Saturday 31 January 2009

Tommies complete weekend sweep

The Tommies' playoff hopes may have been squashed on Wednesday night, but their competitive fire has not been doused, as STU won back to back games for the first time this season, defeating the Dalhousie Tigers 5-3 at the LBR tonight. The Tommies entered the match 3 points up on the visiting Tigers in the battle to avoid last place in the AUS. Tommie Pride surely played a part in the team's strong play this weekend, with the win setting up a rematch next Saturday night in Halifax.

Justin Roy opened the scoring for STU at 7:48 of the first, with a wrist shot goal beating Dal's starter Josh Disher off a 2-on-1 break. The Tommies failed to convert on a 3 1/2 minute powerplay though, and Trevor Mackenzie skated from his own blueline to score on Ben MacFarlane to even things up at a goal apiece. STU would get their lead back just 50 seconds later on a nifty passing play from Maxim Chamberland in the corner to Corey Banfield who found Ryan Lehr jumping into the play off the point to score into the open net. The Tommies outshot the Tigers 14-10 in the opening frame.

The second period opened with Wesley Welcher firing a laser beam slapshot past Disher at 1:53. At 5:46 Corey Banfield was alone in front to end Disher's night with a goal between the pads. Chris Wall got the call in goal to try and reverse Dalhousie's fortunes. Patrick Sweeney's wrist shot went off a Tommie defender and onto the stick of Chad McCaffrey who forced the puck past MacFarlane to narrow the STU lead to 4-2 at 11:54. At 14:23, the Tigers pulled back to within a goal as Kenzie Sheppard's centering pass bounced off a Tommie defender to make it 4-3. Dalhousie outshot St. Thomas 13-10 in the second period.

The Tommies would find the net one more time on this night, as Devan Praught beat Wall for the insurance marker at 15:50 with a good wrist shot. Dal coach Pete Belliveau pulled Wall for an extra attacker with under 2 minutes to play, and Andrew Estey took a slashing call with 1:09 to play, but the Tigers couldn't capitalize despite the 6-to-4 skater advantage, and STU held on for the 5-3 win.

Corey Banfield was named the Tommies' player of the game with his one goal / two assist performance, while Maxim Chamberland took second star honours with 3 assists. HCH AUS Roundupand DG: Green machine

Panthers upend Tommies in shoot out

In what can only be described as a surprising result, the UPEI Panthers defeat the Tommies 5 to 4 in a shoot out. STU outshot the Panthers 39 to 26 but PEI goalie Elizabeth Legay kept them in the game.

UPEI came out gunning in the first, potting the first two goals before the game was 2 1/2 minutes old. Kelly Matthews halved the deficit at 6:13 from Kayla Blackmore as this was the last goal of the period.

It was all St. Thomas in the second frame as the Ladies would charge from behind and score three goals in the period. Catherine Boudreau got the tying marker at 3:58 from Blackmore and Dube. The Tommies surged ahead on the PP when Sarah Belmore converted the Ashley Duguay pass with the other assist going to Caroline Hammerhiem. The next goal was scored at 15:59 from Charity Walls with the assists to Rossignol and Holt. Jennelle MacKenzie would keep PEI close with their only goal of the period as they were out shot 14 to 4.

The Panthers scored the only goal of the third with less than 2 minutes remaining in the game. Janelle Parent scored at 18:07 to force overtime. UPEI rebounded nicely in the frame by out shooting STU 17 to 8.

The overtime solved nothing as the Tommies were more dominant throwing 5 shots on net while keeping the Panthers off the shot clock. As the title indicates the Panthers won the game in the shoot out as Janelle Parent scored the winner. Julia Sharun faced 26 shots in total while STU fired 39. Next game for the Tommies is tomorrow afternoon at 2 PM versus Mt. Allison.

Friday 30 January 2009

Tommies win. Shut out Acadia 5 - 0

Next time your at a Tommies game check out Ben MacFarlane's goalie pads. They may be Green and Gold but are taking on a serious black shine with all the pucks being stopped by them in the past few weeks. Tonight was no exception as those pads were worth their weight in gold as Ben made 32 saves for his first AUS shut out victory over the Acadia Axemen.

The first period was a scoreless affair with the shot clock favouring Acadia 11 to 6 but credit has to be given to the STU defenders as many of the shots were from the perimeter. When they were in tight, MacFarlane was there. Both teams had two PP opportunities in the period.

Acadia held the territorial advantage in the second frame registering 13 shots to STU's 4 but it was the Tommies on the board first. At 6:33 defenceman Ryan Lehr jumped up into the play, stepped in over the Acadia blue line and wired a howitzer past a helpless Kris Westblom in the Axemen net. The slim lead would hold going into the third.

Acadia was down to Dalhousie 1 to 0 after 2 periods on Wednesday night and came back to win in overtime, so they knew what had to be done. But it wasn't. On this night it would be the Tommies that would catch the breaks. Maxim Chamberland scored at 5:24 with all the hard work being done by Andrew Andricopoulos, who kept control of the puck along the boards before skating behind the net and finding Max. Twenty-two seconds later Wes Welcher made Acadia pay, as their defence broke down, for goal #3 with assists to Jason Cassidy and Jason Rinzler. STU would take a penalty at 10:24 but Acadia was unable to capitalize and the Tommies came back down the ice to pot one. Devan Praught and Max Chamberland fought for possession of the puck in the corner, drawing most of the Acadia players to them, then finding a wide open and all alone Corey Banfield in front of the net for the gift. After the goal they faced off the puck and Jason Rinzler scored 8 seconds later at 13:14 on a whoopsie by the Axemen to finish out the scoring. The Tommies would shut down Acadia the rest of the way.

Ben MacFarlane was the first star of the night while Maxim Chamberland and Corey Banfield both had 3 point nights. Tomorrow the men take on Dalhousie at 7 PM while the Ladies play UPEI at 2 PM. Both games are at the LBR. DG: Tommies enjoy shutout win

Apology Accepted

With our thanks, from Bill Hunt of the Daily Gleaner:

I owe the folks at an apology.

Recall last week's piece, if you will, in which we called to task the anonymous bloggers who want Mike Eagles removed as coach of the St. Thomas Tommies men's hockey team.

