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image promoting hockey playoffsLancer men’s hockey will host Game 1 of the OUA West division final, Wednesday at South Windsor Arena.

Lancer men to face off against York for divisional hockey title

The Lancer men’s hockey team swept the top-seeded Ryerson Rams out of the Ontario University Athletics quarterfinal to challenge for the west division title in a best-of-three series against the York Lions that will open Wednesday at South Windsor Arena.

Windsor won game two over Ryerson 3-1 Saturday. Trailing 1-0 late in the second period, Justice Dundas tied the game for the Lancers; Mike Christou scored the winning goal to open the third and added an insurance empty-netter.

South Windsor Arena is the setting for the first game in the west divisional final, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, with a youth and seniors rate of $8, $3 for UWindsor students. A free shuttle bus will provide fan transportation to the arena from Vanier Circle. Find the details on the Facebook event page.

Games two and three (if necessary) are scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Toronto. All three games will be webcast live on www.oua.tv.

Women’s basketball advances to OUA championship tournament

The Lancer women’s basketball team will make its 10th straight appearance in the OUA Final Four after knocking off Ryerson 68-50 in a quarter-final contest Saturday. Fourth-year forward Emily Prevost led all scorers with 23 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. Kaylee Anagnostopoulos and Cheyanne Roger, with 10 points each, also scored in double digits.

In the Critelli Cup tournament, Windsor will take on the top-seeded Queen’s Gaels at 6 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Kingston. The medal games are Saturday — 6 p.m. for the bronze and 8 p.m. for the gold. Catch the action on www.oua.tv.

Men third, women fourth at provincial track meet

The Lancer men finished third and the women fourth in team points at the OUA track and field championships in Toronto. Guelph took top honours in both the men’s and women’s meets.

Windsor’s medallists included:

  • Gold for pole vaulter Chris Waugh, shot putters Sarah Mitton and Eli Pawliw, and the men’s 4x800m relay team of Taylor McArthur, Joe Kagumba, Nick MacMackin, and Corey Bellemore;
  • Silver for long jumper Emily Omahen, pole vaulter Rachael Wolfs, Pawliw in weight throw, and the women’s 4x400m relay team of Courteney Rivait, Stephanie Shaw, Kristy Hodgins, and Alexia Lamothe; and
  • Bronze for runner Bellemore in the 600m and 1000m events, shot putter Brett Boersma, and weight thrower Jill Van Damme.

Next up are the U Sports national championships in Edmonton, March 9 to 11.

Loss ends women’s hockey post-season

The Lancer women’s hockey season came to an end Friday at South Windsor Arena, as the squad dropped a 4-2 decision to the Guelph Gryphons in the second game of their quarter-final series. Erinn Noseworthy and Krystin Lawrence scored for Windsor.

Volleyballers spike season’s end

Lancer volleyball teams wrapped up their seasons Saturday against the Nipissing Lakers, with the women losing 3-0 and the men winning 3-1. Neither Windsor team qualified for playoff berths.