Men’s hockey

The Varsity Blues men’s hockey team ousted the Windsor Lancers 3-1 on Friday night in Windsor, giving the Blues a 10-12-2 record, good for eighth place in the OUA West Division and only four points away from third place.

Fourth-year forward Patrick Marsh scored twice in the contest; his first came in the power play in the first period. Toronto tallied again in the first period when rookie forward Max Lindsay netted his sixth goal of the year in the last minute, giving the Blues a 2-0 lead heading into the second period.

Marsh scored again in the second period, ultimately finishing off the Lancers with his 13th goal of the year. The Blues took a 3-1 lead in the third period.

The third went back and forth and was mostly dominated by the goaltenders. Third-year goaltender Andrew Hunt posted a spectacular performance, making 54 saves, while his opponents Blake Richard and Michael Doan, who both split Windsor goaltending duties, combined for 26 saves. Toronto didn’t post any shots on net in the third period.

The Varsity Blues host the Western Mustangs this Friday at Varsity Arena. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

Women’s hockey

The Varsity Blues women’s hockey team escaped a two-goal first-period deficit and beat the Windsor Lancers 3-2 in overtime at Varsity Arena Saturday night. Fifth-year forward Sonja Weidenfelder scored in overtime, improving her team’s winning record to 8-3-4-3, giving them the fifth spot in the OUA standings.

Captain Kristi Riseley scored for the Blues a quarter way into the second period to dim Windsor’s lead to 2-1. Riseley tipped in a point shot on the power play, which was initially shot by defenceman Rebecca Bourgeois.

Halfway through the second period, second-year forward Megan O’Brien put the puck in the back of the net for the fourth time in four games after a mad scramble had the puck trickle in front of the net and onto her stick allowing her to put it past the sprawling Windsor goalie, Hanna Slater, and into the open net.

Linemates jumped on O’Brien with joy and excitement, putting the momentum back on Toronto’s side heading into the third period.

Weidenfelder made her bench erupt when she stuffed the one-timing pass from Taylor Day into the back of the net, giving her the game-winning goal.

The Varsity Blues host the Ryerson Rams this Thursday. Puck drop is set for 11 a.m.

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