Women’s hockey Lions are in playoff mode

It is crunch time for the York Lions women’s hockey team.

After losing 5-3 to the Queen’s Golden Gaels this past weekend at Canlan Ice Sports, the Lions need to register three points in their final three games to secure their first Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoff berth since 2003.

Fortunately, the Lions play all three of those games at home. York has a doubleheader this weekend, facing the Guelph Gryphons on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2pm, and the UOIT Ridgebacks on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2pm.

Before the women’s hockey team hits the ice, the men’s hockey team will make its final appearance at Canlan Ice Sports during the regular season. The Lions play host to the Brock Badgers on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7pm. York clinched a playoff spot this past weekend, but still has a chance to move up in the standings.

Dewin Ramasuwmy, York Lions goaltenderGoalie Devin Ramasawmy (left) was named the CIS male athlete of the week last week after stopping 99 shots in wins over the McGill Redmen and Guelph Gryphons.

Also on campus this weekend, the men’s and women’s volleyball teams will conclude their regular seasons with a pair of doubleheaders. The women face the Ottawa Gee-Gees in a possible first-round playoff preview on Saturday, Feb. 9, at noon, before battling the Ryerson Rams Sunday on Feb. 10, at noon. The men square off against the Windsor Lancers on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2pm, and then meet the Western Mustangs on Sunday.

Sarah Sutton, York Lions volleyballVolleyballers Sarah Sutton (right) and Philippe Charron were named York’s athletes of the week this week after delivering strong performances this past weekend.

Meanwhile, the Lions men’s and women’s basketball teams have a short trip to downtown Toronto this weekend for games. The women play a huge game on Friday, Feb. 8, at 6pm, against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. The teams are one-two in the OUA East standings. The Lions women’s team concludes its regular season Saturday, Feb. 9, at 6pm, against the Ryerson Rams.

The Lions men’s team faces the same two teams Friday and Saturday with tip-off set for 8pm both nights.

Submitted to YFile by Mike Koreen, sport & recreation information officer in York’s School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Faculty of Health.