Humber North Men crowned champions while Humber Women fall short at the Extramural Hockey Home Tournament

Humber North Men crowned champions while Humber Women fall short at the Extramural Hockey Home Tournament

Humber North's Extramural Hockey Team found glory for the second year in a row in two day hockey tournament at Westwood Arena. 

The Humber North Men's Hockey Team defended their championship title that they won at last year's home tournament and were once again crowned victors, with an undefeated streak of 5-0 in the tournament. 

Meanwhile the Humber North Women's Hockey Team came so close to championship gold but came up short in their semi-final game. 

The first game for the men started off slow for the Humber team who couldn't clinch any goals in the first period against Boreal. 

Things quickly changed in the second period as Chase Dowdle tipped in Humber's first goal. 

Boreal was able to tie things up but that didn't last long due to a wicked slap shot from Ryan Moran. 

Both teams played a solid defensive game in the third period.  Humber was able to overcome a five on three penalty kill and win their first round robin game against Boreal 2-1. 

An early morning game the next day didn't stop Humber North men's team from dominating the competition in their second round robin game.   

Lakehead Orillia was frustrated early in the first period after Humber players' Captain Fraser McKeown and Johnny Ruppert scored goals in the first five minutes of the game. 

By the second period, Lakehead had a number of scoring chances but goalie Nick Suddes brought his A game stopping shot after shot. 

Lakehead's lack of defensive plays allowed Dowdle and Jonathan Plourde to each score a goal for Humber. 

In the final period, Lakehead was finally able to score a goal but that didn't stop their goalie from getting flustered.   This led to Phil Smith and Kyle Varley scoring the final goals and winning the game 6-1 for Humber. 

With one last round robin game left, Humber North Men's team knew they needed to secure one more win to ensure a spot in the semi-finals. 

In a matter of minutes, Mike Zottl managed to score a goal for Humber in their game against Durham.  Ruppert was quick to follow but Humber's big lead was short lived as Durham was able to score a goal late in the first period. 

Amazing offensive and defensive plays by Humber and Durham led to a second period with no goals. 

The Humber team knew they needed one more goal in the third period to secure a win and that is exactly what Varley gave them when he scored a beautiful goal off the rebound.

With just a few minutes remaining, Humber proved why they are the team to beat when Ruppert assisted Shamus Barr in getting one last goal for Humber. 

A 4-1 victory over Durham ensured the Humber North Men's team a spot in the semi-finals against the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). 

Humber started off strong with a score of 1-0 in the first period due to solid defensive plays and a goal by Tyler Macpherson. 

UTM quickly tied the game in the second period and played strong offensively throughout, flustering Humber.  However, Alex Richardson helped the Humber team get its spirit back by scoring a goal which saw him slide across the ice while shooting. 

The third period is where the game really started to heat up for both teams as UTM's aggression came to light.  However, that aggression didn't stop Moran and Smith from scoring beautiful goals winning the game for Humber 4-1. 

This left the Humber North Men's team with one last game and a shot at the championship against George Brown College. 

Humber started off strong with three goals scored by Moran, Plourde and Shawn Rooke in the first period. 

Another goal by Dowdle early in the second period looked to secure a win for Humber.  Yet, George Brown looked to make a comeback scoring two goals in a matter of 30 seconds. 

Not to be outdone, Moran scored one last goal for Humber in the last 17 seconds of the second period. 

The third period saw both teams fighting for the win with incredible offensive and defensive plays by Humber and George Brown. 

George Brown scored the first goal of the period and took out their goalie to try and secure two more goals. 

Yet it wasn't meant to be as Humber was able to score one final goal on George Brown's empty net. 

With a 6-3 win, Humber North Men's Hockey Team reigned supreme and won the home championship for the second year in a row. 

As for the women they dominated their first game against Boreal. 

Playing such a fast paced, offensive game Humber ended up getting five goals in the first period. 

With one more in the second and another in the third, Humber beat Boreal 7-0 due to incredible scoring efforts by Caitlin Edwards, Emillie Hodgson, Lauren Braiter and Captain Carly White. 

It was another strong win for the Humber women in their next game the following day.  Leading the game the whole way, Humber beat the University of Toronto Scarborough 4-1. 

One final win in a round robin game against Lakehead Orillia would clinch the Humber Women's Team a spot in the semi-finals. 

As per usual, Humber started off strong with a goal in the first few minutes of the game by Julia Rolling. 

A hard hitting first period led to Humber needing to overcome a five on three penalty kill at the beginning of the second period. 

The disadvantage didn't hurt Humber though as they were able to make excellent defensive plays and help their captain score another goal. 

More incredible defensive plays including a flying goal stop by Kristina Grant gave Humber another victory, beating Lakehead Orillia 2-0. 

Alongside their male counterparts, Humber North Women's Team was able to secure their spot in the semi-finals in a game against UTM. 

Emma Zammit started the game off strong for Humber by scoring a goal with a wicked slap shot. 

However, UTM tied the game early in the second period and scored another goal in the third.

Humber had a lot of offensive plays in their arsenal but was unable to capitalize and lost the game 2-1. 

Congratulations to the Humber Women's Hockey Team for making it to the semi-finals and to the Humber Men's Hockey Team for winning the championship for the second year in a row.