Sunday 30 November 2008

Panthers no match for Tommies

On the strength of 2 first period goals the Lady Tommies defeated the visiting UPEI Panthers 5 to 1. The Tommies enter the Christmas break firmly in fourth place and within striking distance of a first round bye in the play-offs.

In today's contest St. Thomas struck first at 10:37 when Catherine Boudreau scored her first goal of the year from Nussbaum and Matthews. Just over two minutes later the Tommies scored goal number two off the stick of Jillian Coughlin from Rossignol and Blackmore. The Ladies dominated and out shot UPEI 15 to 4.

PEI got their only goal of the game 3/4 of the way through the second frame on the PP. The rest was all STU. Sarah Belmore connected with her first of the night from Boyle and Duguay to restore the 2 goal cushion.

The third period saw Belmore and Coughlin score their second goal each while Kayla Blackmore, Lyse Rossignol, and Ashley Duguay all got their second assists of the evening. Julia Sharun got the win in the Tommies net facing 17 shots. The Tommies shot 43 pucks at Kate Read in the PEI net for their second consecutive win over PEI in the past week. The Tommies next action will be Saturday January 10th when second place ST FX is in town. DG: Tommies finish strong

Saturday 29 November 2008

Squirrels sting STU in shoot-out

St Thomas put in one heck of an effort tonight against the Squirrels but unfortunately were just shy of the 2 points. Strong defensive play and timely scoring were the keys to hanging tough against a top team like UNB. I'm not a fan of the charity point for the loss but this evening's point was earned and could have easily been two.

In a game where UNB carried the play but STU had the better scoring chances overall, the Squirrels were first on the board. Dustin Friesen at 18:27 of period one collected the rebound off a shot and fired past Ben MacFarlane on the PP. The Squirrels were 1 for 3 on the power play in the first and the Tommies knew they had to avoid the box at all cost or else they would be digging themselves a deeper hole.

The second period saw UNB take the first two penalties of the period and the second one would prove costly. Just as a Josh Hepditch penalty expired, Ryan Lehr potted one from Erick Tremblay and Jason Rinzler to tie the game. A few minutes later the Tommies were back where they didn't want or could afford to be, the Sin Bin. The big red rodent machine went to work and got their second PP goal of the night and their one goal lead restored. The Tommies would finish the second period on a high note as they were successfully able to kill off a penalty with only 2:11 remaining. It may have been a key kill as being down two heading to the third could have been the death blow.

With the Tommies down one in the third Wes Welcher was able to gain the Squirrels zone make a good pass to Jason Rinzler who fired a cross ice pass to Brad Gallant who went upstairs past Derek Yeomans to tie the score at 5:47. The Tommies came close several times to taking the lead, including a short handed break away by Mitch Price around the 17 minute mark and Max Chamberland hitting the post. It was not to be on this night as the game went to O/T.

In the overtime period the Squirrels took a penalty at 1:56 but the Tommies couldn't capitalize. STU found themselves shorthanded for the final 18 seconds of the game but Ben MacFarlane and the PK unit held the fort. Ben was solid in net and faced 42 Squirrel shots over 70 minutes. St Thomas fired 25 the other way.

The game went to the shoot out and Max Chamberland was the first shooter. He was oh so close but his shot went off the cross bar. Hunter Tremblay was first up for UNB and he tried to go five hole on MacFarlane who shut the door. Corey Banfield was up next and he tried a deke and stuff to no avail. Justin Dacosta would score the only goal on his "patented" shoot out move. Jason Rinzler would get a chance to extend it but his shot sailed high. It was one of STU's best efforts and it did get the all important point as they slide past Dalhousie for 7th in the league. The Tommies first half comes to an end and their past several games have given new hope for the second half. DG: Renewed rivalry

Don't forget that the Lady Tommies finish off their first half tomorrow afternoon at the LBR versus UPEI at 2 PM.

Wednesday 26 November 2008

Tommies torch Tigers in high scoring game

It was a high scoring game indeed and the Tommies came out on the right side of a 11 to 7 victory. STU was actually up by six goals at one point in the third period but some ill advised penalties took their toll as the lead dwindled to three. As the old saying goes "all's well that ends well" and that was the ultimate truth on this evening for the Tommies.