One of the guys who runs the site wrote to protest, saying that they "humbly attempt to provide a service for Tommies fans by providing a central 'clearinghouse' of information. We post links to Tommies-related newspaper articles (positive and negative). We post links to other websites of interest to Tommies fans (including the Daily Gleaner). And we do allow our faithful readers to comment on the articles and game recaps that they find on our site. It is a selection of these readers, or commentators, that have expressed their opinions on the future of the Tommies and the leadership of the men's program"¦"

It's semantics I guess, but in my mind, when you submit a comment to a "blog" you become a "blogger." The guys who operate the site beg to differ. They suggest those people are "commentators."

I defer to their definition. So it's not the bloggers who should shut up or own up, it's the "commentators."

And from the same column:
Let's face it. The last two "Battles of the Hill" haven't been worthy of the name, or the Roman Numeral Treatment or the tradition. And they won't be until the Tommies upgrade their talent level and make it a real rivalry again.

Firlotte can relate to Tommies' losing ways

From the Daily Gleaner:
Seventy shots was just another night at the office for [Kirk] Firlotte. The team didn't make the playoffs once. So he wonders if perhaps "things are blown out of proportion a little," now that the Tommies have been officially eliminated from the Atlantic University Sport playoff picture. "Last year, even the last two years I thought they did pretty well," he said. "They made it to the Final 4. I feel for Mike (coach Eagles) right now because at the end of the day, there are some people who are kind of pointing the finger at him, and I don't know if it's entirely fair. It's a hard job and it's a competitive market."

Pride on the line

Gleaner: Cassidy says it's important to play hard the rest of the way even though AUS playoffs are out of reach
But [Jason] Cassidy says the Tommies "have a lot to prove to Mike (Eagles) that we belong on this team and in this league. To play Acadia and get a win or two here this weekend would do big things for our confidence and give Mike an idea where the team sits and who he wants back next season."

Thursday 29 January 2009

Bowers heading back to AHL

Justin Bowers is going back to the AHL. He had been sent back down to the ECHL but not for long.

Dayton Bombers article:
This is the second call-up of the season for Bowers, who spent two weeks
with the Monsters earlier in the month, where he tallied a goal and an assist.

Bowers ranks third on the Bombers roster in scoring with 36 points
(12g,24a) this season. He has 21 PIM and a team high +12 rating. The Halifax,
Nova Scotia native most recently had a goal in Tuesday night’s game against
Elmira. He was also selected to the 2009 ECHL All-Star team, although he did not participate due to his first call-up.

Wednesday 28 January 2009

Tommies officially eliminated from playoff contention

STU fell 9-0 to the $quirrels. With Acadia's 2-1 overtime victory over Dalhousie tonight, the Axemen clinch the 6th and final playoff spot.

Daily Gleaner Article


Daily Gleaner Letter to the Editor, "Invest in STU's hockey team or administer last rites"

Clearly, now is the time for STU president Michael Higgins, the board of governors and all friends of the Tommies to sit down and review this program. Your students are disinterested, your alumni disheartened and your loyal fans disillusioned.

You must develop a vision and a commitment to your men's hockey program or call on poor Father Dolan to administer last rights.

The status quo is no longer an option. Your men's hockey team is now on life support and losing the battle.

STU recruits pair for next season

Gleaner: Murphy excited about prospect of adding 2 players to women's team at the university next season
The St. Thomas Tommies have started building on a solid Atlantic University Sport Women's Hockey Conference season by recruiting Katie Brewster and Courtney Fox for next season.

Left: Katie Brewster
Right: Courtney Fox

Sunday 25 January 2009

Tommies shut down Tigers

Julia Sharun lead her Lady Tommies into battle this afternoon against a hard charging Tigers team and was unbeatable. The game had big implications in the standings as STU had a 2 point lead over Dalhousie for 3rd in the conference. With the 2 to 0 shut out victory the Ladies keep pace with ST FX, who trimmed Moncton in overtime this afternoon.

The Tommies withstood a first period barrage by keeping the game scoreless, as the Tigers out shot STU 14 to 5. Jillan Coughlin opened the scoring at 12:36 of the 2nd period and the Tommies out shot Dal. 8 to 4, taking the one goal lead to the dressing room after 2 periods.

Lyse Rossignol added the insurance marker at 9:23 on the PP with the assists going to Kathleen Boyle and Dominique Bernier. Julia Sharun closed the door the rest of the way facing 23 shots for her first shut out victory of her AUS career. The Tommies fired 25 the other way. Official Site: Clean sweep in Halifax
With her 2 point performance today Lyse Rossignol has 20 points on the season, good for 6th place in the AUS. Jillan Coughlin's goal was her 4th game winner of the season, tied with 3 others for the most in the league. Julia Sharun is amongst the league leaders in all statistical categories including save percentage, wins, and minutes played. Photo Credit: Richard Lafortune. Full set of game photos at Richard Lafortune's Flickr page.

Saturday 24 January 2009

Tommies Math: T>X

The Tommies could have folded their tents after lasts night's disappointing 6-5 overtime loss to Saint Mary's but STU continues to show heart and desire despite a tumultuous season to date. Cheered on from throngs of exuberant students from Vanier and Rigby residences, the Tommies get the hard fought 5 to 4 win over X.

Max Chamberland led the attack with 2 goals and 2 assists on the night, though a game winning assist must be credited to the brightly glad and raucous students. Devon Praught opened the scoring for STU at 3:41 with the well placed wrist shot. However, X would tie the game at 12:37 and out shoot St Thomas 10 -5 in the first period.

The Tommies have struggled all season long on the PP but on this night STU's play with the man advantage would lead them to victory. Jason Cassidy's goal at 2:25 of the second would restore the advantage for the Tommies. As would be the case all evening long, St FX would tie the game at 14:04 with Sean Flinn taking full advantage of a defensive zone give away by STU.

