Men’s hockey team wins two

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s hockey team picked up two wins over the weekend, as they beat the Guelph Gryphons in a shootout on Thursday and the York Lions in overtime on Sunday.

In the first game, rookies Jason Bergeron and Mitchell Good both scored, and newcomer Paul Bradley got two points and the shootout winner as the Hawks’ edged the visiting Guelph Gryphons on Thursday 4-3. The Hawks achieved the hard-fought, victory after they let a 3-1 third period lead slip away.

“We played real well,” commented Laurier assistant coach Curt Fraser. “We did not finish off some chances that we could have used to put the games out of reach. That is where we need to get better; we need to have that killer instinct.”

On Sunday, the Hawks travelled to Toronto and won a back and forth battle with York, beating the Lions 5-4 in overtime. Bradley had another strong game, picking up a pair of goals including the game winner.

The Hawks take on last year’s provincial champion Western Mustangs at home this Saturday.