Volume 94, Issue 39

Wednesday, November 8, 2000


"Incredible, absolutely incredible" win for champs

Nets delay water polo match

Hockey team lighting it up

Too bad it had to end like this

Sports Briefs

Hockey team lighting it up

The Western Mustang men continued their ice dominance this past Thursday and Friday, with big wins over Laurier and Waterloo.

The Mustangs jumped out to a big four goal first period lead at home against Laurier and never looked back, posting a 5-1 victory.

They came up with another fast start when they travelled to Waterloo and lit up the Warriors for nine goals in a 9-3 thrashing. Western assistant coach, Bill Dark, said getting out of the gates quick has been a great asset for the Mustangs. He also said the offensive outburst was as a result of team effort.

"Things are really coming together right now. We have all four lines going and our four lines can probably match most teams top two," he said.

One area the Mustangs are really excelling at is the power play, which goes one step further in explaining the high offensive totals this season. Dark said the power play is something the team really focuses on.

"The power play is clicking and that is the result of a lot of hard work," he said. Dark pointed to the top unit of Jeff Petrie, Jeff Martin and Andrew Power as real catalysts when it comes to play with the man advantage.

Western has a return match with Waterloo tonight at Thompson Arena. Dark said he expects a tough battle. "They usually play well in their arena and we took it to them pretty good so I expect them to come in here and be really tough."

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