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The battle for the women's hockey CIS title: Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks

Reviews of the six teams vying for the top spot in the nation

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The first place Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks enter the CIS national championship as favourites to capture the gold medal. After an impressive 25-0-1 regular season, the Hawks compiled a 6-1 playoff record in the Ontario University Athletics final. Sophomore sensation Laura Brooker is a constant threat, as the team's sniper she never has trouble finding the back of the net on the Hawks's top offensive unit with captain Abby Rainsberry and Devon Skeats. With 12 goals in 18 playoff games in her career, Skeats looks to bring her energy and offensive spark to the tournament.The one wild card is in goal, where starting netminder Erika Thunder was forced out of game one of the OUA finals with a lower body injury.

Kevin Campbell – The Cord

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