CUFLA Playoffs: Round One Recap

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Last week was the first round of the CUFLA playoffs and we saw some great lacrosse on display. There was close games, blowouts, chalk, and even a fire alarm delay. Overall, it was a great week of lacrosse as the final six teams have been decided. All six of those squads will square off at the University of Toronto next weekend to fight for the Baggataway Cup.

5W. Laurier 9 @ 1W. Western 15

It wasn’t a surprise that the Mustangs pulled out the win here in round one. Western has been one of the best teams in the league for a while as they are searching for their third straight championship. The Mustangs would use a huge eight goal second quarter to get out in front and secure the win over Laurier. The Golden Hawks would try to fight back in the third but they were unable to knock off the Mustangs. 
Cody Ward would have two goals for the Mustangs as he now becomes the career scoring leader at Western with 250 points. The leader for Western in the win would be Tristian Simeoni who had 4 points (2G,2A) in the win. 
Chris Van Ooteghem and Nick Hehl would lead the Laurier Golden Hawks in the loss. Both players would put up 3 points (2G,1A) in the win. 

6E. Ottawa 11 @ 1E. Trent 14

This game was a little closer than some might have thought it would be, but Trent still got the win as expected. Trent got out to an early lead as it was a 10-4 lead at the half. Ottawa would be able to mount a little bit of a comeback in second half as they outscored Trent 7-4. That would prove to not be enough as Trent was able to hold off Ottawa and secure the 14-11 victory and move on to Baggataway Cup Championship weekend.

Cole McWilliams and Nick Chaykowsky would be the leaders on offense for Trent. McWilliams put up 6 points (3G,3A) for the Excalibur while Chaykowsky had 4 points (2G,2A). Jeff Fernandes and Nick Finlay also contributed heavily on the offensive side of the ball fro Trent.

Ottawa would be led by Fredrick Hartley and Spencer Corkey. Hartley had 6 points (4G,2A) for the Gee-Gee’s while Corkey put up 4 points (2G,2A). Keith Lee also had a good performance with three points to his name.

4E. Nipissing 13 @ 3E. Queen’s 10

This one was an upset but not a surprising one as both squads were pretty even all season long. Nipissing was able to close out the game with a three goal fourth quarter that helped secure the win after a tight game. Queen’s just wasn’t able to get it going late in the game and stop the Nipissing offense or counter with a run of their own. Nipissing would get the 13-10 win as they move on to Baggataway Cup championship weekend. Some bad for Nipising after the win as CUFLA leading point scorer Scott Dominey has been reported to be out for the remainder of the year after an upper body injury. 
In this game Nipissing was led by Tanner Poole and Tyler Goodchild. Poole would have 6 points (4G,2A) for the Lakers while Goodchild had 4 points (3G,1A). Sam Rooney and Scott Dominey also contributed with three points a piece. 
Queen’s was led by Kyle Aylesworth and Chris Boushy in the loss. Aylesworth led the team with 4 points (2G,2A) while Boushy had 3 points (2G,1A).

3W. Guelph 6 @ 2W. Brock 13

The Brock Badgers got the 13-6 win over Guelph to advance to Baggataway Cup Championship weekend. Brock was able to get out and take the lead early. With it being a 9-2 Brock lead at the half Guelph would have a good third quarter but that just wasn’t enough. The Badgers would be able to pull out the 13-6 win and advance. 
Connor Ham and Connor Brown were the top two scorers for the Badgers in the win. Ham would have 4 points (3G,1A) while Brown put up 3 points (3G). The Badgers also saw great production from the defensive side of the ball as well.
Guelph was led by Alec Simmons and Jackson Nishimura. In the loss Simmons put up 3 points (3G) and Nishimura had 2 points (2G). James Short also had a good day as he put up 2 points for Guelph in the loss. 

