their schedule only facing teams ahead of them in the standings. Paired with Sunday’s matchup with Concordia, two wins would be crucial in shaking up the OUA East. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live through McGill’s streaming network.

Gee-Gees swimming teams will be traveling to Hamilton and Toronto for meets at McMaster and U of T this weekend. On Friday, the teams will compete at McMaster in a Dual Meet, before moving on to compete in the Eastern Cup at Toronto on Saturday and Sunday. The U SPORTS seventh-ranked Gee-Gees men’s team will look to continue their solid performance against top competition. Results will be posted as available on Twitter at @geegees_swim.

On Saturday, Gee-Gees women’s volleyball is in Montreal at UQAM to take on the Citadins (2-9). The Gee-Gees have been victorious in the prior two matchups this season and will look to make it a third on the trip. Action is underway at 2 p.m. and will be streaming live on the Citadins Facebook page.

Gee-Gees women’s hockey is in Montreal on Sunday to take on the U SPORTS ninth-ranked Montreal Carabins (8-2-4). In a rematch of their thrilling game last Friday that ended in a 2-1 decision for the Carabins, the Gee-Gees will look to exact some revenge and gain some ground in the RSEQ standings. Puck drop is set for 2 p.m. and will be streaming live on the Carabins’ YouTube channel.