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Rams kick off last four games against Lakehead, Guelph

By Ryan Bacic

TORONTO – With the playoffs fast approaching, the Rams are going to need all the points they can muster as they embark upon the final four games of the regular season.  However, with games against Lakehead and Guelph this Thursday and Saturday, Ryerson is going to have to fight to earn them.

On Thursday night, the Ryerson Rams will be playing host to the Lakehead Thunderwolves for the second, and final, time this season.  Since the last time these two teams met on November 12, the Thunderwolves have had a rough go of the 2018 half of their season.  In their past 12 games since their last encounter with the Rams, the Thunderwolves have dropped 8 of them, and are presently at the back-end of a six-game losing streak.  

With morale amongst the team low, and their offense struggling to produce any significant results, the Thunderwolves will need to pull themselves together in a big way to overcome a Rams team that is looking to rescue their season.

Following their encounter with Lakehead, the Rams will be travelling to Guelph to take on the Gryphons on Saturday night. The No. 6 ranked Gryphons have dominated their opposition thus far this season, ranking first in nearly every offensive statistical category including goals, assists, and goals per game.  Additionally, with a solid defensive line-up and special teams unit, it's little wonder how the Gryphons were able to take firm control of the OUA West's top-spot.

The last time these two teams met was during the season opening match-up on October 12, in which the Rams stunned those in attendance at the Gryphon Centre by erasing a four-goal Gryphons advantage to win 5-4 in overtime.  

If the Rams could pull off such a victory once more, it may prove to be the moral booster needed to carry them into the first round of the playoffs.

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