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With excellent goaltending from Maude Lévesque-Ryan and a third-period power-play goal by Melina Prevost, the women’s hockey team defeated the nationally number-one ranked Montréal Carabins for the second time this season.

The Gee-Gees won with a score of 4-2 over Montréal on Feb. 1, increasing their consistency with each game before the playoffs.

“We talked about consistency and bringing up our compete level. We did that today,” said head coach Yanick Evola after the game.

The Carabins played strong during the first two periods, but it was the Gee-Gees’ team leadership and effective defensive end that held them in the game.

“I thought, with the exception of a few minutes in the first period, we played almost a full 60-minute game,” said Evola.

Lévesque-Ryan made 45 saves for the Gee-Gees. Ottawa’s record improved to 5-11-0 as the Gee-Gees move up four points to catch the final playoff spot in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec league.

The Gee-Gees return on Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. at home against the Carleton Ravens .