Devan Praught opened the third with his second of the night with the grunt work done by Corey Banfield who followed the puck into the crease forcing Danny Battochio deep into his net, allowing Praught to finish off the scoring play. Once again X would knot the affair at 3 with a Bryce Swan laser beam past a screened Ben MacFarlane. STU continued to battle with Max Chamberland's first of the evening with the wrist shot from the side boards eluding the X goalie to once again restore the lead but the X-Men would not give up. With some good work by Brett Liscomb down low, the result was a great feed to a wide open Bryce Swan at the side of the net for the easy tap in tying marker. Despite the continued resiliency by X, the Tommies did not fold and once again regained their lead for good this time when Max Chamberland scored his second goal and fourth point of the night earning himself first star honours with the game winner at 14:46. Ben MacFarlane shut the door the rest of the way on route to a 34 save performance as the Tommies held on for the 5 to 4 victory. With the win STU climbs out of the basement over Dalhousie who were 4 to 1 losers at the hands of the $quirrels. Men's & Women's AUS roundup by HCH & DG: Tommies rewarded with Maxim effort

Lady Tommies defeat Huskies

The Lady Tommies beat Saint Mary's 4-1 in Halifax tonight. Check back tomorrow morning for the roundup, as the boxscore is not yet available. With the win, the Tommies are in sole possession of 3rd place as Moncton defeated Dalhousie 4-2, setting up tomorrow afternoon's matchup with Dalhousie at 3pm. The Tommies are 2 points back of 2nd place St. F-X, who play Moncton tomorrow. Official site story

The Tommies goal scorers were Jillian Couglin, Lucrece Nussbaum, Sarah Belmore, and Dominiqe Bernier. To the left, Dominique lets go with a hard blast. Photo Credit: Richard Lafourtune.

Friday 23 January 2009

Tommies +/-...+20...Huskies win.

I don't know if that title does any justice to anything. What does it really say? It says there were bright spots tonight and the Tommies will be doing battle again tomorrow night after bowing out to Saint Mary's 6 to 5 in overtime.

They boys came out ready to fight and it showed when Ryan Murphy scored a highlight reel goal at 1:35 by walking around several Huskies before depositing the puck behind Brandon Verge with a nifty move. Assists to Justin Roy and Brad Gallant. Goal #2 was scored by Jason Cassidy on a goal mouth scramble with Wes Welcher and Jason Rinzler getting the helpers. Before the first was over STU went up three when Andrew Estey made all the right moves after the feed from Brad Gallant. 3 to zip for the good guys after 1 period.

Second period roles around and the Tommies fall two men down after successive penalties to Wes Welcher and Bryan Main. SMU scores. St. Thomas gets a 50 second power play opportunity and Jason Rinzler bangs one in from the side of the net with 1 second left in the PP. Jason Cassidy with the good feed and Welcher with his second helper on the night get the assists. 4 to 1 for the good guys heading to the third.

Third period comes and the first 6:23 goes along alright but at this time Erick Tremblay gets a protocol violation penalty. OK, SMU scores on the PP. The Tommies come right back 13 seconds later when Devan Praught feeds Corey Banfield who does a little shake and bake to regain the 3 goal margin. This is where the fun really starts. SMU takes a penalty but it is negated a few seconds into it when Bryan Main "hooks" a streaking Husky player. OK. He also gets a 10 minute misconduct. OK. Ryan Lehr gets a "holding" call at 10:27. SMU scores on the 2 man advantage at 12:13 but not before Brad Gallant gets a high sticking call at 11:30. SMU scores at 13:19. With the one goal lead, the Tommies clamp down. At 18:49 Erick Tremblay gets called for "Cross checking". OK. SMU pulls Verge. SMU scores with 17 seconds left. We are going to overtime.

In the extra frame Keith Wynn gets called for "interference" at 36 seconds. SMU scores at 1:29 for the win.

Here is what I can tell you. STU had 3 minutes and 6 seconds of PP time on 3 opportunities and scored 1 goal on 1 shot.

SMU had 17 minutes and 39 seconds of PP time on 14 opportunities and scored 6 goals on 29 shots.

SMU outshot STU 60 to 15. Ben MacFarlane took the loss in the STU nets while playing a great game.

Daily Gleaner: Huskies nip Tommies in OT

STUTOMMIES.COM gets some "Gleaner" love? Our response...

In today's Daily Gleaner, Bill Hunt mentioned us in his article "Anonymous vultures are circling for Eagles"

We feel it is important to respond to certain inaccuracies and ambiguities in the article. Below is a copy of our email to Mr. Hunt:
Dear Mr. Hunt,

My name is Dan, and I am one of the creators/contributors to the website, which you addressed in your column of Friday, January 23rd "Anonymous Vultures are circling for Eagles". I do want to sincerely thank you for the publicity, however I also need to respond to clarify a few points you made in the article. This letter is also being posted on

The most spurious claim of your article is that - "the bloggers" - want head coach Mike Eagles' "head on a platter", due to the difficulties of this year's mens' hockey squad. Nothing could be further from the truth. As you mentioned in your opening paragraph, the website is a place for Tommies fans to congregate. And yes, sometimes to cry. We humbly attempt to provide a service for Tommies fans by providing a central "clearinghouse" of information. We post links to Tommies related newspaper articles (positive and negative). We post links to other websites of interest to Tommies fans (including the Daily Gleaner). And we do allow our faithful readers to comment on the articles and game recaps that they find on our site. It is a selection of these readers, or commenters, that have expressed their opinions on the future of the Tommies and the leadership of the mens' program. These comments can come from anyone, be they Tommie fans, $quirrels, the media... anyone at all. It should go without saying that the opinions of our site visitors do not necessarily reflect those of We do not edit our comments, except for profanity, vulgarity or personal attacks - which, it should be noted, are few, thanks to the civility of our guests.

We,, support the hockey programs - mens and womens - of St. Thomas University unequivocally. Win or lose, no matter the players, coaches, leadership in place, we support our teams.

To the subject of anonymity, we agree. We are anonymous. Why? Because the site is not about us. It's about STU. We do not seek attention. And being anonymous, we do not pretend to be journalists. We do not "break stories". We do not engage in rumour-mongering. We simply provide a central source of information, and some occasional cheerleading, for the Tommies.

One final point of clarification. We at are completely independent. Your capitalization of the "F" in "Friends" may have been an editorial error, or intentional. It's not for us to say. But we are not affiliated in any way with the Friends of STU Hockey. We do provide a link to the CKTP radio broadcasts, and play-by-play announcer Randy Corey provides live updates from the road. Neither he nor the station are affiliated with the website in any way. Tommies player and Journalism student Jason Cassidy has agreed to repost his Aquinian articles on However, neither he nor the Aquinian are affiliated with our website.

We appreciate your coverage of local sports, university hockey and the Tommies. However, we respectfully ask that you take the next available opportunity to clarify and correct the inaccuracies and ambiguities in this particular column.


STU to establish sporting shrine

From today's Daily Gleaner:
Nominations for the first class of Wall of Famers may be submitted to While it's not firmly established as a criteria, [athletic director Mike] Eagles believes the first crop will acknowledge and reflect STU's Miramichi roots.

