An unanticipated speed bump
Saturday night the women’s hockey team (17-2-1) lost to Queen’s for only their second loss of the season. They were playing without coach Karen Hughes, who is an assistant coach on the Canadian national team in Salt Lake City for the Olympic Games. In the loss against Queen’s (11-9-0), whom the Blues had beaten 7-0 on a night earlier, the Gaels overcame a 30-19 disparity in shots on goal to escape with a 3-2 win (see box score). The Blues finish the regular season in first place atop the OUA East division.
Playoff time for volleyball
The men’s volleyball team hosted their first round playoff game (vs. York) on Sunday. The winner will advance to the East Division Final to play Queen’s in a best of three series tentatively scheduled to start February 14. Marc Arseneau and Jon So were named to the OUA All-Star First team. The women played their last home game (vs. Ottawa) and will travel to Laurier (2/15) for their last regular season game. Game stories in Thursday’s (2/14) edition of the Varsity.