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Gees hockey stays hot in win over Stingers. Sitting atop the conference, Ottawa squad is getting better by the week

On Nov. 22, the Gee-Gees women’s hockey team travelled to Montreal to take on a tough Concordia Stingers team and was looking to extend their impressive start to the season.

Concordia had previously beaten the Gees 4-2 in Ottawa earlier in the season and were coming into the game with a middle-of-the-pack 4-5 record. The Gees avenged their loss with a convincing 4-1 win, in a performance that solidified their place atop the provincial regular season standing—currently owning an impressive 6-3 record on the year.

Relentless offensive attacks by both teams highlighted the early goings of the game. Mélodie Bouchard and Vicky Lemire found the back of the net for Ottawa to take the lead in the first period.

Concordia managed to start crawling back as Ann-Julie Deschenes scored a power play goal early in the second period. The Gee-Gees would respond to the test with a goal from Carol-Ann Upshall that restored the two-goal lead late in the period.

A final third period goal from Camille Pauck-Therrin clinched the game for the Gees and capped off another impressive performance. The Gees were in fine form as goalie Maude Lévesque-Ryan made 26 saves, in a solid performance between the posts.

The team will look to extend their winning streak with a 7 p.m. game against the Carleton Ravens on Nov. 27 at Minto Sports Complex. The previous game between these two teams resulted in a 2-1 victory for the visiting Gees.

They will close out the year in an away game with the third-ranked McGill team on Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. The Gees will enjoy a lengthy break from their taxing schedule before resuming play in January.