St. Thomas' roots can be traced to St. Thomas College, a secondary school and junior college founded by Basiilian Fathers in Chatham in 1910. St. Thomas relocated to Fredericton in 1964 and now has a student population of 2500 and a faculty of 120 full-time staff.

Thursday 22 January 2009

Fear of Failure

Originally print in The Aquinian on 01/20/09

I have noticed that everyone seems to have this big plan in their heads for themselves.

“I’m going to be the best, most spectacularly extraordinary, successful and rich person when I grow up”.

It’s as simple as that.

We are setting ourselves up to believe that anything less than perfection is failure.

Pop culture gives us the impression that those who are failures are generally poor, powerless, unpopular and physically unattractive. With this, we have created a culture of fear and avoidance of failure.

It’s quite evident in athletes. Like it or not, we are all afraid to make mistakes. Some athletes are so plagued by the thought of coach yanking me after a missed opportunity they lose all focus.
Many athletes hinder their potential by focusing on avoiding mistakes instead of believing in their ability.

One could argue that this fear illustrates your passion and care for sport.
You want to be successful and portray yourself as this wonderful gift from God.

However, I think people portray this image because they’re looking for social approval. They need to be confirmed and validated in society to show their dedication.

Let’s face it; we want the approval and respect of our peers. Whether you have been an athlete for only a short while or have been into sports for 30 years, the fear of letting others down can lead to substandard performances.

Then I wonder. Do you compete for yourself or for others around you?

It’s a tough question. Many people find it difficult to admit that they actually compete to gain acceptance from their teammates, family members, coaches, and so on.

Doubt has got to be the number one killer of confidence. Pessimistic or perfectionists tend to hold onto doubts, essentially dragging down their mind and effecting performance.

Think about it, you’re preparing to play the top team in your league and the first thing you say is, “how are we going to beat these guys tonight?” Before the competition has even begun, we are looking for answers.

To put it all into perspective, Failure is inevitable. It is an essential part of life that we cannot avoid.

It gives motivation to overcome difficult challenges. It shows you exactly what you’re doing wrong and forces you to take ownership over your problems.

It teaches you to be determined and committed to your dreams. It forces you to persevere.

So persevere already.


Davis focusing on staying upbeat

From the Daily Gleaner:
"We're obviously in a rebuilding mode, and Andrew [Andricopoulos] has been an impact player for us," said Tommies' coach Mike Eagles. "Obviously, he's going to be a very good player in the long term here. We're very happy he's with us and he's doing a good job for us. We need more players of that calibre at all positions."

Wednesday 21 January 2009

Tommies' situation nowhere near as dire as were the Mounties

From the Daily Gleaner:

Let's face it, fans of the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds have never had it so good, with a nationally ranked team coming off a national title in 2007 and a near miss at the nationals last season after a record-smashing season in the Atlantic Conference.

Tommies fans, by their very definition, are annoyed by that. They look at those "dirty squirrels" sitting atop the perch that is the Atlantic Conference yet again, exasperated by the fact their guys can't win for trying and are essentially out of a playoff spot with about a month left in the schedule.

They lament because the Battle of the Hill has become a mere skirmish for the V-Reds who haven't lost to their arch-rivals since October 2006, a stretch covering 17 games counting exhibitions.

It's fair to say there's no better rivalry in the conference when the two teams are competitive. There's a long history of packed crowds at both venues. I can still remember the chants: "Squirrels" from one side. "STU-pids'' from the other.

Tuesday 20 January 2009

Tommies program appears left behind in AUS hockey evolution

From the Daily Gleaner:

Everywhere I went the rest of the week folks wanted to talk about the Tommies. Even at a basketball game, a couple of people were talking Tommies.

The good news for the Tommies is that they are still so much in the hearts of the community that so many people care.

The bad news is that very few of these folks were optimistic about the STU hockey program going forward from where we are today.

Monday 19 January 2009

Grand Falls resident's labour of love

Former STU goaltender Gary Smith - mask maker, author

From the Telegraph Journal:

"If not for better masks, goalies couldn't come out and just drop (down and face shots),'' Smith said. "There have been different types of innovation and equipment. Today, goalies are athletes. They're not as flaky. You look back and guys like Gerry Cheevers smoked and Gump Worsley wasn't exactly a specimen.

"They played on instinct and they all had their own styles and masks, and that was all part of the package. Today, it's much more of a science.''

Sunday 18 January 2009

Panthers get it done versus STU

The Tommies' long season continued this afternoon at the LBR as they entertained the UPEI Panthers. The Tommies came out strong early in the game, but special teams for UPEI were STU's undoing in the first period, as Justin Donati scored on the powerplay at 6:44 to make it 1-0. Then at 10:40 goaltender Matt Davis mishandled a puck bounce off the back boards and Panthers captain Rick Steadman was in prime position to make him pay, depositing the easy backhand into the net for a shorthanded goal and a 2-0 Panthers lead.

Ryan Murphy gave Tommies fans some hope, pulling STU to within a goal after a nice feed from Maxim Chamberland at 3:36 of the 2nd period, but the Panthers connected again on the powerplay with a blistering Howie Martin wristshot at 5:41. UPEI rounded out the second period scoring with an Iain McPhee point shot to make it 4-1.
Neither team would score in the third period, and the Panthers leave Fredericton with a 4-1 victory over STU, who fall to 2-14-3 on the season.

Next up for the Tommies - a pair of weekend tilts against Nova Scotia opponents at the LBR; Saint Mary's on Friday night and St. F-X on Saturday night. Both games are 7:00 pm starts.

Daily Gleaner: Trying times for the Tommies

Saturday 17 January 2009

Tommies fight back to win

You win some, you lose some. Last night the Tommies lose a heart breaker to Moncton, tonight they win a thriller versus Saint Mary's. And what a game it was with the Tommies scoring 2 late third period goals to tie and then the overtime winner for the 4 to 3 victory.

The Huskies came out gunning in this one and took the lead in the first period on the PP at 14:20. They out shot the Tommies 12 to 8. The second period rolled around and once again SMU was the only goal scorer as their power play clicked again early at 1:06 to see STU down 2 goals.

