Windsor Bids Seniors Adieu


Head coach Jim Hunter is flanked by graduating seniors Erinn Noseworthy (20), Jillian Rops, and Natalie Barrette during a pre-game ceremony at South Windsor Arena.
Photo by John Skinner.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Lancers said goodbye to three graduating seniors Saturday night at South Windsor Arena. However, the farewell was not so fond as the visiting Western Mustangs were a wet towel on the party by defeating the Blue and Gold 6-3.

Western handed the Lancers their 13th loss of the season by dominating the 2nd period with three goals. After skating to a 1-1 tie after 20 minutes, Kristen Lawrence put Windsor up 2-1 early in the middle frame with her second goal of the game. The Mustangs quickly eliminated the advantage by scoring three straight to double the Lancers 4-2 at the buzzer.

Two more goals by Western in the 3rd period provided a daunting task for the Windsor women. Sydney Dobbin managed to get one back, with just under 3 minutes remaining to play, as she netted her first ever goal for the Lancers.


Stay at home defenseman Sydney Dobbin scored her first goal with the Windsor Lancers on 13 February 2016 vs the Western Mustangs at South Windsor Arena. Dobbin’s goal came on the power play late in the 3rd period.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Pre-game, the Lancers honoured 4th-year seniors Erinn Noseworthy, Natalie Barette, and Jillian Rops with a plaque presentation at entre ice. Noseworthy and Barette earned an assist each on the Lawrence goals while Rops has been out since being injured in a January 22 game against Nipissing.

Windsor will travel to Toronto for their final regular season game, facing off against the York Lions on February 20. The Lions will be looking to leapfrog over the Lancers with a win while Windsor will be trying to catch the 9th place Brock Badgers.


Kristen Lawrence watches the puck evade Western goalkeeper Kelly Campbell. Lawrence tipped a shot from the point by Natalie Barrette to tie the game at 1 in the 1st period.
Photo by John Skinner.


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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata