Women’s hockey keeps rolling

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s hockey team continued their perfect start to the season over the weekend, winning a pair of games to improve their record to 15-0.

On Friday, the Hawks travelled to Kingston and notched a 3-0 win over the Queen’s Gaels, who are the closest team to them in the standings at nine points behind. Laurier received yet another stellar from goalie Liz Knox who made 45 saves en route to her league-leading sixth shut-out of the season.

In their second game of the weekend, the Hawks dominated the last-place University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Ridgebacks, coming away with a 5-1 victory. Veteran Katherine Shirriff led the way for the Hawks on offence, tallying two goals and an assist, moving her into the top five in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) scoring.

The Hawks now head into their holiday break ranked second in the nation, only behind the defending Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) champion McGill Martlets. The purple and gold will look to continue their dominance over the OUA when they resume play on Jan. 9, at home against the York Lions.