5E. Bishop’s 3 @ 2E. McGill 10

Even with a delay due to a fire alarm sounding McGill seemed to not miss a step as they got the big win to move on to next weekend. McGill’s defense and offense came out early as they held a 3-0 lead at the half. Bishop’s would start to put their offense together in the second half , but McGill’s defense proved to be too much for the Gaiters offense. McGill would end up with a 10-3 victory as they move on to the Baggataway Cup Championship weekend. 
McGill was led by Seth Obida and Kieran McKay, among others. Obida had 3 points (3G) in the win, while McKay put up 2 points (1G,1A). That McGill defense showed up strong as that unit saw a lot of good production.
Xavier Perron and Samuel Firth would lead Bishop’s in the loss. Perron had 2 points (2G) while Firth would finish the day with 2 points (2A). 
The Baggataway Cup Championship weekend will see the CUFLA universe descend upon the University of Toronto for three days of lacrosse fun. The quarterfinals will be on Friday, semifinals on Saturday, and championship on Sunday. All five games will be streamed live for FREE via Lacrosse TV

CUFLA Playoff Preview

Photo Courtesy of CUFLA
It’s Playoff time! The regular season has come to an end and the playoffs are here in the CUFLA. The first round of the playoffs gets underway on Thursday November 1st. 
The way that the playoffs work in the CUFLA is teams will be seeded in the east and the west. The first round pits teams in the same division against each other. After the first round those final six teams advance to the Baggatway Cup Championship weekend which will be held at the University of Toronto this year. The host gets a bye so Toronto is already in the quarterfinals. 

Seeds

East

1. Trent
2. McGill
3. Queen’s
4. Nipissing
5. Bishop’s 
6. Ottawa

West

1. Western
2. Brock
3. Guelph
4.Toronto (bye)
5. Laurier

Games

The playoffs get underway on Thursday as Western takes on Laurier in the first game. The rest of the first round will be played on Saturday November 3rd. 

5W. Laurier @ 1W. Western – Thursday 7:30pm

The two time defensing champions Western Mustangs come into this game with one of the best teams in the country. After a 9-1 regular season they are looking to return to the Baggataway Cup championship and defend their title for the third year in a row. The Mustangs are led by Cody Ward and Tristian Simeoni who have had great seasons thus far. Ward leads the team with 50 points (18G,22A) and Sineoni is behind him with 26 points (19G,7A). They will surely bring their best game on Thursday and won’t give Laurier any room for comfort on either side of the ball.
Laurier comes into the playoffs after a 3-7 regular season. They have had some highs and had some lows this year but they will need to bring their best game to Western if they want to have any shot at winning. The Golden Hawks are led by Andy Borgatti and Chris Van Ooteghem on the offensive side of the ball. Borgatti has 27 points (20G,7A) while Van Ooteghem has 27 points (11G,16A). It’s going to be a tough one for Laurier, but should still be a pretty good game.

3W. Guelph @ 2W. Brock – Saturday 1PM

This one might be one of the best games of the first round even though it may seem like there may be a clear cut favorite. Brock comes into this game as that favorite. The badgers have been one of the best teams in the league and it shows every game they play. That defense led by Latrell Harris may be the best in the league. On offense they are led by Kurtis Woodland with 38 points (31G,7A). Connor Ham has also been good this year as he has 23 points (19G,4A). There are a whole slew of other guys on this team that can make an impact any given day.
Guelph is a team that has been very good this year but they have had some down times as well. The Gryphons are coming into the playoffs after a 6-4 regular season. They are led by Zachary Luis and James Short. Luis leads the team with 39 points (29G,10A) while Short has 30 points (18G,12A). The Gryphons will have their hands full with a tough Brock team but it may be one of the best games of the first round. 

4E. Nipissing @ 3E. Queen’s – Saturday 1PM

This game is going to be a tight contest between two pretty closely matched teams. Queen’s comes into this game as the higher seed after a 6-4 regular season in which they Nipissing twice. Queen’s is led by Chris Boushy and Angus Rawding. Boushy has 51 points (31G,20A) while Rawding has 39 points (25G,14A). Queen’s offense has been good this year and that shouldn’t change this weekend.

