Hurricanes end season with win over CBU in women’s hockey; men fall to Vipers in close game
February 10, 2014
The Holland Hurricanes women’s hockey team held their final two ECWHL regular season games this weekend against the CBU Capers at the Gateway Arena in Borden. The ‘Canes and Capers are two of the four teams in the Eastern Canadian Women’s Collegiate Hockey League along with Acadia University and UNB.
On Saturday the Capers would spread their scoring over three periods to defeat the Hurricanes 4-2.
The Hurricanes Rebecca Chapman opened the scoring at 4:33 of the first period (assist to Katie Campbell) before CBU’s Jessica MacDermid tied things up at 12:28 to end the opening period tied 1-1.
CBU would open the second with a fast start, scoring just 18 seconds after the period would begin to take the 2-1 lead off of a Carissa Carley goal and go up 3-1 at 2:33 when Jenna Guy scored.
The ‘Canes would bounce back late in the period when Brittany Jay scored at 12:36, assists went to Hayley Foote and Taylor Lynds.
In the third period the Hurricanes would push to score the equalizer but their hopes of a comeback was squashed when CBU would score at 12:28 of the final period; Rebecca McDonald was credited with the goal. The goal would give the CBU Capers the 4-2 victory.
Sunday’s game would be the fourth time these two teams would face each other in two weeks, and the intensity level of the game proved that these two teams do not like each other.
In a game that seen 28 penalties called for 92 total penalty minutes, the Hurricanes would use two first-period-goals to give them the 2-1 victory over the Capers.
Rebecca Chapman would open the scoring at 6:53 with a shot from the point beating the Capers goaltender on the low-blocker-side to give the ‘Canes the 1-0 lead. Riley Koughan and Shaelyn Graham had the assists on the goal.
Shortly after Holland College would apply the pressure again, scoring at 7:47 to give them the 2-0 lead after a Katie Campbell goal with the assist going to Hayley Foote.
The Capers would pull to within one goal before the period would end, Jenna Guy scoring at 11:28.
Over the next two periods the game sheet would fill up quickly but not with goals in this penalty filled affair.
The end result of the game would see the Holland Hurricanes defeating the CBU Capers 2-1.
With Sunday’s victory the Hurricanes regular season would end with them sitting in fourth place in the ECWHL standings with a 2-8-2 record on the season. The team will participate in the ECWHL championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick on March 15th and 16th.
The men’s hockey Hurricanes hosted the Kensington Vipers for their final regular season home game of the season at the Simmons Sport Centre; the ‘Canes entered Saturday night’s game riding a three game winning streak while the Vipers sat in first place in the IJHL standings.
The ‘Canes would go on to hold a 3-2 lead after the first period and enter the final twenty minutes of play tied 5-5 but eventually seen the Vipers pull ahead to a 7-6 victory.
The Vipers jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 5:49 when Brett Hogan found the back of the net on a breakaway but the ‘Canes would strike back. Patrick Cummiskey would score twice in 2:06 to put the ‘Canes ahead 2-1 followed by a Nick MacDonald power play goal at 17:57 to give the Hurricanes the 3-1 lead.
Zen Hamil would score with twenty seconds remaining in the period to cut the Hurricanes lead to 3-2 after the first.
In the second period the Vipers would flex their offensive muscles, scoring three straight goals at 1:51, 7:45 and 10:56 before Andrew Skinner would score with six minutes remaining in the second period to pull to within a goal. Patrick Cummiskey would then score his twenty-sixth goal of the season at 17:27 on the power play to tie the game 5-5 heading into the game’s final twenty minutes.
Just 2:01 into the third period Jordan Mayhew would score for the Vipers followed by a Kyle Doucette goal to put them up 7-5 with less than ten minutes remaining.
As the clock ticked away Adam Gardner would score his tenth goal of the season at 16:27 to make it 7-6 but this would be where the game would finish.
The Vipers outshot the ‘Canes 40-36 in the game.
With the loss the Hurricanes fall to 7-18-3 on the season and remain three points behind the fourth place Western Red Wings in the standings.
The Hurricanes will visit the Western Red Wings on Saturday, February 22nd followed by a game in Kensington versus the Vipers on Sunday, February 23rd. The Hurricanes will then take on the Sherwood Falcons on Wednesday, February 26th at the Cody Banks Arena. There is also a make-up game to be scheduled between the Hurricanes and Red Wings.
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