The Tommies had a fantastic opening period as Jason Cassidy started things off quickly at the 59 second mark. Wes Welcher got his second of the season at 9:22 on an easy tap in and Corey Banfield scored on a delayed penalty on a beautiful feed from Max Chamberland. Dal scored their first of five PP goals on the evening at 17:42 but STU got it back when Keith Wynn finished off a spectacular pass from Wes Welcher. Wes kept control of the puck, fighting off a Tiger defender, and dropped the pass between his legs to a cruising Wynn. The Tommies out shot Dal. 20 to 5.

Dalhousie was first to score in the second frame on the PP but Brad Gallant at 8:40 then Jeremy Turgeon with two goals 11 seconds apart at 9:28 and 9:39 made sure Josh Disher's night was over. With the change in goaltenders and a 30 second time out the Tigers found new life for a time and scored shortly after at 11:13. Ryan Lehr scored at the 13:00 minute mark to regain the 5 goal cushion but the Tigers would score at 18:22 to bring themselves closer.

The Tommies scored two quick goals in the third off the sticks of Justin Roy and Corey Banfield to make double digits at 10. Then things got dicey when STU took 3 consecutive penalties that the Tigers took full advantage of each time to trim the safe lead of 6 down to 3. St. Thomas stayed out of the box from there on in and kept Dal. scoreless until Maxime Chamberland scored with three seconds to go for goal number 11. Matt Davis picks up the important win facing 31 shots. STU fired 52 pucks at the Tiger goalies. Max Chamberland led the Tommies with 1 goal and 3 assists for 4 points while Jason Rinzler, Wes Welcher, Jeremy Turgeon, and Corey Banfield each had 3 points. Ryan Lehr, Mitch Price, Jason Cassidy, and Brad Gallant all had 2 points. DG: Not pretty but good enough

Saturday night the Squirrels are down the hill to face off against the Tommies in their final game of the first half. Game time is 7 PM.

Banfield little big man

From the Daily Gleaner:
"The personal accomplishments are nice and all that," Banfield said, "but the main objective is two points. It's all relative if we're not winning. But we're working hard every day, so it has to come sometime."

Tonight would be a good place to start.

Tuesday 25 November 2008

Busy final week

Wow, the first half has flown by. Just two games remaining for both the Men and Ladies until the Christmas break.
Daily Gleaner: Busy final week...

Also, former Tommie Matty Seymour is performing well in the Southern Senior Hockey League.
Daily Gleaner Article

Monday 24 November 2008

Banfield, Blackmore Athletes of the Week

From STU Athletics,

The male athlete of the week for St. Thomas University is Corey Banfield of the Men’s Hockey team. This weekend the team travelled to St. FX and St. Mary’s Universities and Corey scored goals in both games. Banfield was 24-8 on faceoffs for the weekend and had two great games. Corey is a first year student, taking his Bachelor of Arts at STU, and hails from Dartmouth, NS.

The female athlete of the week for St. Thomas University is Kayla Blackmore of the women’s hockey team. The team played this past Sunday against UPEI and Kayla scored two goals and had 8 shots on goal in the Tommies 3-2 win over UPEI. Kayla was part of a strong team effort for the Tommies. Blackmore is a first year player from Lincoln, NB and is in the Bachelor of Arts program here at STU.

Sunday 23 November 2008

Ladies back in the win column

The Tommies paid a visit to the Island this afternoon and came out on top 3 to 2. After yesterday's game was cancelled due to the bad weather you can rest assured the women's team was set to play.

Local standout Kayla Blackmore got things rolling for STU at the 15:43 mark of the first with assists going to Walls and Rosignol. At the first intermission the game was tied at one while the Tommies out shot the Panthers 12 to 8.

There was no scoring in the second period as Kate Read for PEI and Julia Sharun held their respective forts. In the third Kayla got her second of the game from Alexis Laird to take the early lead at 1:37. PEI wouldn't lay down and tied the score at 9:39 on the PP but Kelly Matthews from Boyle and Nussbaum got the winner at 12:10. The winning goal was on the power play. Julia Sharun closed the door from there on in to seal the win facing 30 shots. STU fired 35 the other way.
Daily Gleaner Article

St. Thomas will see the Panthers very soon as the make up game from the November 1st cancellation will be played at the LBR on Sunday November 30th at 2PM.

