The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees men's hockey team dropped its first road game of the 2016-17 season on Saturday night, falling 4-2 to the Queen's Gaels in Kingston.
Connor Sills and Kevin Domingue had the goals for the Gee-Gees, who showed more offensive promise on Saturday than in Friday's home opener.
"It was a good learning experience. We gave ourselves a chance to earn some points tonight".
Queen's opened the scoring through Eric Ming late in the first period when the Gaels forward picked a corner from close range on Gee-Gees netminder Graham Hunt.
uOttawa drew level eight minutes into the middle frame, when Connor Sills banked a shot off Queen's goaltender Jacob Brennan and in for the reborn Gee-Gees' first goal of the season.
Ming reclaimed the lead for the Gaels late in the second period, capitalizing on a turnover and roofing a shot from a tough angle past Hunt.
Kevin Domingue tied things up for uOttawa at 14:22 of the third period, beating Brennan glove-side on a trademark breakaway.
The Gee-Gees had a go-ahead goal disallowed shortly thereafter, as the officiating crew in Kingston unanimously agreed the puck had been kicked in.
The hosts retook the lead on a mad scramble with three minutes and change remaining, as Harrison Hendrix knocked a loose puck past Hunt.
Slater Doggett added an empty-netter inside the final minute of play to solidify the win for Queen's.
"Lots of positives out of tonight but also lots of room for improvements."
The Gee-Gees will be back in action on the road this Wednesday against the defending Queen's cup champions, UQTR Patriotes. You can catch the Gee-Gees back on home ice next weekend with a critical game against the resurgent RMC Paladins (1-1-0). Friday's game against RMC will be Military Appreciation Night at the Minto Sports Complex.