CUFLA Power Rankings: McGill to the Top

1. McGill University (12-0) – Last Week: 2

The McGill Redmen finished their 2014 CUFLA regular season with a perfect 12-0 record. This is the second straight season the Redmen have gone unbeaten through the regular season schedule, finishing first in the East. McGill wrapped up the 2014 regular season campaign with a 15-7 victory over Trent on Saturday at Molson Stadium. Co-Captain Connor Goodwin led the way offensively for the Redmen, netting two goals and adding seven helpers for nine points. Junior attackman Jake Gutman and sophomore Spencer Bromley each chipped in four points of their own to help aid McGill to their 12th victory of the year. The Surrey,BC native Bromley finished the year first among all Redmen in points(35) and goals(26). The Redmen open up their post season with a Divisional Playoff match up against the 3-9 Ottawa GeeGee’s.

2. Brock University (11-1) – Last Week:1

The Brock Badgers couldn’t close out on a potentially perfect regular season as they fell at the hands of the Guelph Gryphons 14-13 in double overtime. Despite falling one game short of a perfect season, the Badgers’ 11-1 record was still good enough to capture first place in the West. Senior attackman Greg Davidson finished the year with 47 goals, 8 assists for 55 points in 12 games. The Toronto,ON native’s 47 goals were good enough to capture the 2014 CUFLA goal scoring title while his 55 points finished third in the league scoring race. The Badgers host McMaster in the first round of the Baggataway Cup playoffs. Brock defeated McMaster in both contests this season, out scoring the Marauders 28-9.

3. Western University (10-2) – Last Week: 3

The Western Mustangs finished second in the West for the second consecutive season with a 10-2 record. The Mustangs clinched the second place seed with a big 11-6 win over the Guelph Gyphons on Saturday afternoon. Former Cornell Big Red standout Jesse Gamble led the way for the Mustangs, netting a pair of goals and assists for four points in the ‘Stangs win. Senior Dylan Ham along with brothers Patrick and Ryan McCrory followed closely behind with three points each. Senior netminder Zach Grace stood tall, making 10 saves to aid the Mustangs to victory. Western closed out their regular season schedule with a 15-4 victory over McMaster in Hamilton on Sunday. Sophomore attackman Ryan McCrory finished with a team high 38 points in 12 games. Senior Dylan Ham led Western in goals with 22 while finishing closely behind McCory in points with 33. In the first round of playoffs, the Mustangs take on the 6-6 Laurentian Voyageurs at TD Stadium in London,ON. In the first meeting between the two teams this year, the Mustangs narrowly pulled out an 11-8 victory. The next game was a different story as Western knocked off Laurentian 11-5.

4. University of Guelph (8-4) – Last Week: 5

The Guelph Gryphons are arguably one of the hottest teams in all of CUFLA, winning eight of their last nine games. Western snapped Guelph’s seven game winning streak Saturday, knocking off the Gryphons 11-6. The Gryphons bounced back the next day, handing the Brock Badgers their first loss of the year in the last game of the regular season,13-12 in double OT. Senior midfielder Jordan Critch was stellar in the victory, netting a hattrick and adding four helpers for seven points. Junior goaltender Michael Lalani was busy in between the pipes, making 26 saves on 38 shots. Senior Curtis Knight led the team in points with 50(29G,21A) in 11 games. Fellow senior Ryan Serville filled the net 31 times, first among all Gryphons while he finished second in scoring with 41 points. Another senior, Critch followed closely behind with 40 points. The Gryphons open up the 2014 Baggataway playoffs against the University of Toronto. Guelph forfeited their first game of the season against Toronto due to off field infractions.

5. Bishop’s University (10-2) – Last Week:4

For the third straight season, the Bishop’s Gaiters finished in second place in the East behind the McGill Redmen. The Gaiters two lone losses this year came from the first place Redmen. Not including the pair of losses against McGill, Bishop’s has been dominant, outscoring their opponents 138-48. Bishop’s last game of the year was a 12-2 route of the Carleton Ravens. Senior midfielder Gareth Gibson and sophomore attackman Ryan Dewar each notched five points to lead the way for the Gaiters. Dewar finished with a team high of 39 points on the year. The Cornwall,ON native also led the team in goals(26) and assists(13). Senior netminder David Bigley had a career season for the Gaiters with a 5.60 GAA. Bishop’s host Trent in the first round of playoffs. The Gaiters had two close matchups against the Excalibur, winning 12-6 and 9-7.