OSHAWA- After falling in their home opener on Friday night, the Ryerson Rams men's hockey team returned back to their winning ways, and back to .500 hockey, with a 2-1 win over the RMC Paladins on Saturday night.
The OUA regular-season match-up was played at General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ont. as a Ryerson home game due to the Hoops Festival taking place at the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens.
The Rams (2-2) continued the theme of getting pucks on the net, outshooting the Paladins 51-18. Ryerson is now third in the CIS for shots on goal through four games with 194.
Captain Andrew Buck scored his first of the year at 11:35 of the first period to get the Rams on the board and carry a 1-0 lead going into the first intermission.
After a scoreless second period, the Rams came out firing on the power play to start the third period. Kent McPherson with his second of the year, assisted by Daniel Lombardi, put the Rams ahead 2-0.
A quick response by Eric Louis-Seize of the Paladins brought the game to within one, but the Rams held on for the victory.
Troy Passignham (1-2) started his second straight game for the Rams and recorded his first win of the year. Paul Dorsey made 49 saves in a losing cause for the Paladins.
The Rams will next hit the ice on October 25, when they face rival University of Toronto Varsity Blues (2-0-1) at Varsity Arena. Puck drop is set for 11:30 a.m.