Mustangs take 6-2 Loss Against the Ryerson Rams
On Friday October 25th, 2019 the Western Mustangs hockey team played the Ryerson Rams at Western’s very own Thompson Arena. With a tough start at the beginning of the game, the Mustangs were down one goal at the end of the first. The second period looked promising for the Mustangs as they were generating more shots on goal and played with stronger defense. As the second period came to an end, Ethan Szapula #9 had a beautiful goal, matching the score 1-1. Late in the second period the Rams pulled ahead, and in the third Sean Montgomery #85 had a goal, bringing the final score 6-2.
Head Coach Clarke Singer stated, “We just didn’t do much that we wanted to do tonight, from a competitive standpoint or a tactical standpoint, from a disciplined standpoint, you know Ryerson is in the last 4 or 5 years one of the top offensive teams in the league. They’re great on the rush. Great when they have two on one’s. Great on the powerplay. Credit to them, they had a fantastic night and we didn’t do very much of what we wanted to do in the game plan.”
Sean Montgomery, who scored one goal and had an assist in the game, states that the team didn’t play their best, and that the team wasn’t competing like they knew how to and claims that game’s loss was on them. “[The Rams] wanted it more and it showed.”
The Mustangs play their next game against University of Windsor on Friday November 1st. The team is looking forward to moving on and playing their best game.