Gaels snap 31-game skid against McGill

Gaels snap 31-game skid against McGill

By Communications Staff

November 28, 2016


Gaels Men's Hockey
Jacob Brennan makes a save while teammate Patrick Downe tries to block out Pompei of the McGill Redmen. (Photo b y Jason Scourse)

A roundup of Queen’s Gaels teams in action over the weekend:


The No. 8 Queen's Gaels (11-4-3) defeated the No. 5 McGill Redmen (11-3-1) 4-0 on Saturday in a battle of two of the best teams in the nation. With the win, Queen's moves into a tie with both McGill and UQTR for first place in the OUA East.

It was a historic night for the Gaels as they were able to snap a 31-game losing streak against McGill that dates back all the way to Feb. 6, 2004.

Slater Doggett scored a pair of goals while Ryan Bloom and Spencer Abraham also got on the board. Jacob Brennan made 27 saves for the shutout.

On Friday, the Gaels fell 6-3 to the Ottawa Gee-Gees at the Memorial Centre. Bloom, Cody Genovese and Warren Steele scored for Queen’s.


Playing in their last game of the 2016 portion of their OUA schedule the Queen’s Gaels (5-1-6-0) were able to escape Toronto (5-1-5-0) with a 3-1 victory over the Varsity Blues.

Megan Farrell opened the scoring a minute into the game while Kaylie Dennis made it 2-0 with the first of her OUA career. Nadia Larocca added an empty-netter to round out the scoring. Stephanie Pascal made 30 saves in the win.


Marianne Alarie tallied a game-high 22 points, and the No. 6-ranked Queen’s Gaels women’s basketball team earned its fifth-straight victory to begin the regular season, topping the Lakehead Thunderwolves 68-61.

Alarie shot 9-of-20 from the field, and drained two three-pointers in 30 minutes of court-time for the Gaels. Abby Dixon picked up 14 points and a team-high four steals, while Andrea Priamo recorded 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds, including five on the offensive glass.


The Queen's Gaels men’s volleyball team (5-4) had a rough weekend with a pair of losses. On Sunday they travelled to North Bay, where they were defeated by the Nipissing Lakers (5-1) in straight sets 25-17, 25-18, and 25-19. Zac Hutcheson had 11 kills and six digs to lead the way for the Gaels.

The Gaels were defeated 3-1 by the York Lions (4-2) on Saturday, falling in four sets 25-22, 21-25, 26-24, and 25-23. Hutcheson had a game-high 12 digs for Queen's in addition to contributing 10 kills. Markus Trence had a team-high 19 kills.


The Queen's Gaels women’s volleyball team (3-6) lost both of their matches on the weekend in five sets.

On Saturday they were defeated by the York Lions (4-3) 25-11, 17-25, 20-25, 25-22, and 15-12. Caroline Livingston led the Gaels with 16 kills and 17 digs, while Isabell Korchinski contributed 12 kills and 15 digs.

On Sunday Gaels (3-6) lost to the Nipissing Lakers (4-3) 25-18, 25-15, 13-25, 22-25 and 15-12. Caroline Livingston had a team-high 13 kills, followed by 11 for Danielle Corrigan and 10 kills for Victoria Wensley.