The third period started off in St Thomas' favour when Sarah Belmore scored at 6:12 on the PP but SMU regained the two goal cushion with just over 3 minutes to play when they scored their third PP goal of the night. Things didn't get any better for the Green and Gold when Kayla Blackmore took an interference call at 17:33. Down 2 goals and one player the seemingly impossible happened next. Michelle Goguen scored short handed at 18:21 to cut the lead to one and then with Julia Sharun on the bench for the extra attacker and with only seconds left on the clock, former Huskie, now Tommie, Lyse Rossignol scores to tie the game!!

With the momentum on their side the Tommies won the game in OT when Nicole Dube took the Caroline Hammerheim feed at 2:20. Huge comeback. Julia Sharun snags the victory from the clutches of defeat facing 23 shots while STU fired 34 at the Huskies. The win keeps St. Thomas in a tie for second with ST FX who beat PEI 10 -2.

HCH AUS Roundup
Daily Gleaner: Dramatic Tommies' comeback

Live Blog: STU @ UdeM 5-3 Moncton win

Considering the Tommies' awful start to the 2nd half and their slim-to-none playoff hopes rapidly evaporating, it's good to see they haven't packed it in for the season. Overall, a good effort tonight and an exciting game. Devan Praught tied the game on the powerplay - the 3rd goal on the night with the man advantage. Unfortunately, Jean-Philippe Paquet's shorthanded shot from center fooled Ben MacFarlane to make it 4-3, then Mathieu Berube scored the empty netter in the dying seconds for a 5-3 final. STU hosts UPEI tomorrow at 3pm at the LBR, with the game on CKTP.Thanks again for reading, and listening.
Posted by Randy Corey at 9:51 PM

Live Blog: STU @ UdeM 2nd Intermission

Another pretty good period for the Tommies starting with a beautiful give and go power play goal by Devan Praught from Jason Cassidy. Moncton stepped it up after falling behind and Nicolas Laplante took advantage of a deflected Jean-Phillippe Paquet point shot to tie it up. The Tommies had some quality scoring chances in the 2nd, but couldn't capitalize. A one-timer from Ian Girard, that he fanned on a bit threw off MacFarlane's timing as he came across the crease and it got by him for Moncton's 3rd goal. Shots 12-10 for UdeM, 24-16 overall. 3-2 Moncton after 2.
Posted by Randy Corey at 8:26 PM

Live Blog: STU @ UdeM 1st Intermission

That's the best period of hockey from the Tommies since the 2nd half began. Not to say that STU didn't have its issues in the defensive zone, but they had a few quality scoring chances, including one that Maxime Chamberland inexplicably rang off the goal post, but the Tommies made up for it not long after with Wes Welcher's goal, a beauty setup from Andricopoulos and Gallant. 1-1 after 1.
Posted by Randy Corey at 7:38 PM

Live Blog: STU @ UdeM Warmups

The teams are on the ice for warmups at the J. Louis Levesque Arena. After coming in in relief on Wednesday, Ben MacFarlane (0-4, 4.03, .895) gets the start for the Tommies. Pier-Alexandre Marion (2-1, 2.48, .903) gets the nod for the Blue Eagles. Kevin Lachance gets a night off after beating UNB last night and breaking Moncton's 6 game losing streak. Matt Foster, Mitch Price and Guillaume Misczak are scratches for STU. The Tommies' struggles have already been well documented. They'll certainly be happy for some offense tonight. It's been nearly 8 periods since STU's last goal, from Max Chamberland at 0:23 of the 2nd period of last Friday's 10-2 loss to Saint Mary's. Game time is 7pm on 95.7 CKTP and online at Posted by Randy Corey at 6:40 PM

STU denied in shootout

Photo Credit: Viktor Pivovarov / Times & Transcript

Daily Gleaner Article / Times & Transcript Article
The nationally seventh-ranked Universite de Moncton Aigles Bleus needed a shootout to edge the St. Thomas Tommies 2-1 in AUS Women's Hockey Conference action Friday night at the J. Louis Levesque Arena.

Wednesday 14 January 2009

$quirrels blank Tommies 8-0

Tommie fans, usually we would provide a full game recap and win or lose, spin the positive from the Tommies' performance. Tonight's positives...

Tommies fall 8-0 to the $quirrels. Check back in the morning, we'll post the complete dissection from tomorrow's Gleaner.

We know you're hurting, fellow Tommie fans. So are we. But don't stop believing. This too shall pass.

01/15 Daily Gleaner: Tommies left Red-faced

Tommies need to rebound for many reasons

David Ritchie's Daily Gleaner Column:
[Mike] Eagles is a former coach of the year in both the AUS and CIS, so it's not like he suddenly doesn't know how to relate. The school itself is limited population-wise and hasn't got as varied an academic program as some, but that's always been the case.

Successful recruiting, says Eagles, is all about out-working the other guy. "We have to talk to more kids because what we offer as a school is not for everybody,'' he says. "It's on me. I just have to do a better job. I know that.''

Hard-work doesn't intimidate Eagles. That's why he doesn't buy into the notion that assuming duties as athletic director to go along with coaching in September has had a negative effect on the hockey program. "I'm prepared to do the work,'' he says. It remains to be seen if the power-brokers at the school are of the same opinion.

On the rebound

In today's Daily Gleaner:
"We didn't really point fingers at each other. We all looked at ourselves in the mirror and accepted some of the blame for what happened," said second-year winger Max Chamberland after the Tommies were embarrassed 10-2 by the Saint Mary's Huskies and 10-0 by the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in a pair of Atlantic University Sport Men's Hockey Conference mismatches.

"We're proud to be part of this program and we want to see it be successful," Chamberland said. "Obviously, we're mad after a weekend like that."

Tuesday 13 January 2009

Wide disparity between haves and have-nots in university hockey

Mike Power's article in today's Gleaner. Likely just the beginning of many questions being asked after this past weekend:
If STU crashes like that, if this season continues into next season, can St. Thomas do what has to be done? Does STU have the resources to do it even if it wanted to?

STU is limited in courses it can offer a recruit. It is waiting for a new rink not knowing when or if the city will get it done and have to compete with the 400-pound gorilla up at the Aitken Centre when trying to land a prize recruit.

And this is about more than a coach. It's bigger than one guy. This is about the AUS world moving and STU being slow to keep up. It's a culture of the program and school thing.

STU is fast approaching the time when it has to decide for hockey. Does it want to be Mount A and admit it can't do it?

