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Lakers women net third W in 2018; Lakers men doubled by Gee Gees

Lakers teams continue streaks going in different directions
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Jackie Rochefort led Lakers to third straight win in 2018 Friday night on the road. File photo.
It was a tough end to an overall strong game for the Nipissing Lakers men’s hockey team Friday night on home ice.  

The Lakers held a 2-1 lead for the majority of the game, but allowed three goals in the final four minutes of the game, falling 4-2 to the Ottawa Gee Gees at Memorial Gardens.

Nipissing struck twice in the first period, as Tyler Brown opened up the scoring unassisted before the midway point of the first.

After Ottawa responded, Steve Deeg tallied his third of the season to regain the one-goal lead.

Chad Thibodeau and Danny Desrochers picked up assists on the go-ahead goal.

The score remained that way through 40 minutes and right up until the final stretch of the third. Ottawa tied the game at the 16:22 mark and scored the eventual winner about two minutes later.

They also added an empty-net goal to seal the win and escape with two points.

Domenic Graham was impressive in net, despite being tagged with the loss, as he made 39 saves.

The final shots read 43-19 in favour of Ottawa.

The Lakers loss was their sixth straight as they fall to 1-9 in their past 10 as they are just hanging on to 8th spot in the OUA East, tied with RMC with 13 points with the Lakers having a game in hand.  

Nipissing will try to bounce back when they host the Carleton Ravens Saturday night at Memorial Gardens.

Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.

Lakers women win third straight 
 
The Nipissing Lakers pick up their third straight win of the second semester, cruising by the Laurier Golden Hawks.
 
A pair of goals by Kaley Tienhaara and Bronwyn Bolduc lead Nipissing to a 4-1 win over Laurier Friday night on the road.
 
Jackie Rochefort allowed just one goal on 17 shots and picked up the win in net.
 
Nipissing is back in action Saturday when they face the Western Mustangs at 3 p.m. in London.
 



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