Nipissing is coming into this game trying ti get their first win over Queen’s this season and move on in the playoffs. In the regular season Nipissing went 5-5 overall. Scott Dominey leads the league in points with 71 (44G,27A). Dominey has done a ton of heavy lifting for the Lakers this year. It hasn’t been all Dominey as Tanner Poole has 52 points (20G,32A) while Will Craig has put up 32 points (24G,8A). With two great offenses up against each other this should be one of the best games of the first round.

E6. Ottawa @ E1. Trent – Saturday 1PM

In this game Trent comes in as a heavy favorite as they are the number one seed in the east. They have been right up there as one of the top teams all season long as they went 9-1 in the regular season. The Excalibur are led by Jeff Fernandes and Cole McWilliams on offense. Fernandes has 43 points (20G,23A) while McWilliams has put up 39 points (24G,15A). Trent’s defense, anchored by Austin Cairns in cage.

Ottawa has had a tough year as they went 2-8 in the regular season. The Gee-Gees were able to hang int there with some of the tougher teams on their schedule, but just couldn’t put it all together to get more wins. Their leaders on offense are Fredrick Hartley with 50 points (27G,23A) and Spencer Corkery with 36 points (24G,12A). The Gee-Gees are for sure the underdogs her and Trent may have a better team on paper, but you never know what will happen.

E5. Bishop’s @ E2. McGill – Saturday, 6:30PM

This game may be better than many would assume it would be. McGill is certainly the favorite here as they went 9-1 in the regular season. They have ton of firepower in Seth Obida, Liam MacDonald, and Maxime Murdoch who lead this offense. Obida has 32 points (24G,8A) while MacDonald has 30 points (15G,15A), and Murdoch has 28 points (20G,8A). McGill has very sold defense as well that can shut down any offense. 
Bishop’s is a good team but they hit a few rough patches this season. They come into the playoffs after a 4-6 regular season. The Gaiters are led by Samuel Firth and Joel Wright, among others. Firth has 38 points (23G,15A) while Wright has 27 points (23G,14A). Bishop’s can put up a fight, but they just have the firepower that McGill does this season. Overall, it should still be a pretty good game. 

CUFLA Week 8 Recap: On to the Playoffs

Photo Credit Ellen Bond
As week eight has come to a close so has the regular season. The last week of the season didn’t disappoint as we saw some great games from Wednesday to Sunday. As a result of week eight we have a new number one in Pat Gregoire’s CUFLA Power Rankings  and the final standings have shifted as well. 
One of the biggest games last week was Trent vs McGill. This game ultimately decided who would would take first place and win the east. It was a close game just like the first meeting, but Trent would walk away victorious. Trent’s would earn the 12-7 win in the second half as the put on an impressive display of defense and offense. McGill seemed to have no answer for the Excalibur offense down the stretch. A Late effort by McGill would prove that the deficit was too much to overcome. Jeff Fernandes was one of the leaders for Trent as he had 5 points (5G,1A) in the win. 
Another great game last week was Ottawa vs Nipissing as they played a very hard fought game in the snow. (Pictured above) Nipissing would get edge Ottawa for the 11-10 victory. That set up Nipissing for a third place showdown on Sunday with Queen’s. In that game Queen’s would get the 14-11 victory.

Week 8 Leaders

Jeff Fernandes, A, Trent

The Trent attackman would help lead his team to a huge victory on Sunday against McGill. In that game Fernandes would put up 5 points (4G,1A) to help lead his team to victory and take the number one spot in the east.

Cree Blakely, M, Brock

Blakely had a great performance in week eight as he helped lead Brock to a 2-0 week eight record as they beat McMaster and Guelph. In Brock’s 14-7 victory over Guelph Blakely put up 6 points (4G,2A) to help lead his team to victory.

Cody Ward, A, Western

In Western’s 19-2 victory over Laurier last week Ward was able to put on another impressive performance. In that victory Ward led his team to victory as he had 10 points (3G,7A). 

