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


  1. Had the game ended after the first goal they would had two points.
    They lost but the game itself was good.
    Oil Slick

  2. every home game STU has played against UdeM in the 4 years i have been doing video, there has always been a 2nd period collapse for STU. Prime example was last night!