Saturday 22 November 2008

Penalty problems plague Tommies

If the Tommies could have stayed out of the penalty box they might have been able to nip the Huskies. As it were the Tommies allowed four power play goals and lost to SMU 5 to 2. Saint Mary's took a one goal lead in the first period and if not for a highlight reel save by Matt Davis a few minutes later the Tommies would have been down two. (Photo credit: Ingrid Bulmer, HCH)

In the second frame STU tied the game on the power play when Jason Cassidy roofed the puck past Brandon Verge in the Saint Mary's net. The Huskies pulled away quickly with less then 5 minutes to play in the second on two PP goals. One by Cody Thorton and the other by Marc Rancourt.

Saint Mary's scored the only even strength goal of the game to go up 4 to 1 in the third period. Corey Banfield got his second point of the night when he scored on the PP at 14:54 to make it close again but SMU rebounded with another PP marker to put this one out of reach. Matt Davis gets stung with another loss. STU will be at home this Wednesday night in an important game versus Dalhousie as the Tommies sit 2 points behind the Tigers for 7th spot in the AUS.
HCH Article
Daily Gleaner Article

The Lady Tommies game scheduled for this afternoon against Mt Allison was postponed due to the weather. The Ladies are scheduled to play at UPEI tomorrow.

On the Road: To Blog or not to Blog?

The Tommies are in New Glasgow right now, about 45 minutes up the road from Antigonish, where STU fell 4-1 to St. F-X last night. Lunchtime soon, then on the bus to Halifax in about 3 hours.

Thanks for the comments and emails about last night's Live Blog. I enjoyed being a part of it, and thanks to STUTOMMIES.COM again for the opportunity. Not sure if I'll be able to get online tonight. Check in around 5:30 pm, if there's an internet connection available, then I'll post some notes about tonight's game. And be sure to tune in, 7:00 pm STU @ SMU from the Halifax Forum, locally on 95.7 FM CKTP, or online at

Suffice it to say, Coach Mike Eagles was not pleased with his team's effort last night, so I would expect to see more fire from the STU squad tonight.

Friday 21 November 2008

Live Blog a Success

We would like to extend a big THANK-YOU to Randy Corey with his contribution to STUTOMMIES.COM. His live blog tonight versus St FX. was a big success and we look forward to hearing more from the "Voice of the Tommies". DG: X-Men down Tommies 4 -1

Live Blog: STU @ ST. F-X

Hi everyone! We're getting set to go just under an hour from now at the Charles F. Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish.

Just want to say thanks to the folks at STUTOMMIES.COM for the invite to contribute here. I hope to be able to provide some in-game updates during the intermissions as often as possible. Some rinks don't have internet access, but where they do, I'll hopefully be able to get online. And from time to time, maybe I'll have something else to say too. We'll see.

Remember to tune in tonight at 7:00 pm on 95.7 FM CKTP, or online at Check out the link at the top of the page.

Warm-ups will be getting underway in about 15 minutes or so. Here's what we know so far...

Matt Davis will get the start in goal for the Tommies tonight, backing him up will be Guillaume Misczak. Matt's coming off the win on Saturday night in PEI.

Due to the fracas at the end of Saturday's game, Coach Eagles will not be behind the bench tonight (see post below). Brad Shepard and "Doc" Feeney will handle the bench for STU. Coach will be back for tomorrow's tilt at the Halifax Forum vs St. Mary's.

And GOOD NEWS! Wes Welcher will be back in the lineup for the Tommies tonight. Wes suffered a separated shoulder in the season opener in Moncton back on October 17th after a hard check from Jules Melanson. It remains to be seen how much ice-time he'll see tonight, but it's good to see him back, and hopefully he can give the Tommies a lift.

Ben MacFarlane, Brian Soso and Matt Foster are healthy scratches for STU tonight.

I'll continue to add to this post as the night goes on.