Results

Week 8 October, 24th Brock McMaster
11-5
Week 8 October, 26th Toronto McMaster
9-7
Week 8 October, 26th Western Laurier
19-2
Week 8 October, 27th Guelph Brock
7-14
Week 8 October, 27th Carleton Bishop’s
5-19
Week 8 October, 27th McGill Queen’s
9-1
Week 8 October, 27th Nipissing Ottawa
11-10
Week 8 October, 28th McGill Trent
7-12
Week 8 October, 28th Nipissing Queen’s
11-14

Standings



East Division 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
Trent
9
1
10
18
McGill
9
1
10
18
Queen’s
6
4
10
12
Nipissing
5
5
10
10
Bishop’s
4
6
10
8
Ottawa
2
8
10
4
Carleton
0
10
10
0


West Division 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
Western
9
1
10
18
Brock
9
1
10
18
Guelph
6
4
10
12
Toronto
4
6
10
8
Laurier
3
7
10
6
McMaster
2
8
10
4
Laurentian
2
8
10
4

CUFLA Week 8 Preview: Regular Season Wrapping Up

Photo Credit Alyssa Cymbalista
Week eight is the final week of the regular season in the CUFLA. After this week we will finally see where teams fall in the playoffs that will start next week.

The week got started off on Wednesday night when Brock defeated McMaster by a score of 11-5. The outcome was no surprise, but there were some great players on both sides of the ball. For McMaster they had two guys find the back of the net twice in Andrew McKiel and Mitchell Pellarin. For Brock Grayson Houghton had 3 points (2G,1A) and Neil Davis had 3 points (1G,2A) in the win. Brock would use a big third quarter in which they had five goals to stretch their 4-1 halftime lead and secure the victory. Both teams have just one game left in the regular season.

One of the biggest games of the week is in the east as McGill travels to Peterborough for a big game against Trent. This will be their second meeting of the season and if it’s anything like last game then fans are in for a real treat on Sunday. Last time these two met McGill won by a score of 16-14. There was a ton of scoring and the game was decided down the stretch.

Marquee Games

Guelph @ Brock – Saturday, 1PM
McGill @ Queen’s – Saturday, 3PM
McGill @ Trent – Sunday, 2PM

Week 8 Schedule

Week 8
October, 24th
Brock
McMaster
11-5
Week 8
October, 26th
Western
Laurier

Week 8
October, 27th
Guelph
Brock

Week 8
October, 27th
Carleton
Bishop’s

Week 8
October, 27th
McGill
Queen’s

Week 8
October, 27th
Nipissing
Ottawa

Week 8
October, 28th
McGill
Trent

Week 8
October, 28th
Nipissing
Queen’s

Standings

East Division 
Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
McGill
8
0
8
16
Trent
8
1
9
16
Queen’s
5
3
8
10
Nipissing
4
4
8
8
Bishop’s
3
6
9
6
Ottawa
2
7
9
4
Carleton
0
9
9
0
West Division 
Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
Western
8
1
9
16
Brock
8
1
9
16
Guelph
5
3
8
10
Toronto
3
6
9
6
Laurier
3
6
9
6
McMaster
2
7
9
4
Laurentian
2
7
9
4

CUFLA Week 7 Recap: Brock Takes Down Western

Photo Courtesy of Brock Athletics
Week seven was headlined by another classic battle between Brock and Western. This time Brock would take the game as they got the 10-9 victory in overtime. Much like the last matchup in September it was a close game pretty much the whole way. Brock would score the last goal of regulation to force the overtime period and then Jordan Gillis would score an unassisted goal to make secure the 10-9 victory with less than a minute left in overtime.
The result of the game makes things all tied up between Western and Brock for the top of the West. It also puts McGill in the number one spot in Pat Gregoire’s CUFLA Power Rankings. Brock is second and Western drops down from one to three.
Some games to take note of from last week were Trent defeating Bishop’s 12-11, Brock beating Toronto 15-4, and Ottawa hanging in there against Trent despite the loss. Trent would defeat Ottawa 14-10. 

Week 7 Leaders

Kurtis Woodland – M, Brock

   The midfielder had a good week for Brock as he helped the Badgers to a 2-0 record in week 7. In their first game against Toronto Woodland would help his team secure the 15-4 victory as he had 5 points (1G,2A) in the victory. On Sunday Woodland would notch up 4 points (3G,1A) in the Badgers big win over Western.

