Todd RatchfordLancer defenceman Todd Ratchford earned an all-rookie team berth in men’s hockey from Ontario University Athletics.

Lancer men to face off for chance to compete for national hockey title

The Lancer men’s hockey team will face off against the McGill Redmen for the Ontario University Athletics bronze medal — and a berth in the national championship tournament — Friday, March 10, in Montreal.

The game is set for 7 p.m. in McConnell Arena and will be webcast live on Find ticket info on the Redmen hockey website.

Ontario University Athletics named Windsor defenceman Todd Ratchford to its all-rookie team Wednesday. His 17 points ranked him second in scoring on the Lancers, and three of his six goals were game-winners. Read more at

Kayah ClarkeU Sports recognized first-year Lancer point guard Kayah Clarke (pictured at right), appointing her to the all-Canadian all-rookie team Wednesday. Her average of 11.5 points per game placed her third among Windsor scorers. Read the full story, Clarke named to U Sports all-rookie team.

The OUA honoured four Lancer men’s volleyball players Thursday, naming first-year players Pierce Johnson and Nolan Langley to its provincial all-rookie team, and sophomores John Moate and Brad Gyemi as second-team all-stars.

Two women’s players earned similar recognition: fourth-year outside hitter Carleigh Bailey was named an OUA second-team all-star, while teammate Lexi Pollard was named to the conference all-rookie team.

Athletes suit up for national track and field meet

Lancer men are seeking their third straight team title at the U Sports track and field championship meet, which opened Thursday at the University of Alberta. Windsor has won back-to-back national banners on the men’s side; Toronto is defending its women’s team title.

Acting head coach Kevin DiNardo says the Lancers are going into the tournament looking for a podium finish.

“We have had a great season so far, with well over 100 personal bests, and many top-10 all-time performances, along with four school records: in the women’s shot put, men’s weight throw and both pole vault events,” he says. “I am excited to see what individual performances will be pulled out as a result of being at the big show.”

The competitions continue through Saturday, March 11, live-streamed at Read a meet preview at

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Lancer athletes are competing through Saturday in the national track and field championships in Edmonton.