Brock Men’s Hockey knocks off No. 6 Laurier 6-3
St. Catharines, Ont. – Coming off of back-to-back overtime losses, the Brock University Men’s Hockey team (6-3-0-3) took on the red hot Laurier Golden Hawks (9-2-0-1) on Saturday night. In a rough and tumble game Brock managed to outscore the offensively talented Golden Hawks.
Nathan Hooper (Hamilton, Ont.) extended his goal-scoring streak to three games, notching a short-handed marker. The next shift Ryan Allen (Fort McMurray, Alta.) jumped on a rebound and slid it into the open net extending Brocks lead to 2-0. Late in the period Welland native Derek Brochu made it a three-goal advantage and ended the night for Laurier’s goaltender Jeff MacDougal (Shallow Lake, Ont.). Brock ran into penalty trouble at the end of the period and Jordan Bonneville (St. Agatha, Ont.) captilized making it a 3-1 game.
In the second period the game became very physical and both teams sending a parade of players to the penalty box. Gary Friesen (Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ont.) scored his second goal of the season giving Brock a 4-1 edge heading into the third.
To start the third period Brad Flynn (New Glasgow, N.S.) demonstrated some offensive flare burying short side for his first goal as a Brock Badger. Brock experienced more penalty trouble as the period went on and Laurier’s powerplay was able to connect for their second goal of the game making it 5-2. In the final minute Luke Dubbin (Midland, Ont.) would score to bring Laurier within 2, but Ryan Stephenson (Belmont, Ont.) would hit the empty net securing the win 6-3.
Brock’s next home game will take place on Friday November 21, 2008 at 7:35 p.m. against the Lakehead Thunderwolves at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre.
9:08 Brock – Hooper (Friesen, McLean) SH
9:56 Brock – Allen (Smeltzer)
14:13 Brock – Brochu (Allen, Stephenson)
19:09 Laurier – Jordan Bonneville (Rizk, Kennedy) PP
9:14 Brock – Friesen (Mullin, Miller)
6:50 Brock - Flynn (Smeltzer, Giroux)
9:17 Laurier – Magistrale (Vergeer) PP
19:03 Laurier – Dubbin (Williams, Maccrone)
19:24 Brock - Stephenson (Giroux, Bradley)
Kurt Jory (Brock): 11-6-12 = 29 (Win)
Jeff MacDougal (Laurier): 4-0-0 = 4
Mike Thompson (Laurier): 1-10-1 = 12 (Loss)