Warmups are underway. Danny Battochio will start for the X-Men tonight. Battochio is 4-7 on the season with a 3.86 GAA and .893 save %. Allesandro Lupo will be the backup. Scratches for St. F-X: David Shillington, Kurt Jerrett, Jevin MacLellan, Eric McKenna and goaltender Ryan Aschaber.

The X-Men beat the Tommies 7-5 at the LBR back on October 24th. They sit 6 points ahead of STU, in 6th place and the final playoff spot, with a 4-5-2 record and 10 points, compared to the Tommies' 1-7-2 record and 4 points.

Less than 30 minutes to game time. I'll be back in the first intermission.


7:30 PM UPDATE - 1st Intermission STU 0 St. F-X 0

Well, not much to tell from the first period. The X-Men controlled much of the action in the first half of the period, registering the first 9 shots on goal. Fittingly, Wes Welcher picked up the first shot on goal of the game for the Tommies, on his first of just two shifts in the first period. Nice to see Wes didn't seem wary of getting involved in the play though, an indication he's feeling pretty good out there.

Both teams were 0 for 2 on the power play in the first period. Matt Davis made a few solid saves under some strong pressure from X.

13-9 shots on goal for St. F-X after the first. Next update in the second intermission.



Not a good second period for the Tommies, running into penalty trouble, though the penalties to David Crossman seemed on the soft side. However, the STU penalty kill couldn't handle X, giving up goals to Chris Hulit at 2:02 and Brett Liscomb at 8:07. Some great tic-tac-toe passing by the X-Men on the Hulit goal in particular. Will Colbert scored the 3rd St. F-X goal at 12:13 after the Tommies found themselves standing around watching in the defensive zone, allowing Kevin Undershute to get the play started.

The X-Men outshot the Tommies 21-10 in the second, 34-19 over two periods.

Tommies will start the 3rd with 1:13 remaining on a Corey Banfield tripping call. X-Men were 2/3 on the powerplay in the second, Tommies 0/1.

Back with a game recap post-game.



Final Score St. F-X 4, STU 1

Nice wrist shot goal by Corey Banfield at 2:17 to put the Tommies on the board. However, with Justin Roy in the penalty box, Jeff Caron got it back for the X-Men with a hard slap shot from the point at 9:48.

The Tommies had no solution for the X-Men tonight. St. F-X dominated for the most part, outshooting STU by a final count of 51-28.

Thanks for listening, and thanks for reading. Hopefully I'll get a chance to check in again this weekend. Don't forget to tune in tomorrow night at 7:00 pm for STU vs. SMU.

Introducing the "Voice of the Tommies" - Randy Corey

STUTOMMIES.COM is pleased to introduce a new contributor to the site, Tommies' play-by-play man, Randy Corey. Randy will be posting his thoughts from time to time as the season continues. In particular, Randy will be "live-blogging" from the road, where online access will allow. The Tommies are in Antigonish tonight to take on the X-Men, a 7pm start. You can listen to the game on CKTP 95.7 FM or online at

Just received an email from Randy from the arena. He'll be online before the start of tonight's game, and is promising some GOOD NEWS for Tommies fans. Stay tuned.

Quick update for November 21st.

Due to the penalty given to Coach Eagles versus PEI last Saturday night, the AUS has suspended him for one game. Mike will not be behind the Tommies bench tonight against the X-Men. Assistant coach Brad Sheppard will be filling in. Good luck to our Tommies on the Nova Scotia road trip.

Sunday 16 November 2008

X=0 for Tommies

The promising weekend that could have been turn into a whole lot of nothing for St. Thomas. This afternoon in Antigonish the X-Women dominated the play and won the game 3 to 0. St FX out shot the Tommies 38 to 8 and if not for the solid play of Julia Sharun it could have been worse. X held STU to period totals of 3, 1, and 4 shots respectively over three periods. The Tommies will look to rebound next Saturday afternoon in Sackville as they take on the Mount Allison Mounties.

Saturday 15 November 2008

Tommies get it done versus Panthers

Wow, what a huge weight lifted from the shoulders of the Tommies. Mitch Price with a three point effort and Ryan Lehr with 2 first period goals helped to end the winless drought at 9 games. Final score was 7 to 5.

