Friday 24 October 2008

X-Men power past Tommies

Defensive miscues and the Tommies inability to keep X off the board on the penalty kill led to a 7 to 5 win for St FX tonight at the LBR. The X-Men converted on 50% of their power play opportunities(3 of 6) while STU went 1 for 4. X scored the first 2 goals in the first but the Tommies roared back with two of their own from Devan Praught and Andrew Estey just 15 seconds apart. St FX took the lead back on a defensive zone mistake by STU at 19:24. Shots after one period were 12 apiece.

The X-men wouldn't let up in the second and scored the next 3 to take a 6 to 2 lead shortly after the half way mark of the period. You have to give STU credit for not quitting as they would cut the lead at 19:02 on the PP when Jason Rinzler scored one from Bryan Main and Max Chamberland. Shots after two periods favoured X 24 - 23.

In the third STU scored at 3:41 to trim the lead with the goal going to Brad Gallant but X responded on the PP 4 minutes later. Erick Tremblay scored his first regular season goal for the Tommies at 10:20 to give fans hope but the team with the fancy new duds could get no closer. Final score 7 to 5. Max Chamberland led the way tonight offensively with 3 assists while Corey Banfield and Jason Rinzler both had 2 points. Matt Davis faced 35 shots and took the loss, while Danny Battochio faced 35 shots for X. The Tommies will regroup overnight and welcome an irritated Huskies team who lost in Moncton this evening.

Daily Glearner: "New look Tommies but same results"
"We're making little mistakes," [Erick] Tremblay said. "We've got to eliminate
those mistakes, those giveaways. If we do, I think we're going to be fine
because we're working hard. With five goals you're supposed to win. Seven goals against can't happen. Those are just mental mistakes. We're a young team and it's going to happen, but it can't happen too often. A winning team finds ways to win."
I don't know about you but we love the retro look of St. Thomas' new home whites. It is our understanding that this look goes back to the 1960's. If anyone remembers the last time STU's jersey had the Big T on front we would love to hear from you. Let us know your memories.

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