Men’s Hockey (0-0-0-1 OUA, 1-3-0-1 Overall)
Hosted Queen’s (1-0-0-0 OUA) for the team’s 2010-11 OUA season opener, Friday, October 8 at 7 p.m.
Paul Forster, Simren Sandhu (PP), Kyle Ireland (2 PP), Dominic Jalbert (2) – uOttawa
Payton Liske (PP), Ben Monroe (PP), Jordan Soquila (2), Jordan Mirwaldt (SH), Alexi Pianosi (PP) – Queen’s
Despite losing an early two goal lead, the uOttawa Gee-Gees would charge back against the Queen’s Gaels Friday night, only to lose in a shootout in their OUA season opener, 7-6.
Things looked good early on for the Gee-Gees as second year forward Paul Forster, Perth, Ont., scored two minutes into the game. Less than four minutes later, third-year forward Simren Sandhu, Calgary, Alta., would net another goal for the Gee-Gees on a 3-on-2 power-play rush, putting uOttawa up 2-0.
However Queen’s would take over from that point on, scoring four unanswered goals to close out the first period.
“I was impressed with their team, they really battled,” said Gee-Gees head coach Dave Leger, “when we weren’t at our best they made us pay.”
The Gee-Gees would charge back in the third, scoring three unanswered goals. First-year forward Kyle Ireland, Rosetown, Sask., would start things off for the Gee-Gees, scoring his second power-play goal of the night midway through the period, keeping the Gee-Gees within two.
First-year defenseman Dominic Jalbert, Gatineau, Que, would put the Gee-Gees within one with less than 30 seconds to go in the game, and then added the tying goal with one second left on the clock.
After 5 minutes of 4-on-4 overtime was unable decide a winner, the game moved to a shootout, with Queen’s coming out on top 2-0.
Nevertheless, Leger was optimistic about the result.
“This was an important point to recover. Tomorrow we look to gain two points.”
The Gee-Gees’ next game is tomorrow night when they travel to Kingston, Ont. to play the RMC Paladins (0-0 OUA) at 7:00 p.m.