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BY THE NUMBERS: Men’s hockey closes regular season versus Laurentian, Queen’s

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The Gee-Gees men's hockey team is set to hit the ice for the final weekend of the regular season. Playoff seeding will be determined in these final two games, with Ottawa currently tied with McGill for third place in the standings.

February 8, 2020

  • The Matchup: Ottawa Gee-Gees (15-7-4, T-3rd in the OUA East) vs Laurentian Voyageurs (5-19-2, 10th in OUA East)
  • Location: University of Ottawa — Minto Sports Complex
  • Puck drop: 3:00 pm EST 
  • Watch Live: OUA.tv
  • Last Meeting: Ottawa 5 vs. Laurentian 3 — November 24, 2019 at Countryside Arena

OTTAWA GAME NOTES

  • Ottawa has secured home ice for the first round of the playoffs, but their opponent is yet to be determined. They can finish third or fourth in the OUA East, meaning they will face either Concordia, Ontario Tech or Queen's in the opening round. 
  • Senior forward Connor Sills achieved new career highs in goals (11) and points (15) last weekend. He is the fifth different Gee-Gee to reach double-digit goals since 2016, joining Kevin Domingue (2016-20), Cody Drover (2018-19), Brendan Jacome (2018-19) and Jean-François Plante (2018-19). 

LAURENTIAN GAME NOTES 

  • Major Stat Leaders
    • Goals: Russell Nowry — 8
    • Assists: William Gignac — 15
    • Points: William Gignac — 20
    • Wins: Mackenzie Savard — 5 
  • Netminder Mackenzie Savard enters Sunday's game with the second-most saves in the conference (769 through 21 games played). He was given the day off when the Gee-Gees visited Laurentian in November.
  • The Voyageurs have been eliminated from playoff contention. It has been a season to forget – they have the highest goals against average in Ontario (4.40) and the second-fewest goals-per-game (2.58).

February 9, 2020

  • The Matchup: Ottawa Gee-Gees (15-7-4, T-3rd in the OUA East) vs Queen's Gaels (11-12-3, 7th in OUA East)
  • Location: Queen's University — Kingston Memorial Centre
  • Puck drop: 2:30 pm EST 
  • Watch Live: OUA.tv
  • Last Meeting: Ottawa 2 vs. Queen's 3 (SO) — January 24, 2020 at the Kingston Memorial Centre

QUEEN'S GAME NOTES

  • Major Stat Leaders
    • Goals: Jared Bethune and Alex Row — 8
    • Assists: Mason Kohn — 14
    • Points: Mason Kohn — 18
    • Wins: Luke Richardson — 11
  • Both of the teams' previous matchups went to a shootout. Their meeting in January resulted in an eight-round thriller in which goaltender Luke Richardson thwarted all eight Ottawa shooters and Duncan Campbell got the game winner. 
  • Richardson has started all 26 games for the Gaels this season. The rookie's 1498:35 of game time is by far the most in the conference.

For in-game updates, follow @GeeGeesMHKY on Twitter. The game will be streamed on YouTube. Tickets to all Gee-Gees home games are available at tickets.geegees.ca.