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.


  1. Mike should have a practise where the team{except the goalies]sits in the penatly box the whole time.Maybe they will realize it is not the place where they can win a hockey game.He should give the goalies that day off,because they are not the problem.
    Hopefully they will beat Dal and the squirrels.

  2. Can't keep blaming their losses on penalties. There's obviously more to it than that. If you look at the score sheet the penalties were evenly matched. That's what the power play and PK lines are for. Maybe they should work on that ! Notice # 12 was on the ice for all 5 goals scored against.What's with that?