By Matt Ouellet
Just one day after the Rams 10-3 victory against Laurentian, the Ryerson men’s hockey team was defeated 2-1 by the Nipissing Lakers.
With 9:19 left to go in the third period, Lakers forward Colin Campbell tied the game with a goal scored off a rebound shot during a five-man scramble in the Rams offensive zone.
Nipissing forward Matt Paton sealed up the game with a goal of his own with less than three minutes left in the game.
“It hurts,” Rams head coach Graham Wise said. “We’ve got a team that’s capable enough to shut any team down and when you come a little bit short, obviously it hurts. It hurts all the players too.”
Ryerson’s lone goal came early in the first period courtesy of Mitch Gallant, assisted by Alex Basso and Domenic Alberga. After the game, Gallant saw no reason to celebrate his fourth goal of the season.
“It’s tough, when you can’t [score] more than one goal, we give up a late goal like that, it’s a tough loss today, goals are just the last thing on my mind right now.”
Gallant said after the big win against Laurentian the day before, the team took a step back against the Lakers.
“I thought we were sloppy today, especially in our own zone,” he said. “We gave up a lot of odd man rushes, after scoring 10 goals we’re just a little trigger happy. Everyone’s trying to push for another 10 goal game and it obviously didn’t work out for us.”
The men’s next game is on the road in London, when they visit the Western Mustangs Thursday Oct. 16.