Western Extends Win Streak to Five On Seniors Night
The Western Mustangs women’s hockey honoured their graduating players on Friday night at Thompson Arena- the final home game of the regular season for the purple and white. Whilst it was senior’s night at Thompson Arena, it was a rookie goalie who stood tall for the Mustangs. First year keeper Carmen Lasis made 33 saves, including two in a row in the shootout to preserve her shutout and get the win for the Mustangs. The shutout marks Lasis’s fourth shutout of the season and second in a row, as she previously blanked the York Lions one week prior. All of Lasis’s shutouts have come in 2018, which is a good omen for the Mustangs heading into the post-season.
The game featured strong goaltending on both ends, as York’s Lauren Dubie was also perfect through 60 minutes and five minutes of overtime, stopping all 25 Mustang shots. Fifth year forward Megan Taylor- one of the six players honoured on the evening- scored the eventual game winner in the shootout. Third year forward, April Clark, leading the Mustangs in points, lead the team once again as she scored the first goal of the shootout to start things off the for the Mustangs.