Rossignol co-female athlete of the week

Shares the award with basketballer Jasmine Parent. Daily Gleaner Sports Digest:
[New Maryland's Lyse] Rossignol had the game winning goal for STU in Saturday's win over UdeM and added an assist as STU lost 4-3 in overtime to Dalhousie on Sunday.

Chabot Memorial Game Wednesday at LBR

From today's Daily Gleaner:

More importantly, of course, the game honours the memory of [Lou] Chabot, the 22-year-old defenceman who died while on spring break in Long Island, N.Y. in 1990. Chabot had just finished his second season with the Tommies. From an academic standpoint, he also made the dean's list of the school.

Chabot's mother, Pauline, will be on hand to drop the first puck as she has for many of these games.

And the Friends of the Tommies will be holding a reception at the Rigby Hall in the Forest Hill Residence from 5 to 6:30 tomorrow night.

Sunday 11 January 2009

Tigers trim Tommies in OT

It was another close game this afternoon at the LBR and the Lady Tommies came within 3 seconds of pushing the game to a shoot out. It wasn't to be and Dalhousie came away with a hard fought 4 to 3 win.

STU started off strong when Kyla Blackmore scored her first of 2 goals at 8:11 of the opening frame with assists to Bernier and Rossignol. A few minutes later they went up by 2 goals when Sarah Belmore converted on the pass from Duguay and Hammerhiem. The Tigers replied shortly after on the PP and cut the lead in half. The Ladies out shot Dal. 14 to 4.

There was no scoring in the second period and the shots favoured STU 13 to 10. Kayla Blackmore would get her 2nd goal of the game from Lucrece Nussbaum in the third but penalty trouble would be STU's ultimate undoing on this day. The Tommies had players in the box for both of the Tigers goals in the fianl period and the game winner with 3 seconds left in OT. Final shots on goal were 38 to 30 in favour of the Tommies. Julia Sharun takes the tough loss in net.

With the 3 points given out today from this game and ST FX ending Moncton's unbeaten season in the other, the Tommies sit tied with Dalhousie for 3rd with 16 points, one back of ST FX. All and all a good weekend taking 3 of a possible 4 points from tough opponents. Game Story from Official site

Saturday 10 January 2009

Big win for Tommies versus X

The Lady Tommies needed a big effort this afternoon against reigning AUS champion St FX and that is exactly what they got. STU improved their home record to 6 and 1 with a 3 to 2 win versus the X-Women. The win jumps the Tommies into a second place tie with X.

The Green and Gold didn't start off very well as X scored the first goal and out shot the Tommies 15 to 1 in the first period. Coach Murphy must have filled their ears with a heart felt motivational speech because a different team showed up to play the second.

Lyse Rossignol from Kayla Blackmore scored at 11:17 for the only goal of the second frame. The X-Women out shot STU 14 to 12. The Tommies kept pressing into the third and were rewarded at 5:25 on the PP as Dominique Bernier from Jessica Holt and Lyse Rossignol gave them the lead for good. While X was still trying to figure out what had just hit them Catherine Boudreau scored 26 seconds later unassisted to widen the margin to two. The X-Women would score one more at 13:16 on the PP to make it interesting but Julia Sharun held the fort as she faced 11 shots in the third. Overall the shots favoured X 40-21 but only 25 to 20 in the final two periods. The Tommies are at home tomorrow afternoon to 3rd place Dalhousie who sit 1 point behind STU. Game time at the LBR is 2 PM. Good luck Ladies. HCH AUS Men's & Women's Roundup

Tommies lose by a touchdown and a field goal

Thanks to Randy Corey for the blogs this weekend. It couldn't have been easy.

Live Blog: STU @ ST F-X 10-0 X-Men win

What's left to say? A tough weekend for the Green and Gold. 4 more goals in the third make it a 10-0 final. Thanks for reading and for listening. Next up - UNB on Wednesday night for the Lou Chabot Memorial Game at the LBR at 7pm.

Posted by Randy Corey at 9:43 PM

Live Blog: STU @ ST F-X 2nd Intermission

A game that looked like it was showing some promise for STU has unfortunately turned into another disappointing game. Not for lack ofeffort, but the Tommies are simply outmatched by St. F-X who are on a roll right now. Brett Robertson scored a nice breakaway goal to make it 2-0, then Brett Liscomb cashed in for a 3-0 lead, at which point you could almost hear the expulsion of air as the Tommies hopes deflated. Chris Hulit has since added the natural hat trick to make it 6-0. Shots on goal 22-10 for X in the 2nd, 34-18 overall.

Posted by Randy Corey at 8:35 PM

Live Blog: STU @ ST F-X 1st Intermission

1-0 X-Men after 20. A much better effort from the Tommies so far. Jeff Caron's PP goal at 6:32 is all so far, in all fairness, a weak call against Scott Judson. The X-Men are running into injury trouble, with both Phil Mangan and Rob Warner going down. Warner is still at the side of the St. F-X bench being attended to. 12-8 shots on goal for X.

Posted by Randy Corey at 7:44 PM

Live Blog: STU @ ST F-X Warmups

Warmups are underway here in Antigonish. Guillaume Misczak (0-1, 6.82,.848) is starting for STU. I'm afraid I didn't see who led X onto the ice, though Ryan Aschaber (0-0, 1.37, .958) is getting the bulk of the warmup time so I'm going to speculate he'll start. Tune in to the broadcast to find out, I guess. Jeremy Turgeon, David Crossman and Ben MacFarlane are sitting tonight for the Tommies.

Posted by Randy Corey at 6:37 PM

On the Road with the Tommies

It's Saturday morning, we're in Dartmouth waiting to head to Antigonish for tonight's game at X. In case you haven't been scoreboard watching, X beat Moncton last night 4-0 for their second win in a row this half. So things won't get any easier for the Tommies on this trip.My mea culpa now... My apologies for those who were expecting a post game blog last night. A bit of miscommunication between myself and the webmaster. All the more reason to tune in for the broadcasts, right? It was a long night all around, from the ice to the press box. That being said, it's a new day and I'm sure we can expect a better effort tonight. Game time is 7pm on 95.7 FM CKTP and online at

EDIT by STUTOMMIES.COM: As mentioned in the comments below, I dropped the ball last night and would like to apologize to the readers of the site.

