Former OUA MVP goaltender Cindy Eadie was back in goal for Laurier this weekend in Winnipeg, where the Golden Hawks came second at Manitoba's home tournament after a 3-2 shootout loss to the Bisons in the final.
(Yes, the No. 3-ranked team beat the No. 2 team 3-2. Manitoba's Leanne Kisil scored the decider. Laurier beat the Bisons 2-0 earlier in the tourney.)
Eadie last played for the Golden Hawks during their national championship season in '04-05. The former Olympic fastpitch player (she played mostly first base for Canada at the 2004 Olympics) has been an assistant coach for Rick Osborne's team.
Laurier is 15-0-0 in the OUA with just 13 goals against, but this is probably more about what the Golden Hawks would face at the nationals in Antigonish, N.S., in March. One bad goal there can make the difference in what medal you play for, since the top 4-5 teams all play defence the same way -- very well.
The ABM movement (Anyone But McGill) should be getting cranked up soon. The No. 1-ranked Martlets outscored the opposition 21-2 this weekend at the Theresa Humes Memorial tourney in Montreal. Marie-Andrée Leclerc-Auger sniped a hat trick in a 9-0 championship-game win over Toronto.
Alumni loyalty begs pointing out that Queen's gave McGill its closest game of the weekend, 4-0.