Varsity Sports Update

Varsity Sports…

  • Rugby: 3 Paladins chosen OUA All Stars…

  • Hockey: Two very tough (close) but character building losses against Lakehead

  • (M) Volleyball – Earn weekend split – big win over Windsor

  • (W) Volleyball – Lose two matches

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Rugby: 3 Paladins chosen OUA All Stars…

Coming off a second straight 4-4 regular season record, three RMC Paladins players have been recognized for strong 2016 seasons with OUA all-star nods.

The Paladins were led this season by full back Matthew Courtney (Brockville, Ont.) who finished the regular season fourth in league scoring for a second consecutive season with 58 points. Courtney, a fourth-year honours business administration major, had 14 conversions, four penalty goals, three tries and a drop goal this year for RMC.

Along with Courtney (Photo left) , scrum half Blake Sullivan(Photo right) (Oakville, Ont.) and flanker Cole Milne (Shawnigan Lake, BC) (no photo available at post time) have also been named OUA all-stars. Sullivan had two tries during the regular season while Milne had one of this own.

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Hockey – LAKEHEAD EDGES ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE 2-1

Article by: John Payetta

Friday, November 11, 2016

In a closely contested match, the Lakehead Thunderwolves edged the RMC Paladins 2-1 at the Constantine Arena in Kingston, Ontario on Friday night.

The Paladins came out strong and outshot the Wolves 16-10 in the first, but Lakehead’s Carson Dubchak scored the only goal of the opening period on a short-handed marker assisted by Kelin Ainsworth 6:07 into the game.

Netminder Devin Green was outstanding in the Wolves’ goal, and Paladins’ back-stopper Matthew Murphy played a solid game as well.

John Livingston knotted the score at 1-1 when he converted on an RMC power play just 1:03 into the second period, and the Paladins outshot Lakehead 10-4 in the middle frame.

The Thunderwolves controlled most of the play in the third, firing 14 shots at Murphy while RMC replied with only 6 in the final stanza.

With strong goaltending at both ends of the ice, it looked like the game was headed into overtime, but Lakehead’s Evan Mignault broke the deadlock after being set up by Grant Valiquette and Billy Jenkins with only 43 seconds remaining and the Wolves skated off with the win.

For the night, Lakehead went 0-for-3 on the power play, while RMC was 1-for-3.

Total shots on goal in the game were 32-28 in favor of the Paladins.

The win gives Lakehead an OUA record of 5-4-1; RMC slips to 3 & 8. Both teams square off again on Saturday night.

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Hockey – LAKEHEAD BLANKS RMC IN GOALTENDING DUEL

By: John Payetta

The Lakehead Thunderwolves blanked the RMC Paladins 1-0 at the Constantine Arena in Kingston, Ontario on Saturday night.

Just like the previous evening, the game was closely contested with the Wolves coming out on top to earn the weekend sweep.

Lakehead netminder Devin Green continued the outstanding play he has displayed the last two weeks, and recorded his first shutout as a Thunderwolf. His counterpart Austin Hannaford also played well in the Paladins’ goal.

The Wolves played with a short bench as Carson Dubchak was serving a suspension for a misconduct penalty he received on Friday night, and Justin Sefton was out with a back injury.

Although the final score wouldn’t indicate it, both teams had plenty of scoring chances throughout the evening. But it took until the 1:19 mark of the third period before Dylan Butler broke the deadlock when he deflected a point shot from Tyler Anton past Hannaford, with Linden Springer getting the second assist.

RMC applied the pressure in the latter stages of the game and created a flurry of activity around the Lakehead net, but several brilliant saves by Green held the Paladins at bay.

For the night, Lakehead went 0-for-2 on the power play, while RMC was 0-for-4.

Shots on goal in the game were 27-22 for the Thunderwolves.

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Score Board

(M)Volleyball

11 Nov UWO 3 RMC 0

12 Nov RMC 3 Windsor 1

(W) Volleyball

11 Nov UWO 3 RMC 1

12 Nov Windsor 3 RMC 1

(M) Hockey

11 Nov Lakehead 2 – RMC 1

12 Nov Lakehead – RMC

Full OUA details – Here