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USC voting to resume
its updated website security over reading week
Cheryl Stone neWs Features editor According to Eliot Hong, communications officer for the University Students’ Council, the voteusc.ca website is ready to handle student voters again. “Western [Information Technology Services] has rigorously updated their site security and spent reading week testing the system out,” he explained. While the hacker has turned himself in, Hong also noted he and the USC’s IT team would be monitoring the voting for both days, just in case. Elgin Austen, director of Western’s Campus Community Police Service, explained criminal charges would be laid against Keith Horwood, the alleged hacker. “It will be something related to mischief to data,” he explained. Austen noted there would not be charges related to Western’s code of conduct because Horwood is not a student. The case has since been handed over to London Police. Hong explained the original vulnerability had been repaired, and speculated ITS was not aware of the hole before the hack. “With a large network and thousands of sites on the Western ITS servers, […] it wasn’t brought up to ITS until this incident occurred that they had this vulnerability.” Austen noted the network at Western was always vulnerable. Brianna Peniuk, the chief returning co-ordinator, called for the two new voting days because it was consistent with the normal voting timeline. “While we would have liked to hold a re-vote immediately after the invalidation, there were technical limitations in terms of the voting system itself, and when the security updates would be completed.” “We wanted to emulate the original voting process as much as possible, without asking the candidates to continue to put their lives and studies on hold for another two weeks, and we recognized that candidates had potentially made other plans for the break,” she explained about the blackout during reading week. The extra two days this week was for candidates to regroup their teams and get back to life at Western, because part of the reading week blackout included not contacting their teams, Peniuk said. “Tuesday was decided to be an online-only [campaigning] day, as candidates should really only need to refresh the memories of voters for the re-vote,” she noted. Wednesday and Thursday became the earliest days to hold the vote. “This is an unprecedented situation, and a lot of tough decisions had to be made,” Peniuk said. She noted the meeting to make these decisions was five hours long. Candidates could still be given demerit points during the second campaign, even though all campaigning would be online. Peniuk explained she did not know if there would be any changes made to voting in the future.

Concerns raised about pre-drinking
richard raycraft Gazette staFF Concerns about pre-drinking are rising, particularly with regards to young people. The issues surrounding pre-drinking are becoming so serious that the London office of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is launching an effort to raise awareness of the issue. Pre-drinking is defined as consuming alcohol prior to attending an event or going out to a bar or club. People pre-drink in an attempt to gain a “buzz” or a feeling of intoxication, an effort that can be expensive at bars or clubs. People consuming alcohol outside of bars or clubs can effectively predrink for half the cost or less, making it an attractive option for most cash-strapped students. For Matt Pearson, general manager of Jim Bob Ray’s, referring to the problem as “pre-drinking” gives the wrong impression. “It’s not necessarily pre-drinking that’s the problem, really it’s binge drinking,” Pearson said. “Although some

it may reach a point where bars will start to breathalyze people before they enter.
co-author of Raising the Bar: Preventing Aggression in and Around Bars, Pubs, and Clubs

—Kate Graham,

students might go around and say they’ve only had two beers, sometimes that’s all it takes and they don’t know.” Pearson believes students can be ignorant of the laws surrounding intoxication. This can be especially common when students come from provinces or countries where laws are not as strict or where they’re radically different. Pearson suggested bars and clubs also offer a safer environment for people to consume alco>> see bars pg.3

Students stop laptop thief in weldon
Julian Uzielli neWs editor Following a dramatic chase through D.B. Weldon Library on Thursday, a would-be laptop thief was foiled after being tackled by a student bystander. Evan Porter was studying alone on the fifth floor during reading week when he left his MacBook Pro unattended to go to the bathroom. Though he comes to the library two or three times a week, this was the first time Porter had brought his laptop to school. “I covered my laptop with a few of my books and papers that I had sitting around. It was pretty well hidden, but you could have seen it if you were walking by,” he said. “When I came back, this guy, no one I knew, rushed by me out of the cubicle area.” When Porter saw his laptop was missing, he gave chase. The accused, who campus police declined to identify, ran down the stairs and came out on the second floor. Witnesses said he appeared to lose his way, and got cornered in a stairwell that only went up. He gave Porter back his laptop and tried to escape, but was caught and held by Mohammed AbouShamalah and his friend Ahmed Gharib, who were on the second floor to study. They then handed him over to library staff—only to lose him again. Meanwhile, fourth-year science student Jake Balkos, who had also been studying on the second floor, had run down to warn attendants at the front desk, who called campus police. “I saw him go by, and I thought it’s worth at least going