Scott Dominey – A, Nipissing

   Dominey had yet another great performance last week as he helped his team get a win in their only game against Carleton. In Nipissing’s 23-6 win over Carleton Dominey put up 12 points (8G,4A). 

Chris Boushy – A, Queen’s

   In Queen’s lone game this week Boushy was able to put on another impressive performance. Despite the 20-9 loss to Trent Boushy would have 7 points (5G,2A). That is second highest single game goal total of the year and the second time he has scored 5 in a game.

Week 7 Results

Week 7
October, 17th
Guelph
McMaster
12-4
Week 7
October, 19th
Guelph
Laurier
17-3
Week 7
October, 20th
Toronto
Brock
4-15
Week 7
October, 20th
Carleton
Nipissing
6-23
Week 7
October, 20th
Trent
Ottawa
14-10
Week 7
October, 21st
Trent
Bishop’s
12-11
Week 7
October, 19th
Brock
Western
10-9 OT

Standings



East Division 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
McGill
8
0
8
16
Trent
8
1
9
16
Queen’s
5
3
8
10
Nipissing
4
4
8
8
Bishop’s
3
6
9
6
Ottawa
2
7
9
4
Carleton
0
9
9
0


West Division 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
Western
8
1
9
16
Brock
7
1
8
14
Guelph
5
3
8
10
Toronto
3
6
9
6
Laurier
3
6
9
6
McMaster
2
6
8
4
Laurentian
2
7
9
4

CUFLA Week 7 Preview: Western vs Brock Part II

Photo Credit The Brock Press
Week seven action will get started on Friday night as we have a pretty good battle in the west between Laurier and Guelph. This is a game between two team that are right there in the middle of the pack in the west and fighting for a number 3 seed in the playoffs. 
The biggest game of the weekend was supposed to be on Friday but was moved to Sunday. That game is the second matchup between Brock and Western. In the first meeting Western took the win by a score of 8-7 as they had to comeback and fight through that Latrell Harris led Brock defense. Sunday’s game should provide another exciting game between those two squads. Some other good games this week include Trent vs Bishop’s and Toronto vs Brock.

Marquee Games

Toronto vs Brock – Saturday, 1PM
Trent vs Bishop’s – Sunday, 1:15PM
Brock vs Western – Sunday, 5:30PM

Week 7 Schedule

Week 7
October, 19th
Guelph
Laurier
Week 7
October, 20th
Toronto
Brock
Week 7
October, 20th
Carleton
Nipissing
Week 7
October, 20th
Trent
Ottawa
Week 7
October, 21st
Laurentian
Guelph
Week 7
October, 21st
Trent
Bishop’s
Week 7
October, 21st
Brock
Western

Standings



East Division 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
McGill
8
0
8
16
Trent
6
1
7
12
Queen’s
5
3
8
10
Nipissing
3
4
7
6
Bishop’s
3
5
8
6
Ottawa
2
6
8
4
Carleton
0
8
8
0


West Division 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
Western
8
0
8
16
Brock
5
1
6
10
Laurier
3
5
8
6
Toronto
3
5
8
6
Guelph
3
3
6
6
Laurentian
2
7
9
4
McMaster
2
5
7
4

CUFLA Week 6 Recap: Two Left Unbeaten

Photo Courtesy of Bishop’s Athletics
Through six weeks of play there are just two teams that can claim the title of unbeaten. Those two teams that still remain unbeaten are McGill, in the east, and Western, in the west. Both teams currently sit at 8-0 on the year. In week 6 action McGill went 2-0 as they defeated Bishop’s 12-6 and then handed Trent their first loss on the season by a score of 16-14. Western defeated Laurier 21-6, Toronto 21-6, and Guelph 9-8 during week 6 play. 
In the west the playoff race is heating up even more as that group in the middle of the pack just keeps shifting almost each week. After last week’s games Laurier has moved into third place and Toronto has dropped down to fourth place. Guelph is sitting in fifth place. All three of those teams each have three wins. As we get into the last two weeks of the season wins will obviously be key for each and every team, especially those on the bubble of getting a lower or higher seed in the playoffs.

