Friday 26 September 2008

Pre-Season: Tommies Golden in shoot-out.

The Tommies got their just desserts tonight but it took four periods and a shoot-out to beat the Queens University Golden Gaels 4 to 3. Although the score was close there were periods of time when STU dominated play but just weren't able to finish around the net.

It was Queens who scored the first two goals, all of this after being heavily out shot and by all accounts out played. Bryan Main from Devan Praught slimmed the lead at 8:04 and Brad Gallant from Wes Welcher tied it on the powerplay at 10:46. Shots on goal favoured the Tommies 15 to 10 in the first.

There was no scoring in the second period and the Tommies continued to hold control of the shot clock 30 to 21. The game remained tied until late in the third as Wes Welcher potted his first for the Tommies on a good feed from Max Chamberland after Erick Tremblay made a great play to keep the puck in the zone. Everyone thought the lead would hold but give Queens credit for their no quit attitude as they bounced back within a few minutes to tie. Shots after 3 periods were 42 to 29 for STU.

The Tommies played the first three and one half minutes of overtime shorthanded as Matt Davis held the fort. In the final minute and a half of 4 on 4, Max Chamberland came oh so close to ending but missed the open net. Final shots on goal were 42 -29.

In the shoot-out Queens missed on their first two tries and Max Chamberland made a nice deke for the Tommies first goal and Brad Gallant buried his chance upstairs to seal the win. The Tommies head to Bouctouche tomorrow night and take on les Aigles Bleu. Daily Gleaner: Tommies win in a shootout

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