i caught him and kind of football-tackled him to the ground just outside the door.
fourth-year science student and laptop thief tackler

—Jake balkos,

downstairs to check and see if I can do any sort of good today,” he explained, adding that the confrontation in the stairwell gave him the time he needed downstairs first. Just after the call was placed, Balkos saw the accused running towards the main doors. “I saw him taking off and I knew I could catch him,” he said. “I caught him and kind of football-tackled him to the ground just outside the door.” After apprehending the suspect, Balkos held him in a full-nelson headlock until campus police arrived. “I have two younger brothers, and just from wrestling with them I kind of have an idea of how to stop somebody from getting away, and stop someone from punching or hurting you while at the same time not doing any real harm to them,”

Balkos noted. Elgin Austen, director of Campus Community Police Service, said the suspect was a student at Fanshawe College, and had no connections to Western. He will face criminal charges, the penalty for which could range from probation to several years in jail. “In a case like this, he’s probably not going to do jail time, depending on his past history. He’s a young person, so his past history probably isn’t going to be that long. But certainly he’ll be going through the criminal court system,” he explained. Porter seemed satisfied with this prospect. “Maybe jail time’s a bit serious, but I think he deserves some kind of punishment,” he said. “It’s definitely ruined the library experience for me now.”

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After months of pickets and protests, 465 workers have reached a severance deal with the construction equipment firm Caterpillar Inc., owners of Electro-Motive Diesel. With the help of the Canadian Auto Workers, a deal was reached that far exceeded the minimum severance payment required by Canadian labour law. Each worker will receive three weeks worth of

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pay for every year of employment, a six-month extension of benefits and a $1,500 signing bonus. In addition, Caterpillar has paid out $350,000 to the union for workplace adjustment training. “We believe we did a good job, but it’s not a victory,” Tim Carrie, president of the CAW Local 27, said. “Our community has lost jobs, families have been hurt badly.” Carrie worries it will be difficult for many of the workers to find jobs because of London’s high rate of unemployment. As the public affair comes to a close, Carrie commented on Caterpillar’s legacy. “They came into our city, they had always intended to close the plant, but they decided to do it in a callous, very destructive way and that will always be bitter,” he said. —Ian McLennan

to an Edmonton voice-broadcast company, according to Elections Canada. These calls falsely informed Liberal supporters their polling stations had moved. For months before the election, Doug Ferguson, Liberal candidate for London West, had heard of odd phone calls to supporters during his failed election bid. “I don’t believe [London West Conservative MP] Ed Holder knew about this—I know Ed, he’s an honorable man. But I do think that these calls were arranged from someone higher up in the Conservative Party,” Ferguson stated. Ferguson explained elections are fundamental to our democracy, and fraud is a very serious matter. “I hope the culprits will be identified and charges will be laid, and have them brought to justice.” —Kevin Estakhri

London west one of 30 robo-called ridings
Fraudulent phone calls made during the May federal election across nearly 30 ridings, including London West, have been traced back

