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Mustangs Triumph In Horse Race

Matt Hiscox

On Saturday, the football team wasn't the only Mustangs squad to take on the Ottawa Gee Gees. The Mustangs men's hockey team took the ice in efforts to forget their 4-3 loss to Carleton the night before. The Mustangs were set to retire the jersey of former Mustang Chris McCauley, who unfortunately passed away in August.  The ceremony included current Head Coach Clarke Singer and also Brad Schner, both gave emotional speeches before a banner revealing at the south end of Thompson Arena.  It was also announced that the Mustangs will be wearing a patch for the rest of the season in honour of Mr. McCauley.

In the first period, both teams came out skating hard but penalty troubles caught up to the Stangs again when Anthony Stephano took a slashing call in his own zone. It didn't take Ottawa long to capitalize on that power play with Kevin Domingue on a one-timer.  The power play goal was the only tallies the Gee Gee's would get passed starting goalie Dan Davies in the first period.  Dan was able to stand on his head late halfway through the first when Ottawa would get a second power play as Western was penalized for too many men.  The Mustangs would get some late chances on keeper Anthony Brodeur late in the period but the score would remain 1-0 heading into the intermission.