Season Opening Split For Lancers

Shalapata-Header(WINDSOR, ON) – The Lancers took one on the chin Saturday night as the visiting Ryerson Rams battled from behind to edge Windsor 4-2 in OUA men’s hockey. The loss evened the Lancers early season record at 1-1 after beating Toronto 3-2 o Friday.

In both games, the Lancers established 2-goal leads in the 1st period. But that’s where the similarities ended.

Justice Dundas scored twice for Windsor Friday, and Sebastian Beauregard staked the Lancers to a 3-0 lead by the end of the 2nd period. Toronto scored early in the 3rd and added their second in the latter half of the final frame, but Windsor held on for the victory. Blake Richard made 32 saves between the pipes for the Lancers.

The 2016-17 season of OUA men's hockey got underway with a game between the WIndsor Lancerrs and Toronto Varsity Blues on 7 October 2016.Photo by John Skinner.

The 2016-17 season of OUA men’s hockey got underway with a game between the WIndsor Lancerrs and Toronto Varsity Blues on 7 October 2016.
Photo by John Skinner.

On Saturday, however, Konnor Haas vaulted Windsor into a 2-0 lead with a pair of power play markers in the 1st period against Ryerson. However, the Rams would get one back before the end of the first 20 minutes and then added three more in the 3rd to turn the tables on Windsor. Kris Joyce suffered the loss in goal, facing 29 shots.

The Lancers travel to Thunder Bay for a pair of games against Lakehead next weekend. They return home for an October 21 date with Guelph. The puck drops at 7:30pm at the South Windsor Arena.

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