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Women’s hockey shuts out Ravens, drops close game to McGill. Home win keeps the Gee-Gees atop the RSEQ heading into the holiday break.

The nationally ninth-ranked Gee-Gees women’s hockey team continued their impressive season with a strong showing in two weekend matchups.

On Nov. 27, the Gees took on the Carleton Ravens, who have struggled mightily this season. Strong early offensive pressure has been the key to many victories for the Gees team, and nothing changed against the Ravens.

Fifth-year forward Carling Chown got the Gees on the board in the first period. Chown’s goal was followed by a power play goal by fourth-year forward Carol-Ann Upshall on her fourth of the year.

The Gees clinched the win on an empty netter from first-year forward Roxanne Rioux, her sixth of the year.

Backup goaltender Sarah-Maude Labrecque stepped in and earned the shutout in the 3-0 victory.

Two days later, the Gees made their weekly trip to Montreal, this time to take on the McGill Martlets.

The second match of the weekend did not fare as well for the Garnet and Grey. The Gees traded goals with the second-ranked McGill squad, until a late push in the third period won the game for the Martlets.

Starting goalie Maude Lévesque-Ryan’s return to net after a night of rest was very strong. Lévesque-Ryan was peppered with 41 total shots on net, only letting the three goals in, all of which came with McGill’s time on the powerplay.

For the Gee-Gees, they will continue to prepare for their relentless schedule after the break. They return to the ice at Concordia on Jan. 10.