TORONTO- The goalless drought for the Ryerson Rams women's hockey team has hit 209:23, as they failed to scored Thursday night in a 2-0 loss against the Brock Badgers. The OUA regular season game was played on Mattamy Home Ice at the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens.
Emily Kelly was the difference between the pipes for the Badgers (3-12-1), recording 32 saves for the shutout. Kelly's performance was highlighted by a great save in the second period against Rams forward Emily Rose Galliani Pecchia on a breakaway to keep the Badgers in the game.
With the loss, the Rams now fall to 2-13.
The Badgers started the scoring at 14:42 of the first period off a face-off where the puck took a bounce and went over Rams goaltender Dana Carson, who was starting her first game since coming off an upper-body injury.
Jaclyn Conacher pushed the lead to 2-0 five minutes into the third period after a nice passing play with defenceman Katie Phelan before shooting the puck past the glove of Carson.
A penalty filled third period with lots of powerplay opportunities for each team did not prove to be the difference, as the Badgers held on for the win.
Although the Rams losing streak is now pushed to 11 games, head coach Lisa Haley says her team is not about to give up, "It doesn't mean were going to quit at anytime. If I'm proud of anything, it's our work ethic and the commitment of the players to keep striving to be better," said Haley.
Going forward Haley points out a key for the Rams to work on, "I think we still need to work on our leadership, and I think we're aware of that. It's not one or two people carrying the team it should be the group of veterans that have that year of experience under their belt."
The Rams next take the ice on Saturday when they travel to Oshawa to face the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks (5-7-2).