Saturday, Jan. 19
Mattamy Home Ice, 2:00 p.m.
Ryerson: 2-15-1 Last Game: 5-2L @LAU Season Series: 0-0-0
Western: 13-4-1 Last Game: 6-3W @BRO Season Series: 0-0-0
The Rams earned a point in a 2-1 overtime loss to Waterloo at Mattamy Home Ice on Saturday, but lost 5-2 to the No. 4 Laurier Golden Hawks on Sunday. The Rams couldn't recover from a three-goal deficit early on, but 5-2 was their best result against the Hawks this season.
The Rams are 10 points out of a playoff spot with eight games remaining in their sophomore campaign. With five points, the team has already improved on their inaugural season and will continue to develop their young roster the rest of the way.
The No. 9 Mustangs are one of four nationally ranked teams in the OUA. Ryerson is looking to end a 14-game losing streak, but will be in tough against the OUA finalists. Last season's leading goal scorer, Katherine Dillon, has left the team, but the young core of Kendra Deller (5G 8A), Katelyn Gosling (3G 14A) and Stacey Scott (12G 9A) remains intact.
The Stangs are 5-1 in their last six games, losing only to the third place (and nationally-ranked) Guelph Gryphons. Last season, Western went 3-0 against Ryerson.
Players to Watch:
Ryerson: Janella Brodett
Brodett scored her second goal of the season against Laurier on Sunday. The Rams captain surpassed her goal total from last season and has also improved her point total from four to five. Brodett has appeared in every game with the Rams over the last two seasons.
Western: Stacey Scott
Stacey Scott is the team's leading scorer with 21 points (12G 9A) in 18 games and the only player with a point-per-game. Her 12 goals leads the Mustangs and her nine assists is tied for second. Scott led the team in points last season with 27 points (11G 16A) in 26 games and was a point-per-game player in seven playoff contests. Scott is coming off of a hat-trick against Brock in her last game and is riding a three-game scoring streak.
Between the Pipes:
Ryerson: Dana Carson
Carson has started the Rams last four games dating back to Nov. 29, posting a 0-3-1 record over that span. The sophomore goalie put up a 30-save performance to earn a point against Waterloo on Saturday before a 37-save effort on Sunday against the league's top team.
Western: Kelly Campbell
Campbell is the undisputed Mustangs starter with an 11-4 record, a 2.00 goals against average and a .942 save percentage. The Mustangs workhorse has improved her numbers from last season and her SV% is two points off of the league lead.