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Bars need to make changes

aoda funding gets stopped by council
Pol Kallamata Gazette staFF In city council’s drive for a zero per cent tax increase, council voted to freeze funding to the Accessibility for Ontario Disabilities Act. The initiative, which was struck down by a nine to six budget vote in favour of a tax freeze, is aimed at promoting public accessibility for Ontarians with physical disabilities. Patrick Searle, vice-president university affairs for the University Students’ Council, wrote an open letter to London councillors earlier this month, urging them to approve the funding for the AODA initiative. “The reason why we took a stance was to make sure that when we advocate for students, it’s both on campus and for their experience in the city,” Searle said, emphasizing his disappointment at last week’s vote. While Searle was understanding of the city’s desire to balance the budget, he said he believes strongly in the cause of accessibility, which is gaining popularity on campus with a movement to make Orientation Week fully accessible. “I think the same activism that the USC and the university is moving towards should also be seen in our city,” Searle stated. “The main point of the AODA is to set up a framework for making Ontario the most accessible province in Canada and a beacon in the world for disabled rights,” Searle explained. “We need to ensure that every citizen receives the same opportunities and benefits. The city knows that these changes are coming [...] the cut just means it will take longer to reach fruition.” Joe Swan, Ward 3 councillor who voted for the budget freeze on AODA, had a slightly different take on the issue. “Contrary to popular opinion, we did not raid the [AODA funds], we actually put aside half a million dollars to deal with disability issues, and we’ll do the same in coming years.” The councillor’s comments were in response to what he views as an inaccurate framing of the budgeting issue that presents the city as unsympathetic

We did not need to put as much money aside as we originally thought. by doing so, we were able to not raise taxes this year, and keep money in the pocket of consumers.
Ward 3 councillor

—Joe swan,

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hol. “When the party moves downtown, it’s in a more controlled environment, it’s actually safer,” he said. “If a person passes out, we can call an ambulance and there’s safety personnel in place to take care of these people.” Kate Graham, co-author of Raising the Bar: Preventing Aggression in and Around Bars, Pubs, and Clubs and several other books on the subject of alcohol, said there are various explanations for predrinking. “Our research suggests that young adults pre-drink for several reasons: to save money, to spend time chatting with friends

before going out to a club, and to get drunk as quickly as possible,” she said in an e-mail. The high levels of intoxication associated with pre-drinking are leading to efforts to curb it. Earlier closing times and changes in the prices of alcohol offered at bars and clubs may reduce pre-drinking, suggests Graham. It is not confirmed, however, that high alcohol prices at drinking establishments have a large effect on consumption. A study conducted in Switzerland revealed people’s level of alcohol consumption at bars and clubs tends to stay consistent, regardless of the amount of alcohol consumed prior to going out. “It may

be that people pre-drink planning to spend less money, but this is not necessarily the outcome,” Graham said. The London Centre for Addiction and Mental Health will be heading to Windsor in April to conduct several studies that examine young adult drinkers. These studies will include a component that looks at how pre-drinking influences aggressive behaviour at bars and clubs. Graham believes predrinking may lead to even more rules and laws being instituted. “It may reach a point where bars will start to breathalyze people before they enter,” she said.

Silver gets more demerits
alex Carmona neWs editor With all the chaos of the hack and re-vote, the University Students’ Council elections committee has been eager to prove they are still on top of enforcing the rules of presidential campaigning. On Monday, USC presidential candidate Jon Silver was assigned six demerit points for a failure to comply with the spirit and purpose of the elections. The violation occurred on February 14, the first day of the disqualified vote. “I can confirm that a member of Jon Silver’s campaign management team was running a voting booth in London Hall on the 14th,” Brianna Peniuk, chief returning coordinator for the USC, stated. “He was generally aware of an attempt to set up a booth in that area.” The campaign team member in question was Nicole Kopera, Silver’s campaign manger, whose presence violated Bylaw 2 of the USC, which governs elections. Silver argued campaign members working at voting booths has, in the past, been accepted as a legitimate method of increasing voter turnout. “It’s a tradition strategy for campaign teams,” he said. “We were just trying to get out the vote. This is something that’s been done every single year, time and time again.” He added other presidential candidates had their own representatives staffing the booth. “We weren’t the only team that was staffing that booth. Other campaign teams had members of their core team at that booth as well, at the same booth. So it’s unfortunate that we were the only ones that were penalized,” he said. According to Peniuk, it was the fact that Kopera was a member of Silver’s core campaign team that was the problem. While there were members of other campaign teams also running the London Hall booth, none were integral members of their candidates’ campaign teams. “We were unclear as to that being a problem. It was a miscommunication,” Silver said. Silver stressed Kopera’s presence was not an attempt to influence voters to vote for any specific candidate. “It’s a very serious offence to try to influence voters, and we would absolutely not do that,” he continued. Silver also argued Bylaw 2 should be revised in the future, to prevent this type of misunderstanding. He also did not agree with Peniuk’s reasoning regarding Kopera’s status on his campaign. “The fact that there were multiple members of different campaign teams show that this was not a partisan booth,” he said. “I think it’s an unfortunate decision. I think that maybe if they were going to penalize us, they might have to penalize the other team.” —With files from Julian Uzielli

