Hockey and Track
Thursday, November 10, 20050 Comments
In the second game of a home and home set of games, again the two teams skated to a hard earned tie. The first period saw no scoring, but had good scoring chances for both teams. The second period was another story; with Western taking a 3-1 lead into the intermission. Scoring Guelph's lone goal was Laura Mills (Guelph, ON) on a nice individual rush and beating the Western goaltender with a nice shot. The third period was a one sided period with Guelph holding the territorial advantage. Guelph got to within one on Brittany Roberts' (Markham, ON) first career OUA goal. With just over a minute to play Guelph was handed a powerplay, and decided to pull the goalie for an extra attacker. With 54 seconds remaining Nicole Latreille (Nepean, ON) tied the game. Nothing was decided in overtime, but Guelph had a couple of great scoring chances to win it. Picking up the tie for Guelph was Sarah Long (Scarborough, ON) who stopped 35 shots. Westerns Danielle LeBer stopped 25 shots. Guelph was 1 for 4 on the powerplay, and was 1 for 2 shorthanded. Guelph now has a record of 4-1-3 for 10 points and second place in the OUA.
Guelph Connection to Commonwealth Games
Two athletes with UofG connections have been named by Athletics Canada to the National Team for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Melbourne, Australia, in March of 2006.
UofG Alumnus and multiple All-Canadian Reid Coolsaet will compete in the 5000m event. The National 5000m Champion in 2004 and 2005, Reid also participated in the 2005 World Track and Field Championships in Helsinki and was a silver medalist in the 2005 World Student Games in Izmir, Turkey. He continues train with and assist the Gryphon program. Reid has a personal best time of 13:23.30, set at least summer's Norwich Union meet in London's Crystal Palace, putting him #4 on the All-time Canadian list for the event
Hilary Stellingwerff (nee Edmondson, now married to Gryphon alumnus Trent Stellingwerff) has been selected to contest the 1500m, one of Canada's deepest international events. She was the national 1500m silver medalist in 2005 and competed at the 2005 World Student Games in Izmir and the 2005 World Cross-country Championships in St-Etienne, France. Hilary also trains with the Gryphon program and assists with recruiting for the team. She has a personal best in the event of 4:08.94, set last summer at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, California.