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The Gee-Gees’ Medric Mercier in pursuit versus Brock. Photo: Courtesy of Stephen Leithwood.

Gee-Gees remain undefeated in regulation through six games

The Gee-Gees men’s hockey team got on the bus for the first road trip of the year with games in southern Ontario, taking on the Brock Badgers on Oct. 26 and Guelph Gryphons on Oct. 27.

In the first game, the Garnet and Grey were facing the Badgers for the first time in two seasons.

The Gee-Gees opened up the scoring with four minutes left in the period on the power-play, when Newfoundlander Cody Drover banked home the rebound of a Kevin Domingue shot to give them a 1-0 lead.

Brock answered a couple minutes later, scoring with less than a minute left in the period after former Ottawa 67’s winger Cosimo Fantana beat Gees goaltender Graham Hunt on the power-play to tie up the game heading to the dressing room.

In the second, Badgers forward Tyler Rollo took advantage of a lucky bounce off of a blocked shot to score a shorthanded goal, giving the Badgers a 2-1 lead.

Later in the period, Cody van Lierop would take a hit-from-behind penalty, giving Brock a power-play. On the man advantage, Brock defenceman Ethan Spaxman beat Hunt with a slap shot from the point, giving the Badgers a 3-1 lead.

But the Gee-Gees would answer back before the end of the frame, cutting Brock’s lead with five minutes left in the period on a nice shot from Mike Poirier. The second would end with Brock on top 3-2.

In the third, Domingue would score midway through the period to tie up things at three, where it would stay until overtime.

With both teams failing to score in OT, the game would head to a shoot-out, where the U of O fell just short, giving Brock the extra point.

In the next game versus Guelph, the Gee-Gees were fast out of the gate, with captain Eric Locke scoring early in the first to give the Gees a 1-0 lead.

In the second, Jean-Francois Plante scored his first goal as a Gee-Gee, giving his team a 2-0 lead. Locke would score his second goal of the night on a power-play before the end of the period to put them up 3-0 after the second period, a lead that would eventually hold to the end.

In the win, Gee-Gees goaltender Anthony Brodeur would stop 34 of 35 shots, falling just one short of a nice shutout.

The Gee-Gees will take on both Kingston teams at Minto Sports Complex on Nov. 2-3. RMC will be the first opponent, while Queen’s will be the next day. For tickets and more information please consult www.Geegees.ca.