to accessibility issues. While Searle said he is not particularly interested in the politics behind the budgeting decision, and that the USC itself “probably won’t be pushing [accessibility rights] into full campaign mode anytime soon,” he remains a strong advocate on the issue. Swan argued the budget decision was a response to changes in provincial regulation. “We did not need to put as much money aside as we originally thought. By doing so, we were able to not raise taxes this year, and keep money in the pocket of consumers.” “The main message is that we care very much and will uphold our responsibilities to our citizens,” Swan said. “During the budgeting process we tried to make sure we took care of small issues, and make sure that all our public buildings are accessible.” Finally, in response to AODA itself, Swan criticized the initiative. “The problem is that it’s too slow. Everyone is preparing renovations to public works, but we need to know the guidelines. The sooner provinces can issue the regulations, the sooner we can make improvements to our community,” he concluded.

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Opinions
Don’t hate the hacker
On Valentine’s Day, Keith Horwood hacked the University Students’ Council’s voting website and changed some of the text, making references to Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. It didn’t take Information Technology Services and the USC long to realize what was happening and correct it, but it was for naught. The next evening the university decided the results were invalid and called for a re-vote. Friday morning, the alleged hacker released a nine-minute video stating his apology for his actions and promising to turn himself in. The video stirred up mixed feelings, but most were sympathetic towards the hacker. He most likely didn’t realize the true consequences of his actions and even later, when speaking with the Gazette, said he didn’t necessarily regret that he had done it. Campus police confirmed he will face criminal charges. Since he could have come forward to the police without the lengthy video, it may have been more of a plea for fame rather than a sincere apology. Whatever his intentions, it didn’t justify his actions, and consequences should follow—despite his apparent sincerity. A slap on the wrist might be enough of a punishment, especially since no one was hurt, and the hacker’s intentions didn’t seem malicious. But he could face much worse, even jail time. But as easy as it is to blame Horwood, we also need to focus on ITS and their role in this scenario. Anyone who knows even a little bit about web security can tell you it was a simple flaw, easy to take advantage of and just as easy to fix. The vulnerability in the system should have been recognized and corrected as a preventative measure, rather than after the fact. It seems like a security breach was inevitable. We should perhaps be looking at this situation as an opportunity to recognize ITS’s weaknesses, not just the mistakes of one former student playing around on his computer. Either they didn’t know about the flaw, or they did know and did nothing. Neither possibility is comforting. It was unfortunate for the candidates who spent the last two weeks campaigning. Students went away for reading week and most likely don’t know when the re-vote is or don’t care as much anymore. Despite the inconvenience Horwood caused, his apology was generally appreciated and well-received. It also revealed the problems within the system so that, while not necessarily a good thing, there may have been some positives from the USC vote hack. —The Gazette Editorial Board

i’m not magic, i’m not a superhero, i just happened to recognize the vulnerability and knew what to do with it.”

