The CIS women's hockey championship going full steam ahead, and the UBC women’s hockey team has continued their campaign with a 4-2 win against the fifth-ranked McGill Martlets.
Thunderbird rookie Hannah Clayton-Carroll earned the first goal of her CIS career and the first goal of the game in the seventh minute, with veteran Harheet Parhar grabbing the assist.
The second goal in the first period was scored off of a power-play — Kathleen Cahoon took advantage of Martlet captain Melodie Daoust’s penalty for body-checking and brought the score to 2-0 by the end of the first period.
McGill soon came back in the second period. Within six minutes Martlet Gabrielle Davidson was able to beat UBC’s Danielle Dube and halved the T-Bird lead. Just before the ten-minute mark, UBC restored their insurance goal when Logan Boyd managed to slide the puck between Martlet goalie Taylor Hough’s legs.
The third period wrapped things up neatly. Daoust managed to score for her team again on a one-man advantage at the third minute, but Kathleen Cahoon finished things on Thunderbird terms with an unassisted goal in the last two minutes of play.
With this win, the ‘Birds go on to semifinals and will face off against the top-seeded University of Guelph Gryphons. Puck drop is at 1 p.m. PST and will be streamed as part of SportsnetU Weekend.