Week 6 Leaders

Cody Ward, Western

The attackman would help to lead his team to a 3-0 record last week as he put up 12 points overall. In Western’s win over Laurier on Wednesday Ward had 6 points (4G,2A). Ward had had 5 points (5G) against Toronto and 1 point (1G) against Guelph.

Fredrick Hartley, Ottawa

Hartley had a great performance this week as he helped his team get a 15-7 victory over Carleton on Saturday. In that game the attackman would have 9 points (6G,3A). That is a season and career high for Hartley in points in a single game. 

Cole McWilliams, Trent

McWilliams had a big week as he helped his team to a 1-1 record in week 6 while putting up 9 points overall. On Saturday he would have 6 points (4G,2A) in Trent’s 20-9 victory over Queen’s. On Sunday in their loss to McGill he would put up 4 points (2G,2A). 

Week 6 Results

Week 6
October, 10th
Laurier
Western
21-6
Week 6
October, 12th
Toronto
Western
6-21
Week 6
October, 12th
McMaster
Laurier
11-9
Week 6
October, 13th
Trent
Queen’s
20-9
Week 6
October, 13th
Laurentian
Brock
3-20
Week 6
October, 13th
Bishop’s
McGill
6-12
Week 6
October, 13th
Carleton
Ottawa
7-15
Week 6
October, 14th
Western
Guelph
9-8
Week 6
October, 14th
Trent
McGill
14-16

Standings



East Division 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
McGill
8
0
8
16
Trent
6
1
7
12
Queen’s
5
3
8
10
Nipissing
3
4
7
6
Bishop’s
3
5
8
6
Ottawa
2
6
8
4
Carleton
0
8
8
0


West Division 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
Western
8
0
8
16
Brock
5
1
6
10
Laurier
3
5
8
6
Toronto
3
5
8
6
Guelph
3
3
6
6
Laurentian
2
7
9
4
McMaster
2
5
7
4

CUFLA Week 6 Preview

Photo Credit Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner
Week six of CUFLA action started off on Wednesday night when Western defeated Laurier by a score of 21-6. In that game Western got off to a hot start going up 7-0 in the first quarter. Coming into the second half Western held a 12-3. Laurier would fight hard but it was too big a deficit to pull off a comeback, especially against a team like Western.

Coming into the weekend of week six Pat Gregoire has released his most recent power rankings after week 5.

This weekend features eight games and there are a couple of pretty good ones in there. Some of the marquee matchups this weekend will feature some of the top teams against some of the middle of the road teams in both the east and the west, in terms of the standings. A battle at the bottom of the east will also take place this weekend as well with Carleton vs Ottawa. The biggest game of the week has to be Trent vs Queen’s on Saturday as those two teams battle it out. Both teams are in the top three of the standings in the east.

Marquee Games

Trent @ Queen’s – Saturday, 3PM
Bishop’s @ McGill – Saturday, 7PM
Western @ Guelph – Sunday, 1PM

Week 6 Schedule

Week 6 October, 10th Laurier Western
21-6
Week 6 October, 12th Toronto Western

Week 6 October, 12th McMaster Laurier

Week 6 October, 13th Trent Queen’s

Week 6 October, 13th Laurentian Brock

Week 6 October, 13th McGill Bishop’s

Week 6 October, 13th Carleton Ottawa

Week 6 October, 14th Western Guelph

Week 6 October, 14th Trent McGill

Standings



East 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
McGill
6
0
6
12
Queen’s
5
2
7
10
Trent
5
0
5
10
Nipissing
3
4
7
6
Bishop’s
3
4
7
6
Ottawa
1
6
7
2
Carleton
0
6
6
0


West  


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
Western
6
0
5
10
Brock
4
1
5
8
Toronto
3
4
7
6
Guelph
3
2
5
6
Laurier
3
4
7
6
Laurentian
2
6
8
4
McMaster
1
5
6
2

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CUFLA Week 5 Recap: Playoff Race Heats up in The West

Photo Courtesy of Guelph Athletics
First and foremost Happy Thanksgiving to all those across Canada. Because of the holiday weekend there weren’t many games in the CUFLA during week five, but there were games nonetheless. 
It was a week that started a little earlier than usual as we saw Guelph defeat Toronto by a score of 11-7 on Thursday night. That game was a very hard fought battle as Toronto came all the way back from being down 10-2 to almost complete the comeback. Guelph would be able to hold onto the lead as they got the 11-7 victory.