—Keith Horwood, usC website hacker

oscar spectacle making me a grouch
Holmes on the Case
Brent Holmes arts & liFe editor It’s a night that, for me, is bigger than the Superbowl—Oscar night. At the same time, it’s become the most unbearable night of the year. This is probably because this year I bet all my OSAP money on Terrence Malick’s masterpiece The Tree of Life, rather than frontrunner The Artist. The Oscars has become an event where many criticize the broadcast for not reaching the average viewer. It would not be difficult to find people who think this year’s Best Picture winner The Artist shouldn’t have won because “most people haven’t seen it.” This argument is a proud Oscar tradition that manages to surpass the obtuse reporters on the red carpet for being the worst part of Oscar night. The problem with the Oscars is not that films most people don’t see are nominated—it is that there are better films, often even less well-known, that deserve to be nominated and win but cannot since the focus is on drawing in viewers and appealing to mainstream American cinema. Europe, Asia and Canada produce better films than Hollywood does. With the Internet essentially erasing the barriers that would prevent films like Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia or Best Foreign Film winner A Separation from being received by a North American audience, mainstream Hollywood films do not represent the best of cinema—which is why having The Artist win is a victory. This is not meant to sound elitist, but dumbing things down for a wider audience is not the way the Oscars should conduct themselves. In 2009, they expanded the Best Picture nominees list to 10 films. This year, they changed it to being anywhere from five to 10 films to try to gain a larger audience. The decision to go to 10 films was essentially to counter the claims that The Dark Knight and WALL-E should have been nominated in 2008. But this decision isn’t really about giving deserving films—ones that would otherwise get overlooked—a chance, because only films that have a Best Director nomination are contenders for Best Picture. Further, this move doesn’t really make the Oscars more relevant, just more focused on Hollywood blockbusters or, in this year’s case, Oscar-tailored films that would have otherwise been rightly ignored—The Help, Moneyball and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, for example. Prestige and high-brow art has frequently been an enemy of America’s “common man” mentality—trying to downplay this binary is a bad idea. The Oscars are supposed to be about prestige, high art and recognizing the significant difference between art and entertainment. Blurring the lines between the two is only going to produce a society more focused on base escapism than on reality. The Oscars need to be a means of promoting the truly artistic films that come out during the year, such as The Artist and The Tree of Life. These films aren’t really obscure or elitist—if you haven’t seen them and can’t find them in independent theatres, go online. Unless the Academy can adapt to these changes, overcome its obsession with ratings and go even deeper in finding incredible films, it will become focused on playing to the mainstream American cinema and then truly cease to be relevant.

dear LIfe Your anonymous letters to life dear Life, Why does andrew Forgione have to leave Western? Who will i drool over during three hourlong usC meetings? dear Life, i voted “yes” to Justin bieber’s haircut. dear Life, Why do we use the expression “on its last legs?” most things only have one set of legs. dear Life, Why does Coke taste better from a glass bottle? dear Life, if every ovation turns into a standing ovation, the standing ovation loses all meaning. dear Life, What does the sweeping do in a curling game? i can’t imagine there’s a whole lot to sweep, especially when the lane is swept after eVery throw. dear Life, you can’t say no to your grandmother no matter how ridiculous the favour is that she asks of you. dear Life, i can’t believe they didn’t charge me a deposit on these bowling shoes! i’m taking these bad boys home with me. dear Life, Forgot about the student discount at loblaw’s on tuesdays; coincidentally went on a tuesday. Win. wgaz.ca/dearlife Letter to the Editor

Hacker sheds light on real flaw in system
Re: 10,000 in the trash (Feb. 16, 2012) To the Editor: As far as I’m concerned, the hacker situation is oddly fitting—they made a mockery of an election campaign that itself was a mockery of unimportant issues. Maybe this should be a wake-up call to everyone, that there are more important factors to student life than access to coffee and areas to slack off. — Kieran Delamont
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Arts&Life
Gatsby takes you back to the roaring ‘20s
Kevin Hurren Gazette staFF Though Canadian musician Karl Wolf took time away from his solo career, he’s back preparing for the upcoming release of this newest work, Finally Free. Wolf continues to tour Ontario and today makes a stop in London to open for Hedley at the John Labatt Centre. Before making the trip, he talked about the album, his new reality show and his Juno nomination. You’ll soon be releasing Finally Free, which is your fourth studio album. How has your sound changed? I think it’s changed by just being in clubs and travelling the world performing. Obviously there’s an evolution, especially these days it’s been going a little more house and that kind of vibe. I still got my signature sound, you know, love for the ’80s and dance hall, and I’m still including some of that. Now I’m messing around with a little bit more house, trance, electro—that kind of stuff. In addition to your solo career, you’ve established your own record label and recording studio. What’s it like getting involved in so many aspects of the music industry? It’s a way to control your art, and that is why I did it. I couldn’t have a record label tell me, “Hey, this is how you should sound and this is what you should look like,” so I did it my way, and knock on wood it’s

