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Rams cap best semester with shootout win

By Andrea Elliott
OTTAWA - The Ryerson Rams men's hockey team capped off arguably their best semester of hockey in program history with a shootout win over the Ottawa Gee-Gees on Saturday night.

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Captain Michael Fine and Chris Marchese both scored in the shootout to secure the victory which pushes Ryerson's record to 13-2-1 through 16 games. The 13 wins is tied for the 3rd most in a season, with 12 games remaining.

It was the second time in two nights that the Rams were forced to play extra time after defeating McGill 1-0 in overtime on Friday night.

Jamie Lewis opened the scoring for the Rams in the first period when he potted a rebound off a Luke Mercer point shot. Ryerson doubled their lead shortly after when Matt Mistele also buried a rebound in the slot.

That was all the scoring the Rams could muster in regulation though, and Ottawa scored in the first and third periods to send the game into extra time.

Both the 4-on-4 and 3-on-3 overtime periods solved nothing, sending the Rams to their first shootout since February 2, 2013 which they also won.

Matt Mistele was first up for the Rams but he was stopped. Taylor Dupuis responded for Ryerson, stopping the first Ottawa shooter. Captain Michael Fine then converted his attempt before the second Ottawa shooter missed the net wide left. With the chance to win the game, Chris Marchese fired a shot five-hole to give the Rams the victory.

Dupuis finished with 46 saves to earn his fifth win of the season.

The Rams remain atop the OUA West division standings heading into the exam and holiday break. Ryerson returns to the ice on January 6 when they head to Quebec to take on the UQTR Patriotes.

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