Friday 20 January 2006

Panthers hold on and beat Tommies

Panthers 6 Tommies 5. The UPEI Panthers showed tonight why you never take any AUS team for granted. The Panthers raced out to a 5 - 1 lead by the end of the second and when the Tommies finally woke up in the third, it was to little to late. It’s not that UPEI dominated STU, quite the contrary, STU probably had as many chances as them in the first 2 periods. The difference was capitalizing on your opportunities, and the Panthers did this in spades.The Tommies were down 4 to 0 at the half way point of the game. Justin McCutcheon scored shortly after to make the deficit 3 but the Panthers replied before the end of period 2 and went to the dressing rooms up by 4.The Tommies didn’t quit and scored 4 minutes into the third on the PP. Chris Cook from Kyle McAllister and Nick Theriault but UPEI really took a strangle hold half a minute later by making it 6 to 2. Jean Bourbeau made it interesting again unassited and Matt Seymour scored with 4 1/2 minutes to show some fight, assists to Justin McCutcheon and Anthony Butera. It was to little to late when Chris Cook scored his second of the night with less than 2 seconds left. Jeff Bateman and Kyle McAllister, with his third assist of the night, got the helpers.The Tommies magic number remains at 1.5. Next up is U de M on Sunday, not Saturday, at 6 PM LBR. Let’s hope the productive third period pumps some life back into the troops.

What’s a Tommie? This page has been updated. 01/20/06