The York University Lions are one of the best teams not just in the OUA, but in the country. They are second in the OUA and sixth in Canada in the standings. The dominant team faced off against the Waterloo Warriors as the Lions looked for their eighth straight win.
The Waterloo Warriors ranked fifth in the OUA were up to the challenge, playing very fast and intense hockey as they tried to secure a win. In the first period, they had a plethora of turnovers but were unable to solve the puzzle that was Lauren Dubie.
As the game went on, the Warriors continued to turn up the heat offensively and were able to convert on their chances. The result was a 4-1 victory over the Lions the fourth goal being an empty-netter.
This win was a great character and confidence-building win for the Warriors. They came into the Lions’ rink knowing that they were about to play one of the top women’s hockey teams in the country and they stepped up to the challenge. They were faster, stronger, and overall more determined to win than York.
Knowing that they have the skill and personnel to beat a talented team like York University will build up this team’s confidence and inject some swagger into their game as they are the ones who broke the Lions’ dominant seven-game winning streak. This team has the talent both in net and with offensive production to really have a big season and they showed it off with a decisive 4-1 victory over an OUA juggernaut in York.
The Lions will look to bounce back tomorrow night as the Windsor Lancers come to town for a visit while the Waterloo Warriors look to build off their two-game winning streak with a home game against the Western Mustangs on the 17th.