Posted by Randy Corey at 11:24 AM

Friday 9 January 2009

Tommies feel Huskies bite

Post game: Tommies 2 - Huskies 10

The third period started out well with Max Chamberland scoring at the 23 second mark to give fans hope of a comeback but the wheels soon came off the wagon. The Huskies would score 2 more goals to push Matt Davis from net around the five minute mark of the period. Ben MacFarlane would come in as relief but SMU buried three more by him. Final shots were 42 to 17 in favour of Saint Mary's. The Tommies will try to regroup and head to Antigonish to play the X-Men tomorrow night. HCH article

We also got word tonight that Justin Bowers has been called up to the AHL's Lake Erie (Cleveland) Monsters. Congrats to JB. DG Story

Thank you to Randy Corey for the blog and we look forward to reading and listening to the game tomorrow night.

Live Blog: STU @ SMU 2nd Intermission

Another tough period for the Tommies. STU played well the first 5 minutes of the 2nd, but another power play goal by Cody Thornton deflated any comeback hopes. Andricopoulos and Wynn got tangled up in their own zone leading to Colby Pridham's goal to make it 5-0, but the Tommies ended the period on a positive note with Jason Cassidy's power play goal.

I appreciate all of you with the fortitude to stick around for the 3rd period. I hope to be back with another live blog tomorrow night at St. F-X.

Posted by Randy Corey at 8:34 PM

Live Blog: STU @ SMU 1st Intermission

The Tommies making too many mental mistakes in the 1st period. Jon Howse, Cody Thornton on the power play and Scott Hotham after Keith Wynn put it right on his stick. The Tommies had a couple of chances on the power play, but it was unfortunately short-lived after Davis' delay of game penalty. Though in Matt's defense, he had to scramble after the Tommie defenders allowed Kyle Doucet to sneak by them for a near breakaway. Tommies start the 2nd on PK, 30 seconds remaining in that delay of game call. I'll be back in the 2nd intermission.

Posted by Randy Corey at 7:47 PM

Live Blog: STU @ SMU Warmups

Pregame Warmups are underway at the Forum. Cory Chipman (0-0, 5.28, .833) led the Huskies onto the ice so it appears he'll start and be backed up by Brandon Verge. Matt Davis (2-7, 5.46, .854) starts for STU, with Ben MacFarlane on the bench. A couple of notable scratches for Saint Mary's. Andrew White, a first year Huskie, is not in the lineup. If memory serves, I read last week that he has returned to Junior A. If someone out there can confirm that, feel free to email me at randycorey(at) Also, steady defenseman David MacDonald is scratched for SMU. I can only assume he's injured. I'll try to confirm and let you know on the broadcast. 25 minutes 'til game time, back in the 1st intermission.

Posted by Randy Corey at 6:36 PM

Live Blog: STU @ SMU

We're in Halifax at the Forum to kick off the 2nd half of the AUS season with the Tommies visiting Saint Mary's Huskies. Tonight's game starts at 7pm, broadcast live on 95.7 FM CKTP and online at The Tommies are in 7th place at 2-9-3 7pts, 10 points behind 6th place Acadia, who have a game in hand and play UNB tonight. I haven't heard for sure but I believe Matt Davis will get the start tonight for STU, backed up by Ben MacFarlane. Guillaume Misczak, Matt Foster and David Crossman are the scratches tonight. Saint Mary's is tied for 1st place with UNB and Moncton, and I would expect them to come out with an extra jump in their step tonight after dropping a 4-3 decision to X on Wednesday night. The Tommies will want to stay out of the penalty box tonight. SMU has registered 6 goals on 19 power plays in the teams' two first half meetings, a 6-5 OT loss at the LBR on Oct. 25th and a 5-2 defeat here at the Forum on Nov. 22nd. Hope you'll tune in tonight. Next update after warmups. Posted by Randy Corey at 6:00 PM

Thursday 8 January 2009

Between the Lines

Tommie Fans,

My name is Jason Cassidy and it's an honour to have been invited to contribute to the site. While studying journalism at St. Thomas, I write a bi-weekly column that is published in the school newspaper, The Aquinian.

For those who are unable to pick up a copy around campus, I will be posting my articles here to give you a bit more insight into the life of a student athlete.

I want to thank STUTOMMIES.COM for giving me this opportunity and I welcome any feedback or concerns from the readers.

Enjoy the second half of the season,

Jason Cassidy


Originally Printed in The Aquinian on 09/16/2008

I often wonder where I would be today if sports were not apart of my life. Would I be in New Brunswick attending St. Thomas? Would I be completing a degree in journalism? Would I be writing for the Aquinian? Probably not!

More importantly, where would I be today without the relationships I have formed and the experiences I have shared with such wonderful individuals?

Athletes are bread to win championships. It is instilled into their mind at a very young age that winning is everything.

Though I am quite certain that once the journey is over, and it becomes time to call it a career, most athletes will remember the friendships. The experiences they have gained and the appreciation of teamwork they shared with others.

Memories last a lifetime. Very cliché, but memories shape an individual and help to guide them through the trial and error periods throughout life.

The sporting world is extremely cut throat and you can be sure it will throw many challenges in your way. It is important to understand how to channel those experiences to improve yourself not only as an athlete, but as a person.

This column will explore the many highs and lows that my fellow St. Thomas athletes and I have endured, and how those challenges have shaped us as individuals. Please be sure to send in your feedback and share the ever lasting memories that have changed you as a person!

25,000 hits... and growing

Wow. Hard to believe how far STUTOMMIES.COM has come since first going online just over 3 years ago. At around 2:45 yesterday afternoon, we had our 25,000th visitor to the site, and over 8,000 since we unveiled the new format last July. Thanks to everyone who has made STUTOMMIES.COM a regular part of your Internet surfing routine. Remember to tell your fellow Tommie fans about the site, and of course you can subscribe to our site feed with the link on the sidebar so you'll be notified of updates as they happen. We're hoping to continue growing with new features in 2009 including the introduction of another new contributor to the site in the days to come, so keep visiting!

Go Tommies Go!

Olympic Bound Tommie Attends MPL Nations Cup

From the Official STU Womens' Site:

Lucrece (Lukie) Nussbaum, a 22 year-old Women’s Hockey Tommie, battled hard for her homeland when she joined the Swiss National team at the MPL Nations Cup (formerly known as the Air Canada Cup) held in Ravensburg, Germany.

After three games, Nussbaum finished 2nd in scoring for Defense in the tournament and 7th overall in scoring. Remarkably, she also led her team in scoring from the defense position. She is happy with the team’s results at the tournament noting that while they didn’t finish as high in the standings as they would have wished, the coaches had the opportunity to try new line combinations for the upcoming World Champioships in Finland.

