by John Austen
Heartbreaker final for womens hockey squad
The Concordia Stingers womens hockey team made the final of the
35th annual Theresa Humes Womens Hockey Tournament, but fell short
losing 5-4 to the Quebec Under-18 squad. The game was played before more
than 500 boisterous fans at the Ed Meagher Arena.
The see-saw battle had Quebec out in front 5-3 with a minute left when
Concordia coach Les Lawton pulled goalie Jessica Anderson for an extra
attacker. The Stingers pulled to within one when Anouk Grignon lAnglais
scored with 24 seconds left but, alas, it was too little too late.
Grignon lAnglais collected two goals and an assist for Concordia.
Catherine De Abreu and M.C. Allard were the other goal scorers.
The Under-18 squad will represent Quebec at the Canada Winter Games in
Bathurst, N.B., in March. The Cornell Big Red finished the tournament
in third place. They beat the Middlebury Panthers 3-2 in an exciting contest
that was decided by a shootout. It took six shooters on each side to break
The No. 3-ranked Toronto Varsity Blues won the consolation final, defeating
the CEGEP Limoilou Titans 1-0. In the seventh-place game, the UQTR Patriotes
defeated the No. 10-ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees 2-0.
The tournament MVPs were: forward Sarah Vaillancourt, Quebec U18; defender
Sue Kaye, Concordia; and goaltender Marie-Andrée Joncas, UQTR.
Mens team splits
The mens hockey team ran into a hot goaltender as they lost their
first league game since arriving back from Germany, a 3-2 decision to
RMC of Kingston, Ont. (see photo). The Stingers outshot their opponents
42-21 in the game played last Friday.
After shaking off the rust the Stingers rebounded with an impressive 7-4
win over Queens last Saturday at the Ed Meagher Arena. Luc Messier
and Mathieu Lendick scored twice for the winners, while Patrice Roy, Chris
Page and Derek Legault added singles.
The Stingers are in last place in the four-team division and need to climb
as high as third to make the playoffs.
Eight of our last 10 games are against teams in our division,
said coach Kevin Figsby. This is the toughest divisision in Canadian
university hockey. There are no weak teams.
Concordia wrestlers had something to brag about at the Queens Invitational
Tournament held last week in Kingston, Ont. Martine Dugrenier took first
place honours in the 70-kilogram class, while Jason Chen was tops at 72
kg. Tyler Margentis and Tony Ronci finished second in the 72 and 68 kg.
Male hoopsters win
The Concordia mens basketball team finally broke the ice by winning
its first game of the season, a narrow 68-67 win over Bishops in
Lennoxville. Meanwhile the ladies werent so lucky, losing 71-53
to the Lady Gaiters. The men have a 1-3 record, while the women are 2-2.