Sports in brief: Dec. 1

Women’s hockey moves to 14-1

Laurier’s women’s hockey team extended their winning streak to eight games over the weekend with road wins over the Western Mustangs and Windsor Lancers.

On Saturday, the Hawks downed the Mustangs 4-1, thanks to a two-point performance from veteran Katherine Shirriff, who now ranks third in Ontario with 17 points on the season. Shirriff would add an assist in the Hawks 3-1 win over the Lancers the following day to extend her point streak to six games.

The purple and gold will play their final games of the semester at home this weekend versus the Guelph Gryphons and Brock Badgers.

Men’s hockey falters in Toronto

Over the weekend, the Golden Hawks men’s hockey team suffered a pair of overtime losses as they travelled to Toronto to take on the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and the Ryerson Rams.

The pair of defeats against the two lowly ranked Ontario University Athletics (OUA) east division teams brings the Hawks record to 7-4-4, putting them in fifth-place in the OUA West. Laurier will wrap up first semester play this Friday and Saturday when the Guelph Gryphons and York Lions visit the Waterloo Recreation Complex.

Cheerleaders to compete at nationals

This Saturday, Laurier’s cheerleading squad will travel to Brampton, Ont. to compete in the national championship. There the Hawks will be looking for their fourth straight title.

Laurier to host annual dance showcase

This Sunday, Laurier Athletics will put on its 12th annual dance showcase. The proceeds from the two-dollar tickets will be going to benefit the Leukemia Society.