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RECAP: Men’s hockey gets a huge win over Far East leaders after loss to Concordia

Photo: Greg Mason
Photo: Greg Mason

The University of Ottawa men's Hockey team beat the UQTR Patriotes, 2-1, after dropping their first game of the weekend to the Concordia Stingers, 5-2. Sunday's game was a much-needed victory for a Gee-Gees team who have only two of their last six games.

The Gee-Gees started their weekend with a trip to Montreal to take on the Concordia Stingers. The Stingers would open the scoring early in the first period. The Gee-Gees would score twice in the second period thanks to a powerplay goal by Yvan Mongo and Nicolas Ouellet's third goal of the season just over a minute later. The Gee-Gees would be held scoreless for the rest of the game despite a number of quality chances.

Looking to bounce back, the Gee-Gees travelled to Trois-Rivières in search of a victory. An early powerplay opportunity would give the Garnet and Grey the lead as Mathieu Desgagnés ripped a shot into the corner for his third goal of the year. Liam Markhauser would add to the lead after finding himself on a breakaway while leaving the penalty box. His nifty handiwork gave the Gee-Gees a 2-0 lead and the goal was Markhauser's first in the Garnet and Grey.

UQTR would grab one before the end of the period but would fail to overcome the Gee-Gees two-goal lead. Anand Oberoi had a stellar game, stopping 35 of the 36 shots he faced. 

"This is a big win for us. It wasn't pretty, but it was a team effort," said Gee-Gees head coach, Patrick Grandmaître. "To have success in the playoffs, you need to be able to play well against good teams on the road. I think this win will be a building block for the last stretch and the playoffs."

The Garnet and Grey will be back in action Wednesday, March 2nd, as they host the Concordia Stingers. The Gee-Gees have faced off against the Stingers twice in 2022, dropping both games. They will be looking to get back in the win column in a game of monumental playoff importance.

There are just four regular-season games remaining after this weekend's contests. The Stingers and Gee-Gees come into Wednesday's game tied on 15 points, and just one point behind the Patriotes – the Gee-Gees have two games in hand over both Concordia and UQTR.

The puck drops on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets for this Wednesday's game and all uOttawa varsity events must be purchased beforehand at tickets.geegees.ca. Fans planning on attending an event are encouraged to read the Tickets and Gameday Information document, which includes pertinent health and safety measures. The document can be found HERE.