STU fell behind early in this one being down 2 goals by the 6 minute mark of the first but would score the next 4 goals to bring hope back. Ryan Lehr, Mitch Price, Ryan Lehr, and Corey Banfield on a pretty passing play made it 4 to 2 by the 17:01 mark of the first. The Tommies out shot the Panthers 15 to 7.

UPEI would score the only goal of the second period at 3:44 to shrink the Tommies lead to one. The third period lead ended up being very short as the Panthers would tie the game 21 seconds into the third but St. Thomas found something down deep and could not be stopped on this night. Island native Devan Praught replied at 5:44 and Mitch Price with his second of the game scored less than 2 minutes later for another 2 goal cushion. PEI slipped one more past Matt Davis in the Tommies net but Erick Tremblay got the back breaker at 16:19. Davis closed the door the rest of the way for the win facing 29 shots. Ryan Lehr, Mitch Price, and Devan Praught all had multi point nights while the Tommies fired 33 shots at UPEI goalie Wayne Savage.

Next game for the Green and Gold is in Antigonish next Friday night, 7 Pm versus X. DG:Tommies secure initial win (Including men's and women's recaps) and Box Score also AUS Roundup from Halifax Herald.

Moncton holds edge against Tommies

The Lady Tommies headed out on the road hoping for a big weekend against two AUS powerhouses. The first game didn't end has they had hoped. On the strength of two 3rd period goals, Moncton defeated STU 3 to 1.

The Ladies opened the scoring in the second frame when Jillian Coughlin scored from former UNB players Belmore and Laird. The lead held for 10 minutes before UdeM tied it at 15:26. They would score 2 more in the third with the winner coming on the power play at 7:20. Julia Sharun faced 33 shots in the STU net while the Tommies mustered a 27 shot effort. The weekend isn't over yet with a big game tomorrow at St Francis.

Friday 14 November 2008

Dalhousie game rescheduled for Wednesday Nov. 26th.

The Dalhousie vs. St. Thomas game that was cancelled on Saturday November 1st has been rescheduled. The new game time is Wednesday November 26th at the LBR. Game time is the usual 7:00 PM start. No word on the Lady’s game vs. PEI.

Wednesday 12 November 2008

Good effort, horrible result for Tommies

On the strength of four 2nd period goals Les Aigles Bleu trounced the Tommies 8 to 3. While the score doesn't appear to be very flattering Moncton had more than their fair share of bounces and the starved for a win Tommies didn't. STU actually out shot UdeM 34 to 30 with the Moncton keeper making some beautiful/miraculous saves. Photo credit: Ray Bourgeois

St. Thomas opened the scoring at 4:48 of the first when Brian Soso potted his first as a Tommie with the well deserved assist going to Jeremy Turgeon. Lets hope this was the coming out party for Brian as he also just missed on a break away later in the first. Moncton would tie things up just over 5 minutes later at 10:15 on a goal by Francis Marchand. The tie would stand heading into the first intermission with the Tommies holding the territorial advantage and edge in shots on goal 13 to 8.

The second period has not been kind to STU this year and tonight was no exception. Moncton took the lead at 2:16 when the puck bounced off the wall, Ben MacFarlane swatted at it, before it bounced of Erick Tremblay and into the net. Just under a minute later UdeM's third goal came from a stretch pass break away and wrist shot past MacFarlane. Les Aigles scored 2 more goals 35 seconds apart half way through the period to make it 5 to 1 as the game just slid away. This was the end of Ben MacFarlane's night as Matt Davis got the call to replace him. The Tommies avoided any more damage in the second and were out shot 12 to 10.

STU started the third off strong with a good rush into the Moncton zone by Jason Cassidy, who hung on to the puck, goat a shot away before Devan Praught whacked it home. UdeM would score the next three goals to put the game out of reach before Devan Praught scored the final goal of the night when Justin Roy made a nifty back pass to Jason Cassidy who slipped it over to Devan for him to make a nifty deke and deposit the puck upstairs passed the helpless goalie. For the pair of goals he scored Praught was named the Tommies player of the game.