On Friday Trent would get yet another win as they beat Carleton 18-7. Trent is one of three teams along with McGill and Western that can still claim undefeated status. Western also got another win as they defeated McMaster 16-4 on Saturday. Laurier would get a much needed win on Saturday as they defeated Laurentian 11-8 on Friday. That game pitted two of the leagues bottom dwellers in the west against each other.

Week 5 Leaders

Cody Ward, Western

On Friday Ward would help lead his team to a 16-4 victory over McMaster at home. In the win Ward was able to put up 8 points (5g,3A). That win helped the Western Mustangs stay undefeated and atop the West.

Alex Kew, Laurier

Kew had a pretty good week as he helped his team get an 11-8 victory on Friday. In that win Kew led the way with 5 points (3G,2A). That win helps Laurier at least creep a little closer to being in the playoff conversation.

Michael Mayes, Laurentian

Mayes would help Laurentian go 1-1 last week as they lost to Laurier but would defeat Toronto. In their loss to Laurier Mayes had 1 goal for 1 point. Against Toronto in the win Mayes put up 5 points (3G,2A). 

Week 5 Results

Week 5 October, 4th Toronto Guelph
7-11
Week 5 October, 5th Carleton Trent
7-18
Week 5 October, 5th Laurentian Laurier
8-11
Week 5 October, 5th McMaster Western
4-16
Week 5 October, 6th Laurentian Toronto
12-11

Standings



East Division 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
McGill
6
0
6
12
Queen’s
5
2
7
10
Trent
5
0
5
10
Nipissing
3
4
7
6
Bishop’s
3
4
7
6
Ottawa
1
6
7
2
Carleton
0
6
6
0


West Division 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
Western
5
0
5
10
Brock
4
1
5
8
Toronto
3
4
7
6
Guelph
3
2
5
6
Laurier
3
3
6
6
Laurentian
2
6
8
4
McMaster
1
5
6
2

CUFLA Week 5 Preview: Turning the Page to October

Photo Credit Seyran Mammadov

As we head into week five we also head into a new month. September is behind us and the page turns to October which is the final stretch of the regular season in the CUFLA. It is crunch time for every team as the playoffs are just about four weeks away. 
Wee five isn’t a huge weekend for games as there are only five games on the docket from Thursday to Saturday. Even with the lack of games this week there are some good matchups. Toronto @ Guelph on Thursday night looks to be the game of the week as those two teams in the middle of the pack in west will be battling it out. Laurentian vs Laurier on Friday should be a good game as those two teams at the bottom of the west faceoff. 

Marquee Games

Toronto @ Guelph – Thursday, 8PM
Laurentian @ Laurier – Friday, 8PM

Week 5 Schedule

Week 5
October, 4th
Toronto
Guelph
Week 5
October, 5th
Carleton
Trent
Week 5
October, 5th
Laurentian
Laurier
Week 5
October, 5th
McMaster
Western
Week 5
October, 6th
Laurentian
Toronto

Standings



East Division 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
McGill
6
0
6
12
Queen’s
5
2
7
10
Trent
4
0
4
8
Nipissing
3
4
7
6
Bishop’s
3
4
7
6
Ottawa
1
6
7
2
Carelton
0
5
5
0


West Division 


Team 
Wins 
Losses
Games Played
Points
Western
4
0
4
8
Brock
4
1
5
8
Toronto
3
2
5
6
Guelph
2
2
4
4
Laurier
2
3
5
4
McMaster
1
4
5
2
Laurentian
1
5
6
2