Beyond the box score
A road trip through northern Ontario netted the Redmen two wins over the weekend: A 5-2 victory over Nippissing and a 3-2 win against Laurentian. Centre Cedric McNicoll continued to add to his point totals, picking up two assists in each game, as McGill improved its record to 4-2-0 this season. Head Coach Kelly Nobes opted to give each of his goalies a start, putting backup Karel St-Laurent in net against Nippissing Friday, and starter Jacob Gervais-Chouinard between the pipes against Laurentian. St-Laurent stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced, while Gervais-Chouinard was slightly less impressive, allowing two goals on 22 shots. The road trip was especially impressive considering the previous weekend, during which McGill split home games against the same opponents.
The Martlets did not drop a single set this past week, going undefeated in four road games against East Coast schools. McGill beat Cape Breton, Dalhousie, Acadia, and Saint Mary’s handily, allowing more than 20 points in a set just twice total. Setter Yasmeen Dawoodjee dictated the pace for McGill’s attack against the latter three opponents, including 32 assists in the win against Dalhousie. First-year middle Myriam Robitaille had perhaps the most impressive single-match performance of the week, racking up 15.5 points against Dalhousie, including 11 kills and one ace to go along with seven blocks. Robitaille also led the Martlets in points against Saint Mary’s, but did not play a major role in either of the team’s other wins. McGill continues its season with two more road games this week against Sherbrooke and Montreal.
Co-captain Connor Goodwin netted two goals and a handful of assists in a 15-7 win over the Trent University Excalibur on Saturday night as the dominant Redmen finished the regular season undefeated for the second consecutive season. Eight different Redmen players scored, with junior midfielder Jake Gutman leading the way with an impressive four goals. McGill will ride a tremendous crest of momentum going into the CUFLA East playoff game against the University of Ottawa Gee Gees, and will once again set its sights on the gold medal game of the Bagattaway Cup.
By the numbers
— Power play goals scored by the Redmen hockey team in their 3-2 win against the Laurentian Voyageurs on Saturday.
— Number of seconds separating McGill’s first-place finisher Jullien Flynn from Laval’s Marguerite Plante-Dube in Saturday’s six-kilometre RSEQ cross-country Championship race.
— Number of National baseball Championships won by McGill’s Redmen baseball team as of this Sunday. Previous titles were captured in 1994, 2006, and 2010.