This article first appeared on RyersonRams.ca on October 12, 2013
TORONTO – The Ryerson Rams were hungry for more than just turkey this Thanksgiving weekend at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, they were hungry for goals.
Ryerson put up seven goals against the Ottawa Gee-Gees Saturday afternoon, including four in the second period, to cap off a perfect weekend with a 7-6 win.
With the win, Ryerson starts off their 2013-14 season with a 2-0 record. That’s the first time a Ryerson Rams team has started with two straight wins in over 10 years.
The Rams offence was sparked by four players tallying three points or more in the contest. Jamie Wise (Stoufville, Ont.) had a goal and four assists and now leads all OUA skaters with seven points to start the year.
Rookie defenceman Peter Hermenegildo (Thornhill, Ont.) and third-year defenceman Brian Birkhoff (Richmond Hill, Ont.) were dynamite offensively on the blue line for the Rams on Saturday. Hermenegildo had two goals, and an assist, including the game winner with under two minutes left in regulation. Hermenegildo’s game winner came off a shot from the point and was also on the powerplay.
Ryerson had a lot of chances on the powerplay against Ottawa. The Gee-Gees racked up 33 minutes worth of penalties and Ryerson capitalized, scoring twice on five attempts.
Charles Power came up big for Ottawa. Power scored twice in the contest, including once on the powerplay.
Troy Passingham (Mississauga, Ont.) made his second straight start in net for Ryerson. Passingham turned aside 35 pucks for the win.
Warren Shymko started in net for Ottawa stopping 26 shots in the loss.
– Michael Fine (Toronto) returned to the lineup against Ottawa putting up a goal and two assists. Fine sat out Friday night against the McGill Redman.
– The line of Fine, Wise and Domenic Alberga (Maple, Ont.) combined for 10 points in the contest.