Saturday 31 January 2009

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.

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