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


  1. What a great game and win for the Green and Gold.Hopefully will carry over tonight against the Tigers.
    It's a good night when STU wins and the Oilers win.

  2. lol, Tommies are like the Leafs and my hometown Kingston Frontenacs, wait till they are mathematically eliminated or close to it to play their best games of the year. I think its time tonite for one of those old school 4 Point Weekends like the Tommies used to do!

    ~Tommies VIdeo Guy~