Men’s Hockey (9-6-4 OUA)
Marc-Olivier Mimar scored three times, including the game winner, as the UQTR Patriotes downed the visiting uOttawa Gee-Gees 7-3 on Friday in OUA East action.
The Patriotes scored three second period goals, burying the Gee-Gees in a deep hole that they would not get out of. The win is UQTR's sixth in their last seven games, catapulting them into second place, just one point behind the Carleton Ravens.
The first period saw Gee-Gee defenceman Dominic Jalbert capitalize on a power play opportunity, an aspect of their game they knew they had to improve upon heading into Friday night’s matchup. The goal is Jalbert’s fifth of the season, as he continues to lead the team in points.
But the second period let-down was too much for the Gee-Gees to overcome, despite two third period goals from Stephen Blunden and Mathieu Leduc, their third and second goals respectively. It was Blunden's first game back in action following a serious leg injury which he sustained during the October 21 game against Carleton.
The normally stingy Gee-Gee penalty kill unit allowed two goals on four opportunities, while the Patriotes only allowed the one power play goal. The garnet and grey failed to register more than nine shots in any period, while the high-flying Patiotes offensive attack scored four unanswered goals and scored seven on 32 shots.
The Gee-Gees goaltending tandem of Russell Abbott and newcomer François Lacerte had a disappointing outing, allowing the highest goals against of the season.
The uOttawa squad will now have a day of rest to prepare for a Sunday afternoon matchup against the Ryerson Rams at the uOttawa Minto Sports Complex.
Gee-Gee goal scorers- Jalbert (Donovan) 11:17 1st period (PP); Blunden (Blain, Jalbert) 12:13 2nd period; Leduc (Tanguay-Theriault, Ouellette) 19:33 3rd period;
Patriote goal scorers- Gravel (Donovan) 4:11 1st period; Mimar (Morin, Boudreau) 19:54 1st period (PP); Petit (Tremblay, Robichaud) 1:17 2nd period; Mimar (Morin, Lessard) 3:24 2nd period; Donovan (Mimar, Morin) 17:19 2nd period (PP); Mimar (Morin, Boudreau) 14:35 3rd period; Lessard 19:52 3rd period;