The next game for the Tommies will be Saturday night in PEI. As always you can listen live at or 95.7 FM on the radio dial. DG: Strong start, poor finish

Tuesday 11 November 2008

Tommies preparing for Moncton on Wednesday

With Moncton coming to town on Wednesday evening the Tommies are getting ready to play a tough opponent and earn their first win of the season. The whole team played well against U de M in Moncton on the first night of the season and will have to expand on that effort at home. Newly named male athlete of week Mitch Price is one guy Coach Eagles has shown plenty of confidence in as a rookie.

"He can certainly play at this level,'' says Eagles. "We've have him killing penalties. He skates well and he works hard out there. It's a matter of playing with more physicality out there. Once he gains a little more confidence playing at this level, he's going to be a lot stronger. He's got great skills, he's intelligent and he's coachable. That's the kind of player you want.''
Daily Gleaner: Paying the Price for success at AUS level.

The Tommies face-off against Moncton at 7pm on Wednesday night.

It is also comforting to note for Tommies fans that St. Thomas has an ace in the hole when it comes to recruiting for the 2009-10 season. While there are no guarantees, one of the best 20 year old forwards in the QMJHL has expressed his desire to play at STU. I'm sure his Dad would be proud to have him.

"If I don't go pro, there's a very good chance I'll end up at St. Thomas," Matt [Eagles] said. "I have more respect for my dad than probably anybody in the hockey world. He's partially been my coach my entire life. To get a chance to play for him on a full-time basis would take my game to a higher level, so maybe I'd be able to play pro after St. Thomas."

Bruce Hallihan article

Saturday 8 November 2008

Tommies continue to win

The Tommies brought their "X" game to LBR this afternoon and were rewarded with a huge 4 to 1 win. Word is spreading across the AUS of this teams ability and no one will be taking them lightly. That's for sure.

St. Thomas spotted St FX a one goal lead at 14:06 of the first period but Julia Sharun would shut the door from there on in. In fact the entire team shut down X as the Ladies were badly out shot in the first but would out shoot the X-Women the rest of the way and claim the win.

Jessica Holt tied things up at one at 3:16 of the second from Catherine Boudreau. Lyse Rossignol would give STU the lead they would never relinquish at 10:07 from Sarah Belmore. The goal was scored on the power play. Kayla Blackmore would score unassisted at 16:39 to pad the lead. The Tommies out shot X 14 to 6.

Late in the third period Jillian Coughlin from Sarah Belmore and Lyse Rossignol would salt this game away. The goal was scored on the PP at 18:16. Julia Sharun got the key win for STU stopping 25 of 26 shots while STU countered with 27. With the victory the Tommies move into sole possession of 3 rd place only 4 points back of the X-Women for second plus have a game in hand. HCH: Men's and women's AUS roundup. and DG Article -Women's & men's recap also Lady's weekend update from Official site

No luck in Acadia for STU

The Tommies started off the scoring tonight but Acadia finished it on their way to a 4 to 1 win. The first period saw Acadia out shoot the Tommies by a wide margin of 20 to 4 but no damage was done as the game remained tied at zeros heading to the second frame.

STU started the scoring at 7:01 of the 2nd when Jason Cassidy kept on side at the blue line before finding Devan Praught who promptly fed Justin Roy for a pretty goal. With the wind in their sails the Tommies were playing well but penalty trouble would be their undoing again as Acadia scored 2 power play markers at 9:53 and 13:16. The two quick goals seemed to deflate the team and the Tommies wouldn't get any closer. Acadia out shot the Tommies 15 to 13 in the period.

David Lomas would score the sure fire back breaker at 14:32 of the 3rd as he beat three Tommie defenders and fired a wrister past a startled Ben MacFarlane. Lomas would get his third goal of the night with 3 minutes left in the game to finish off STU. Ben MacFarlane faced 48 shots and the Tommies fired 23 the other way. Next game for St. Thomas will be on Wednesday night versus Moncton. 7 PM at the LBR. Expect a big effort from the Green and Gold.

Friday 7 November 2008

Tigers sink STU in overtime.

The Tommies came close tonight but couldn't pull out the final goal to gain their first win of 2008. The Tigers scored at 3:06 of O/T to defeat STU 4 to 3. St. Thomas showed heart and rallied from a 3 goal deficit before bowing out in period #4.

