A new look for my weekly Quebec column this week, with a little look at hockey as well.
In football, many were surprised (myself included) about the dismantling of Bishop's by Laval, and even though Jesse Andrews left the game early with an injury, the game was out of hand before he left. Laval is the class of the Quebec conference, and right now it seems the country as well.
In Sherbrooke, Concordia fought back with a valiant effort, including an amazing stat line from Terrence Morsink (41/61, 546 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT) and Liam Mahoney (13 catches, 148 yards, 3 receiving TD, rushing TD) but Concordia couldn't stop the run, which cost them in the second overtime and with Montreal and Laval next on tap for Concordia, it looks like the playoffs may have slipped through their fingers.
Montreal beat McGill, in a game that went just about how everyone would have expected. McGill has Laval and Sherbrooke to avoid a third winless season in four years.
1. LAVAL 7-0
2. BISHOP'S 5-2
3. MONTREAL 5-2
4. SHERBROOKE 3-4
5. CONCORDIA 3-4
6. McGILL 0-7
The Week Ahead:
Concordia (3-4) @ Montreal (5-2), Friday 7pm
Sherbrooke (3-4) @ Bishop's (5-2), Saturday 1pm
Laval (7-0) @ McGill (0-7), Saturday 1pm
For years, Concordia women's hockey team has struggled. Believe me, I was there for most of it. The fact that they have started 2-1-0 in their first three games is a sign that the once unbeatable program is starting to turn it around again. Last year, they only won one conference game, that is already doubled. Then, last year, they only scored 35 goals, this year already they have 12 in three games, including being the first team to score more than 3 goals against McGill in a game in four years (they also only scored two total goals against McGill in six games last year).
In other Quebec conference action, Carleton beat up on Ottawa 8-1 in their first game of the season.
1. CONCORDIA (2-1-0 --- 4 pts)
2. CARLETON (1-0-0 --- 2 pts)
3. McGILL (1-0-0 --- 2 pts)
4. MONTREAL (0-0-1 --- 1 pt)
5. OTTAWA (0-2-0 --- 0 pts)
The week ahead:
Ottawa @ Montreal, 2pm
Concordia @ Carleton, 7pm
Concordia @ Ottawa, 2pm