Week Ending December 6, 2021
Men's Water Polo
After taking home BioSteel Athlete of the Week and OUA Athlete of the Week, David Lapins continued his hot streak in the OUA Championship game against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. The Ravens leader kept the team in the fight scoring 5 times in the contest while playing heavy minutes on the attack. The Masters of Science candidate has proven he’s right at home in the water as a great leader for the rebuilding Ravens team.
Asked about their MVP, Ravens head coach Zoltan Capresgi is quick to credit Lapins for the team’s success. “In the water, it’s a big difference having a player of his caliber. More importantly having him in the locker room, encouraging the guys, on the side of the pool, the team know [from him] what to do out of the water to be successful in the water.”
Stephanie Chouchani (Montreal, Que.) couldn’t have picked a better time to score her first of the season. As Chouchani drove to the net late in the first period on Friday night, she displayed slick hands redirecting a centering pass on her backhand past the Gaiters goaltender. While the goal would hold up to be the game-winner, it will forever be remembered as the first Teddy Bear Toss goal in women’s hockey history.
A second-year forward from Montreal, Chouchani is considered a veteran among the young Ravens core and her first goal of the year couldn’t come at a better time. With less than a minute to go in the first, the goal sent over a hundred furry friends flying from the stands to Toy Mountain.