It was all Dalhousie in the first period as the Tigers scored early at 11 seconds, half way through at 9:33, and late at 18:33. The final two goals were not on the PP but a penalized Tommie player was not back into the play either time when Dalhousie scored. The shots in the first were 15 to 4.

Coach Eagles must have calmed down the troops as the second period Tommies were much improved. Also his new line of Price, Roy, and Rinzler would pay dividends at the 8:30 mark of the period when Mitch Price got STU rolling. He roofed a Jason Rinzler pass after Rinzler had missed on his own chance but followed the puck behind the net and got it out front to Price. Justin Roy drew the other helper. Rinzler would bring the Tommies to within one at 13:51 from Price and Wynn. STU out shot DAL 12 to 7 in the period.

St. Thomas kept coming in the third but it was Matt Davis at the 10 minute mark of the period that made a huge save and kept the Tommies alive. This allowed Andrew Estey the chance to work his butt off and make a great pass out to Max Chamberland to tie the game at 14:34. The Tigers came close to ending it with seconds on the clock but Matt Davis held the fort.

In the overtime the Tommies buzzed the Tigers net for several seconds and missed several chances. Dalhousie cleared the puck from their zone, skated up ice, and promptly deposited the winner behind Matt after STU was inches from the win. Final shots on goal favoured the Tigers 34 to 25. The Tommies will now head to Acadia still looking for that first win. GO GET THEM TOMMIES!!! DG: Tommies pick up point. and HCH: AUS Roundup

Lady Tommies Tame Tigers

Tonight at the LBR the Tommies rode the strength of 3 first period goals to a 4 to 2 win. Caroline Hammerheim got the game off on the right foot with a goal at 2:16 from Kayla Blackmore. Dominique Bernier scored on the PP at 7:06 from Matthews and Boudreau. The surge continued at 13:24 when Jillian Coughlin scored from Lucrece Nussbaum.

Dalhousie scored the only goal of the second period at 17:16 and the Tigers outshot the Tommies 11 to 3. Jessica Holt got the three goal cushion back at 12:04 from Walls and Catherine Boudreau with her second helper on the night. Dalhousie scored late at 19:43 but it was to late to cue a comeback. Julia Sharun got the win stopping 29 of 31 shots while STU fired 18 the other way. The Tommies will have little time to rest on their laurals as top ranked ST-FX is in town tomorrow afternoon at 2 PM. DG: Sharun sparks STU

Sunday 2 November 2008

Axemen cut down Tommies

The Tommies hung tough with Acadia this afternoon but the final 4 to 2 result doesn't help in the standings. Ben MacFarlane got the start in net being both strong and lucky. Case in point, the game was tied at zeros half way through the first period when a bouncing puck found its way past Ben but an alert Ryan Lehr was able to bat it off the goal line just as it was going in the net.

Acadia would end up getting the first goal at 14:36 when Jonathan Laberge was able to skate out into clear territory and rifle a wrister past MacFarlane. The score remained 1 to 0 until early in the second frame when Andrew Estey got an unassisted goal by firing a bad angle shot that fooled the Acadia net minder. Laberge would score again for the Axemen at 5:25 but the nicest play of the night came when Philippe Bertrand made a beautiful rush into the Tommies end, shake and baked past a STU defenceman, before roofing the puck past MacFarlane to make it 3 to 1. Erick Tremblay would make it close at 11:35 on the PP when he fired a laser past the goalie from Bryan Main and Jason Rinzler.

Just like the game before the STU crew were only down a goal heading into the third but couldn't find a way to tie it. Acadia surged 2 goals ahead on a power play at 15:53 to cement the victory. Final shots on goal were 44 to 17 for Acadia. The Tommies now must head out on the road next weekend in search of their first win. They will face Dalhousie on Friday night and Acadia on Saturday. DG Article: Tommies fall short again.

Tommies seek first win versus Axemen

In a rare afternoon game at the LBR, the hungry for a win St. Thomas Tommies will face a tough Acadia Axemen squad at 3 PM. STU will enter the game 5 points behind Saint Mary's for the 6th and final playoff spot after last night's games in the AUS. DG: Tommies have Wynn but need wins.