Jan 06, 2018
On Saturday night, the Voyageurs men's hockey team doubled the host Nipissing Lakers 2-1 earning their first victory in the new year.
The Lakers opened the scoring when Danny Desroschers scored at 14:55 on the powerplay, giving Nipissing a 1-0 lead after one period.
After a scoreless second period, the Voyageurs took over in the third.
Derek Varrin scored early at 2:59 to tie the game on a partial breakaway after a lead pass by Kaden Ruest. Dylan Fitze then gave the Vees the lead on a solo effort at 12:00 as a won a race to the loose puck with the Lakers' goalie, chipped it past him and slotted the puck into the open net.
The Voyageurs held on to the lead until the final buzzer, securing the 2-1 win to begin 2018.
Newly acquired MacKenzie Savard was solid in his first start for the Voyageurs, stopping 32 shots to earn his first OUA win.
The Voyageurs return to the ice Friday night when they host the Carleton Ravens at 7:35pm at Countryside Arena.