OUA By the Numbers (Feb. 7)

Photo by Ryerson Rams
Photo by Ryerson Rams

8,579 – It’s called a classic for a reason, and this year’s battle in the nation’s capital was no exception. And while the Carleton Ravens may have come away with a pair of victories over the uOttawa Gee-Gees, it was truly the fans that come away with the real winning experience, as the Canadian Tire Centre welcomed 8,579 fans – including the 100,000th in the history of the event – to cheer on the two OUA powerhouses.

648 – Despite playing only one game this week, Ryerson Rams’ forward Sofia Paska made her effort count. Not only did Paska tally a Ryerson single-game record 36 points, but she also broke the all-time school rebounding record of 644, by grabbing 13 rebounds in the game to bring her new Rams record-breaking total to 648 rebounds.

340 – The Toronto Varsity Blues men’s fencing team successfully defended their OUA title at the Kingston Military Community Centre this past weekend. In what was truly a dominant all-around performance, the Varsity Blues were able to reach the podium in each event and earned a total of 340 points to secure their third banner in as many years.

100 - Following their victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks on Wednesday night, the Brock Badgers men’s basketball team moved to 17-2 on the season. The victory marks the 100th win in the career of head coach Charles Kissi – a stretch that has seen the Badgers grow into one of the best teams in all of U SPORTS. Coach Kissi will look to continue this success into and beyond the upcoming Wilson Cup.

33 – Now in a five-way tie for 3rd among OUA point leaders, third year forward Benny Blasko of the UOIT men’s hockey team rewrote the Ridgeback record books on Saturday night. With his second assist of the night, Blasko recorded his 33rd point (9 G, 24 A) of the season, breaking the Ridgeback single season point record of 32, previously held by Josh Vatri from 2008-09 (15 G, 17 A).

13 – The race for regular season supremacy will go right down to the wire in women’s hockey this season, as a flurry of top teams look to put a stamp on their 2017-18 campaigns. A trio of top four teams – Queen’s (48 points), Western (45 points), and Toronto (41 points) – each boast 13 wins on the campaign and two of them go head-to-head this weekend, as the Gaels host the Varsity Blues and their current five-game winning streak. Only time will tell how the final standings will play out.

8.22 – Winning a race is one thing, but to beat an Olympian, break a school record, and establish yourself as the fastest Canadian in your event this season is another. Guelph Gryphons women’s track and field captain Sarah Hammond accomplished all of this in just 8.22 seconds this weekend, as she crossed the finish line first in the 60m Hurdles at the York Open. The time automatically qualifies her for the U SPORTS Championships held in Windsor this March.