Women’s Hockey: Silent Night

Concordia Unable to Score in Rivalry Match Versus McGill Martlets

  • The Maroon & Gold were shutout 2-0 against the McGill Martlets on Friday night at home. Concordia failed to score, and were particularly woeful on the powerplay, still unable to score on six tries with an extra skater on the ice. Photo Matt Garies

  • The Maroon & Gold were shutout 2-0 against the McGill Martlets on Friday night at home. Concordia failed to score, and were particularly woeful on the powerplay, still unable to score on six tries with an extra skater on the ice. Photo Matt Garies

  • The Maroon & Gold were shutout 2-0 against the McGill Martlets on Friday night at home. Concordia failed to score, and were particularly woeful on the powerplay, still unable to score on six tries with an extra skater on the ice. Photo Matt Garies

Every time the McGill Martlets come to the Ed Meagher Arena, it’s a special game for the Concordia Stingers. However, this past Friday night, it was special teams that cost the Stingers the game.

The Maroon & Gold were shutout 2-0 against the McGill Martlets on Friday night at home. Concordia failed to score, and were particularly woeful on the powerplay, still unable to score on six tries with an extra skater on the ice.

“We had some really great opportunities, we hit some posts, we had some kicking around. We’ll get there,” said Stingers co-interim head coach Julie Chu. “It’s staying the course and believing we can put the puck away in those situations.”

“We got our chances, but we did not capitalize,” said Stingers forward Sophie Gagnon. “We tried to go ‘all in’ during the match but it just didn’t work tonight.”

Although McGill dominated the first period, Stingers goaltender Katherine Purchase was able to keep the game tied at 0-0.

The first goal of the game eventually came 14 minutes into the second period as Martlets captain Melodie Daoust skated through Concordia’s defence and shot the puck past Purchase.

The rest of the Martlets team did not let up either. McGill controlled the play for most of the game, limiting Concordia from scoring on any decent chances they had. Martlets goaltender Taylor Hough made 21 saves, shutting the door on the Stingers all night long.

McGill forward Gabrielle Davidson scored with five minutes left in the game, leaving no hope for a Stinger comeback.

“We’re not going to win the match without scoring goals,” said Gagnon.

“It’s not our effort that wasn’t there today,” said Stingers captain Erica Porter. “Our luck wasn’t there, [but] we’re practicing so hard that we’re gonna get it in the end.”

The Stingers will play their next game at home on Sunday, Nov. 22 versus the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

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