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    Queen's faces Lakehead in pair of weekend games

    Queen's Men's Hockey
    The Queen's Gaels, seen here against the UOIT Ridgebacks, face the Lakehead Thunderwolves twice this weekend in OUA men's hockey action. (Photo by David Bowers)

    The Queen's Gaels are in action on numerous fronts this weekend. Here's a quick look at when and where to catch your Gaels in action at home, or how to follow them on the road.


    Men's Hockey

    This weekend the Queen’s Gaels men’s hockey team (6-5-0) hosts Lakehead (4-7-2) on back-to-back nights, Friday and Saturday, with both games starting at 7:30 pm at the Memorial Centre.

    Last weekend on the road the Gaels lost 3-2 to the Ryerson Rams but bounced back for a 2-1 win over the Toronto Varsity Blues. The Gaels currently boast the fourth-ranked power play in all of the CIS having scored 11 times with a success rate of 25 per cent. It is something they will look to take advantage of this weekend as Lakehead ranks 19th in the CIS in penalty killing at a rate of 82.7 per cent.

    Men's Basketball

    The Queen’s Gaels men's basketball team (0-3) hits the road as they play Guelph (1-2) on Friday at 8 pm and Brock (1-2) on Saturday at 8 pm.

    The Gaels tumbled to a pair of home losses last weekend against Waterloo and Laurier. Greg Faulkner led the Gaels scoring in both games with 29 and 26 points respectively. Queen's currently ranks third in the CIS for defensive rebounds per game averaging 43 on the season and Faulkner also ranks third in the CIS for points per game, at 23.3.

    Women's Basketball

    This weekend the No. 10 Queen’s Gaels women’s basketball team (1-2) hit the road to play Guelph (2-1) on Friday at 6 pm and Brock (1-2) on Saturday at 6 pm.

    Last Friday, the Gaels beat Waterloo 67-52 snagging their first win of the season at their season home opener in the ARC. With an outstanding performance on defence, Queen's shutdown attacks from their opponents and capitalized on 22 turnovers from the Warriors. In the CIS, Queen's currently ranks fifth in fewest turnovers committed per game averaging 14.7 so far.

    Women's Hockey

    The No. 5 Queen’s Gaels women’s hockey team (7-1-2) head to Waterloo to take on No. 7 Laurier (6-3-1) on Saturday at 7:30 pm and the Waterloo Warriors (3-5-3) on Sunday at 2:30 pm.

    Last weekend the Gaels beat the UOIT Ridgebacks 6-1, with Clare Mckellar potting two goals, taking her season total to six.

    Not only is the Queen's offence strong this season ranking fifth in the CIS with an average of 3.5 goals per game but their defensive play has been outstanding as they rank first in both goals against average at 1.08 and in save percentage at .955.

    Men's Volleyball

    This weekend the Queen’s Gaels men’s volleyball team (3-4) hosts RMC (0-7) on Friday at 8 pm and Team Canada FTC in an exhibition match Saturday at 8 pm in the ARC main gym.

    The Gaels are coming off a straight-sets win over the No.8 ranked Guelph Gryphons but then lost in four sets against the Waterloo Warriors.

    Queen's is currently ranked second in the CIS in digs per set averaging 11.58, while individually Ivo Dramov tops all of the CIS averaging 3.04 digs per set.

    Women's Volleyball

    This weekend the Queen’s Gaels women’s volleyball squad (4-3) hosts Lakehead (1-7) on Friday at 6 pm and Brock (5-4) on Saturday at 6 pm in the ARC Main Gym.

    Most recently, Queen's picked up a road win over the Waterloo Warriors in four sets.

    Becky Wilson currently ranks fifth in the CIS in digs per set averaging 4.29 on the season.