1. Brock University (10-0) – Last Week: 1
The Brock Badgers remain undefeated after an impressive 19-5 victory over the University of Toronto. The Varsity Blues had a hot start with a 3-1 first quarter lead, but it was all Badgers in the last three quarters as they outscored Toronto 18-2 the rest of the way. St.Catharines,ON product Mark Debrone led all Badgers in scoring with four goals, four assists for eight points. Senior attackman Greg Davidson buried six goals and added an assist for seven points. Netminder Ryan Jones made 14 saves in the victory. The Badgers have a rematch against UofT, this time in Toronto at Varsity Stadium on Saturday night. Brock closes out their schedule with a tough test against the surging Guelph Gryphons on Sunday.
2. McGill University (11-0) – Last Week: 2
The McGill Redmen headed south of the border for some NCAA fall ball action. The Redmen opened up the weekend with an 18-10 loss against the Plattsburgh State Cardinals, a Division III team of the State University of New York Athletic Conference. They ended the weekend ended on a high note though, defeating new Division I program UMass-Lowell 8-7 in overtime on Sunday. At half, the RiverHawks had a 4-1 lead over the Redmen. In the third quarter, McGill cut the UMass-Lowell lead to 5-4 at the end of the third quarter. The Redmen tied the game up at 7 in the fourth, sending the game into overtime. Senior co-captain Connor Goodwood found the back of the cage for the game winner with just under two minutes into overtime. The Redmen can close out on a perfect regular season record with a win at home this Saturday against Trent University.
3. Western University (8-2) – Last Week: 3
The Western Mustangs improved their record to 8-2 with a convincing 11-5 victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs. Junior Ryan McCrory netted two goals and two assists for four points to help lift the ‘Stangs over the Voyageurs. Senior Dylan Ham tallied a hat-trick, bringing his total to 17 goals on the year. Netminder Zach Grace and Michael Brown split the victory for Western. Arguably the most important game of the season for the Mustangs comes this Saturday as they head to Guelph to take on the Gryphons. If the Mustangs win, they will secure second place in the East but a win for Guelph could put the two teams in a tie.
4. Bishop’s University (8-2) – Last Week: 4
The Bishop’s Gaiters had a busy weekend, traveling south of the border to the Norwich Jamboree in Vermont. The Gaiters finished 2-1 with wins over Castleton(11-6) and Norwhich (11-0) and a loss St.Mike’s (7-4). Bishop’s ended off the weekend with a dominant 20-2 victory over Concordia University. The Gaiter’s end their 2014 regular season with a home and home with the Carleton Ravens this weekend.
5. Guelph Gryphons (7-3) – Last Week: 5
The Guelph Gryphons have won seven straight games, placing themselves in the race for second in the East. This past weekend, the Gryphs had a pair of victories against McMaster(16-6) and Laurentian (14-4). Senior midfielder Curtis Knight had an impressive weekend, netting 17 points(8G,9A) in two games. The Oshawa,ON native now has 44 points, good enough for third in league scoring. Guelph closes out their regular season schedule with two tough games against Western and Brock this weekend.