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UOIT men’s hockey wins eight straight

The UOIT men’s hockey team has capped off the first semester of play with an eight-game winning streak.

The team won 3-2 on Dec. 2 to sweep the Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres Patriotes (UQTR) in back-to-back games.

The victory continues the Ridgebacks longest win streak in program history, which was previously set at five games to start their 2016-17 season. It was also a major achievement as UOIT was 1-14 against UQTR all-time heading into the weekend.

“To finish with eight straight wins is great – at one point we were sitting at 2-5-1 – we have to give our hockey club full credit, the guys have really bought in to what we are doing here and it shows,” said head coach Curtis Hodgins.

A 33-save performance by Brendan O’Neill gave him his fourth win of the season, helping UOIT to its 10th overall victory

Along with great goaltending performances the Ridgebacks have been doing an impressive job producing.

In Saturday’s game Ben Blasko picked up two assists, increasing his point streak to seven games. Mike Robinson also picked up two assists as well now reaching a 10-game point streak.

The Ridgebacks are now in the holiday break and won’t play again until Jan. 5 when they face the Queen’s Gaels in back-to-back games in Kingston.