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The Grand Theatre’s Canadian premiere of The Great Gatsby does justice to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work. Set and costume designer Bill Layton recreates an era of decadence through lavishly decorated homes and sparkling dresses. For two hours, the audience is transported to an era full of luxury and drama. Greg Gale debuts as Nick Carraway, who serves as the narrator in the original book and the play. Carraway provides both a subjective and objective view of events that surround him following his move to New York. He is a confidante for many of the play’s characters, who allow him to be privy to their secrets without inhibition. Carraway learns about the infidelity of his cousin Daisy’s husband. Through roundabout methods, he learns about the enigmatic Jay Gatsby’s motivations and his hopes to marry Daisy. Carraway is immersed in the drama of others, yet he is an outsider from Minnesota who can reflect on the strange interactions and mysteries that surround him. The play animates Carraway well. Gale’s monologues between scenes are well-executed—his perceptions, thoughtfully delivered to the audience, are what ultimately shape the story. Fitzgerald would likely approve of director Susan Ferley’s work, as the stage production stays honest to his novel. The Great Gatbsy’s actors, many of which are making their Grand debut, do a wonderful job portraying their characters. Christine Horne and Mike Shara make their debuts as Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, the play’s unrequited lovers. Horne is nothing short of an immaculately dressed and cynical socialite. She moves from one mood to another effortlessly, acting calm, collected and superior in some moments, while vulnerable and frustrated in others.

Shara, on the other hand, is harder to read than Horne. He is outwardly rich, strong and at a desirable position in society. However, his chuckles and melancholy are sometimes difficult to understand. He is, in short, the enigmatic Gatsby described in the original novel. Honesty to Fitzgerald’s work is accomplished by much more than character portrayal, though. Whether or not someone watching The Great Gatsby has read the novel, he or she can appreciate exaggerations of prosperity achieved by costume and set design. Homes featuring pillars, sequined frocks and Gatsby’s ceilinghigh wardrobe full of imported clothes paint the picture that certain characters, through whatever means, have an endless supply of money. This is in contrast to Carraway’s home, which is a humble set compared to that of Gatsby’s. Upper class hollowness and material excess are obvious throughout the play. In contrast to these exaggerations are subtle symbols of personal dreams for love and generalized dreams for wealth. Simon Levy, who adapted The Great Gatsby for the stage, includes elements such as the green light on Daisy’s property that Gatsby continuously looks at over the docks. Through exaggerations and fine details, the stage production of The Great Gatsby reminds us that Fitzgerald’s plot is much more than a sad love story. The final scenes of the play are perhaps the best. After a shocking series of events, Carraway’s final reflections are of helplessness and bitterness. With a few final words, Greg Gale seals a melancholy tale and leaves the audience with a lingering feeling of nostalgia. Moving back to the 21st century is almost a shock—The Great Gatsby is not easily forgotten. The Great Gatsby is playing at The Grand Theatre until March 3. Visit grandtheatre.com for showtimes and tickets.

been working out. And because it worked out for me, I thought I could have another artist that’s an even better singer than me, one who I could give work to, and that’s where it came from. You’re developing your reality show Wolfpack. How does it feel having a camera on you so often? At first it’s weird, but then you just forget about it—it becomes like a fly on the wall. Honestly, we almost forget about it because life must go on. You’re still going to pay the bills, fight with your friends. Everything happens and it’s only the first day that you feel weird that someone’s watching you. That’s what makes this whole reality

show phenomenon so big, because people ultimately act like who they are, and people either make fun of them or love them. This year you’re once again nominated for a Juno. What does it mean to you to be recognized in such a big way by the Canadian music industry? Amazing. This will be my third Juno nomination in this category and though I haven’t won one yet, it’s still cool. Just being recognized is good enough. We don’t make music to win awards, we make music to change peoples’ lives and bring them together, so ultimately it’s just a bonus.

