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.

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