(Mélodie Daoust was in on four of McGill six goals in win over Gee-Gees. Photo by Derek Drummond)
MONTREAL - Mélodie Daoust, a freshman from Valleyfield, Que., registered a hat-trick and added an assist as McGill skated to an easy 6-0 conquest of the Ottawa Gee-Gees in women's university hockey at McConnell Arena, Friday.
It marked McGill's 36th consecutive victory over Ottawa and improved the team's lifetime record to 66-11-7 against the Gee-Gees, who haven't defeated the Martlets since a 2-1 decision in the nation's capital on Feb. 7, 2007.
McGill chalked up a lopsided 39-11 edge in shots as fifth-year goaltender Charline Labonté from Boisbriand, Que., made 11 saves to post her CIS-leading seventh shutout in 16 starts, improving to 14-2. She has extended her CIS career record shutout record to 44 and improved her CIS lifetime record to 79-3.
The Martlets led 1-0 after the first period on a goal by Ann-Sophie Bettez and extended that to 3-0 after two when Daoust struck twice in the middle stanza.
Leslie Oles made it 4-0 at 5:13 of the final period and 14 seconds later, Daoust completed her hat-trick. Only 39 seconds after that, Daoust set up linemate Katia Clement-Heydra, who completed the scoring with her league-leading 17th of the season. Clement-Heydra also added three helpers.
Daoust's four-point soiree moved her into a deadlock with Bettez atop the Quebec conference scoring race. Both have identical totals of 13 goals and 36 points but Daoust has played two fewer games.
McGill improved to 16-1-1 atop the RSEQ standings with three games remaining before playoffs. The division-leading Martlets play at third-placed Carleton (7-6-3) on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
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Ottawa 0 at McGill 6
(Friday, February 10, 2012 - McConnell Arena)
GOALS BY PERIOD:
Ottawa 0-0-0 -- 0
McGill 1-2-3 -- 6
1, McGill, Bettez 13 (Oles, Tardif), 2:24.
Penalties-Stanidis Ott (bodychecking), 4:41.
2, McGill, Daoust 11 (Clement-Heydra), 0:58.
3, McGill, Daoust 12 (Chartrand, Clement-Heydra), 10:26.
Bouchard Ott (interference), 5:56;
Boucher Ott (hooking), 12:39;
Desforges Ott (check to the head), 19:25.
4, McGill, Oles 15 (Bettez, Peroff), 5:13.
5, McGill, Daoust 13 (Clement-Heydra), 5:27.
6, McGill, Clement-Heydra 17 (Daoust, Ferrari), 6:06.
Leclair Ott (bodychecking), 16:03.
Shots on Goal-
Ottawa 4-5-2 -- 11.
McGill 13-11-15 -- 39.
Power Play Opportunities-
Ottawa 0 / 0;
McGill 0 / 5.
Ottawa, Mercier (L, 3-7-0, 39 shots-33 saves; 60:00).
McGill, Labonte (W, 14-2-0, 11 shots-11 saves; SHO; 60:00).
Start: 7:01 PM
End: 9:00 PM
Linesmen-Joelle Champoux, Pascal Ouimet.
1. MCG - 17 Melodie Daoust
2. MCG - 19 Katia Clement-Heydra
3. MCG - 54 Charline Labonte