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HEALTH PLAN
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Are you in favour of increasing the health plan by $10 + inflation to keep the current coverage provided now?

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daniel daSilva Gazette staFF The weight of expectations that come with being a top-ranked team is sometimes too much to overcome, especially in the playoffs. The Mustangs men’s hockey team showed there is no better way to deal with those nerves than to start fast. The Mustangs jumped to a quick 3-0 lead midway through the first period in game one of their best of three Ontario University Athletics West semi-final series against the Brock Badgers. The Mustangs rode that hot start all the way to a 5-3 victory. “I think we had a good start,” Keaton Turkiewicz, Mustangs winger, said. “We were flying out of the block. We got on the board which gave us a lot of confidence.” Swift zone breakouts and a relentless fore-check allowed Western to put Brock under constant pressure, resulting in several early chances and power plays. “We just wanted to get pucks out of our zone quickly and get it in deep and put pressure on their defence. It makes it hard to play when the puck is behind your goal line,” Turkiewicz said. “We were just very tense with the puck. Western didn’t allow us to do anything. They pressured us, worked hard and forced us to cough up the puck,” Murray Nystrom, Badger head coach, said. The Mustangs came into the series riding a hot power play, having scored three goals on the man advantage against Laurier in round one. Turkiewicz, the leading scorer in the OUA this season, scored on Western’s first power play just four minutes into the game. Julian Cimadamore added to the lead five minutes later and Steve Reese scored Western’s second powerplay goal shortly after. “The guys have been working real hard at it,” Clarke Singer, Mustangs head coach, said. “It is something we worked really hard on all year. Special teams are a crucial part of winning in the post season.” However, everything that seemed to work for Western in the first period abandoned them in the second. Brock forced the Mustangs into several mistakes and turnovers in the neutral zone, one of which led to an odd-man rush that was converted by forward Kaine Geldart. “We had parts of the game when we were really good and parts of the game where we weren’t very good,” Singer said. “We let up a bit in the second, which is something we need to adjust,” Turkiewicz added. While Brock was earning all of the momentum, Western was managing to get into penalty trouble. Zach Harnden and Steve Reese both earned two-minute minors midway through the period giving Brock a brief two-man advantage. But once again, special teams play was the difference, as Brock couldn’t muster anything, allowing Western to escape the second with a two-goal lead. “[That penalty kill] was a very important part of the game. We had a good faceoff win there, and overall the guys gave a good effort,” Singer said. Turkiewicz and Reese each scored their second goal of the game within two minutes of each other in the third, while Brock managed to score two consolation goals, but it was too little too late.

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With his 27-point performance on sunday night, Kobe bryant made history as he passed michael Jordan for total points scored in all-star Game appearances

rundown >> the mustangs wrestling team took home four medals this weekend at the Canadian interuniversity sport championships > travelling to lakehead university in thunder bay, the mustangs men were able to finish third overall with two gold medals and a bronze > brianne barry represented the lone podium finish for the mustangs women with a silver medal.

mustangs bury Badgers early with quick goals
special teams key to vital victory in opening series

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HALT! WHO GOES THERE? mustangs goalie Josh unice squares up to a shot in the mustangs’ 5-3 victory over the brock badgers. a quick 2-0 start vaulted the mustangs ahead and they never looked back as they took the series 2-0.

“It was only one game. We haven’t exactly been on fire down in their building,” Singer said. “We are going to have to be more consistent.”

The Mustangs took the series with a 3-2 game two victory. Jason Furlong scored the winning goal with seven seconds left in the game. Kevin Baker and Yashar Farmanara

also tallied. With the win, the Mustangs move on to the OUA West final where they will take on the Windsor Lancers.

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