- Ravens: Quite a night for Aaron Doornekamp with a career-high 33 points, 17 rebounds in Carleton's 81-73 win over the Windsor Lancers in the big 1-vs.-2 matchup on Saturday. Obviously, this is being written without benefit of having seen the game, but those numbers paint a picture of is a legit player-of-the-year kind of game.
Doornekamp was outrebounded by Lancers 6-foot-8 post player Greg Surmacz in both Carleton-Windsor games last season. Anyone think the pride of Odessa, Ont., was aware of that going into the game last night?
Ryan Bell (14 points) and Stu Turnbull (11) shared the team lead with five assists apiece for the unbeaten Ravens.
- Gee-Gees: While Doornekamp was dominating, his former Ernestown S.S. running mate, Donnie Gibson, had a team-high 19 points, 12 rebounds in the U of O's 84-67 win over Western. As crazy it sounds to say this about a team who took down Windsor on Friday, the Gee-Gees' best measuring stick might be its Guelph-Brock road trip next weekend. The Gryphons on their home floor offer a tough test, plus the last weekend set before exam break is always a test of a young team's focus.
This is heart-warming: The Gee-Gees had 19 offensive boards and forced 18 turnovers.
- Gaels: Descriptives like "ragged" and "choppy," well, those are merit badges for the Tricolour. Queen's (4-2) held Laurier and Waterloo to 29.6% shooting during a weekend sweep. Mitch Leger had the double-double in Saturday's 61-53 over the Warriors.
- Gaels: Ryan Gibb or Brady Morrison making an absurd amount of saves (60 in Saturday's 3-0 loss to Trois-Rivieres) to keep the score respectable, on the heels and of a white-knuckle win, that's a paradigm weekend for Queen's. (How's that, T.K.?)
A split out of the Concordia/Trois-Rivieres weekend keeps the Gaels just ahead of RMC in their division. Friday's 4-3 win at Concordia was nip and tuck all the way. Defenceman Mike Bushby scored with 4:08 left (25 seconds after the Stingers had gone ahead) to force overtime before Brady Olsen got the OT winner.
- Ravens: Sunday's 7-2 win over Ryerson -- Carleton got four goals in a span of 133 seconds in the middle period -- was much-needed. Mike Scerbo got a tying goal to make it 2-2 in the second, and it just flowed from that point forward. Doug Jewer made 38 saves.
- Gee-Gees: The women's hockey team lost 5-3 to McGill on Saturday, but they were the first team to beat the Olympic golden girl, Martlets goalie Charline Labonté, twice in a game this season. The Gee-Gees, who got goals from Kim Kerr, Laura Cardiff and Mandi Duhamel, had the lead and were tied in the third period; there should almost be credit in the standings for that.
If you were making a list of CIS programs that could probably do OK in the NCAA, McGill women's hockey would be among them.
The U of O men are set up well for the rest of the pre-exam break schedule after downing Ryerson 7-3 on Friday. Back-to-back goals 1:23 apart in the second by Colin Bowie and Nick Vernelli, the latter a shortie, turned the game.
By the way, there was a liveblog done of the Vanier Cup, but it's over at The CIS Blog.