During her 2007-2008 season with the Tommies, Lukie took home the Top Defensive Player award and also assisted the Swiss National team in a monumental way. Nussbaum’s strong skills helped the Swiss team qualify for the 2010 Olympics to be held in Vancouver. Spectators need not worry, in the interim the top performer will continue to make the Tommies proud with her strong work ethic and dedication to the team.

Lou Chabot Game and Alumni & Friends Reception

From STU Alumni Page:
Come and cheer on the St. Thomas Men’s Hockey Tommies on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 7:00 pm at the Lady Beaverbrook Rink for the annual Lou Chabot Memorial Game against the University of New Brunswick.

Chabot, a well-loved defenseman for the Tommies and a Dean's List student, died suddenly in 1990 at the age of 22. The memorial game is held annually to honour his memory. Advanced tickets for the game will be sold in the lobby of the J.B. O’Keefe Fitness Centre on the following dates:

• Tuesday, January 13 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
• Wednesday, January 14 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The box office at the Lady Beaverbrook Rink will open at 5:30 pm on the afternoon of the game.

Alumni & Friends Reception

Prior to the game, there will be an Alumni & Friends Reception from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the St. Thomas University Forest Hill Conference Centre (Pine Room) at 368 Forest Hill Road.

Our guests of honour will be Lou's mother, Pauline Chabot, and family members.

Share memories, connect with former classmates and raise a glass in honour of Lou, a remarkable individual. We look forward to seeing you. Refreshments will be provided.

To help Alumni plan appropriately, please RSVP your attendance at the reception at 506-452-0521 or

NOTE: If you would like to reserve your seat at the Beaverbrook Rink prior to attending the reception, you may do so at 4:30 p.m. We will have someone at the “Beav” to ensure that your seat is not taken while you are at the reception. Game tickets will be available for purchase at the reception ($8 Adults $5 Seniors). Parking passes at the LBR will also be available for those attending the reception.
Check out the Lou Chabot Memorial Page

Tuesday 6 January 2009

AUS on TV?

From Mike Power at the Daily Gleaner:

And there was a time when St. Thomas and UNB were on a par in just about all things to do with sports.
Now if you came to town without knowing the history and sized up the respective athletic programs at the two schools, you wouldn't see many similarities.
When one school brings in a guy like Dave Morell just to run promotions and community relations and the other uses one man to do the heavy jobs of varsity men's hockey coach and athletic director, well, they choose their own path and how they want to walk it.
And more...
Wouldn't it be great if UNB or STU playing hockey at St. FX or basketball at
Saint Mary's was on the television? I mean, it's 2009. Look at what technology
can do.
What do you think of the job STU does promoting its teams? Discuss in the comments.

Saturday 3 January 2009

Exhibition: Third period "Blues" do in Tommies

The Tommies were back in action on Saturday night for the first time after the long Christmas layoff, visiting les Aigles Bleu at the J. Louis Levesque Arena in Moncton.

Both teams played even over the first few minutes of the first, but then the Blue Eagles took advantage of the Tommies' tentative play and began to carry the play. Moncton outshot STU 9-1 over the first 10 minutes of the period, and opened the scoring at 9:06 as Corey Banfield lost control of the puck in front of his own net and Remi Gautreau took advantage, beating starter Matt Davis for the 1-0 Moncton lead. The Blue Eagles continued to carry the play throughout the first frame, although the Tommies caught a break in the waning moments. With Alexandre Soucy serving a too many men on the ice penalty for Moncton, new Tommie Andrew Andricopoulos drove down the left wing side, threw the puck on net, and the disc found its way behind Pier-Alexandre Marion as time expired. The teams would head to the dressing rooms tied at a goal apiece. The Blue Eagles outshot the Tommies 11-7 over the first 20 minutes of play.

The Tommies seemed to find their legs in the second period. At 1:30 of the middle stanza, Corey Banfield fed a pass from behind the net to Maxime Chamberland, whose backhand would put STU up 2-1. Moncton would extinguish the lead at 9:28, on a delayed penalty against the Tommies, Marc-Andre Bureau showed off his soft hands after a rush down the right wing, putting the puck behind Davis to even things up. Davis would then give up the crease to Ben MacFarlane, as Coach Mike Eagles' plan was to play both his goalies on this night. Just 36 seconds after Moncton's equalizer, Jeremy Turgeon beat Marion with a nice hard wrist shot to re-establish the lead for the Green and Gold. Moncton outshot the Tommies 14-11 in the second for a 25-18 lead thus far, but STU took the one goal lead into the break.

The Tommies would, however, fall back to their bad habits of the first period as the third got underway. At 5:07 Guillaume Parenteau was in position to take advantage of a short-side bounce off the back wall, and deposited the puck top shelf past MacFarlane to tie the game at 3-3. Moncton would take the lead at 10:26 after MacFarlane made the initial pad save off a Remi Doucet shot, but the big rebound went straight to the stick of Patrick Lockyer who found the back of the yawning cage for a 4-3 Blue Eagles advantage. The Tommies continued to battle, however, evening the score once again as Devan Praught was "johnny-on-the-spot" in the crease, taking advantage of a Corey Banfield rush with the tap-in to make it 4-4. But STU would not taste victory on this night, as a pair of Blue Eagles goals from Ian Girard at 12:49 and Guillaume Parenteau with his 2nd at 14:21 would put the game out of reach. The Tommies would pull back within a goal at 15:06 as Wes Welcher re-directed an Andrew Andricopoulos point shot to make it 6-5, but at 17:36, with the Tommies shorthanded, Erick Tremblay gave the puck away in the defensive zone and Remi Doucet was left alone to score the easy insurance goal. Final score 7-5 in favour of Moncton. The Blue Eagles outshot the Tommies 40-28 on the night.

Notes: Brian Soso is no longer with the Tommies. Andrew Andricopoulos impressed in his first action with STU, scoring a goal and adding two helpers. The Tommies are back in action as the regular season resumes Friday night (Jan 9th) @ St. Mary's.

Friday 2 January 2009

Sunday's STU-UPEI Exhibition Game Cancelled

From Official STU site:
The men’s hockey exhibition game scheduled for Sunday, January 4th at 7
pm between St. Thomas and UPEI has been cancelled. With classes resuming
January 5th and the regular season resuming on January 9th, both teams believe it was in their best interest to cancel the game.