Many Rams teams were beginning post season pushes during reading week but for most, it did not go according to plan.
Beginning in men’s hockey, the Rams men went up against the University of Toronto (U of T) in their first round best-of-three playoff series. The Rams had home ice advantage but failed to capitalize losing 2-1 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) on Feb. 11. Their season came to end on Feb. 14 with a 6-4 loss at U of T’s Varsity arena.
The women’s hockey team made the playoffs for the first time in team history this season and finished seventh in the OUA. Their first round playoff series was against the Guelph Gryphons. Both games were very close but the Rams lost both games in overtime. 2-1 at Guelph on Feb. 19 and 2-1 in double overtime on home ice on Feb. 21.
The volleyball teams had no better luck either. Ryerson’s second seeded men’s team was upset by seventh seeded Windsor in the first round of the OUA playoffs. Windsor won 3-1 (27-25, 25-19, 13-25, 25-22) on Feb. 14.
The women’s volleyball team also ended their season with a loss on Feb. 14. The Rams lost 3-0 (19-25, 23-25, 21-25) to the Ottawa Gee Gees in quarterfinal play.
The last hopes of hardware for Ryerson sports teams this year lie with each of the basketball teams. They each won their final games on Friday to secure third place finishes in the OUA and first round playoff byes. They await winners of Wednesday match ups to see who they will play in the second round on Feb. 28 at the MAC.