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


  1. it was quite the effort, the boys really wanted to win. Did you see the post game hug Ben McFarlane after, it was like they won the Stanley Cup. With only 3 games to go in my video career (for now, still playoff hoping) its an effort that makes me proud to be a part of the team.

    Vanier and Rigby rocked the house tonite tho! It was loud and insane and it defenitly helped us. If only my Chatham house or Harrington had come, would have even been louder.

  2. Great effort boys. The offense was explosive tonight and the Tommies deserved it.

    Keep it going, and we'll see you Wednesday!

  3. THat was a great game and they are only 11 points out and I will not give up till the fat lady sings and neither will they.
    That was a real gritty,determined and hard working team which is what STU hockey represents.3 out of 4 points is a good weekend.
    It was great to see Vanier{my former Dwelling place}and Rigby Hall out in full force.I am sure made a diference.It would be great to see something like that for Wednesday and rest of the season.
    I look for Ben to be athlete of the week .
    OIl slick

  4. Time to give up, fat lady