Sunday 4 October 2009

Tommies over Sacred Heart 5 to 3

The Tommies return to Fredericton with a weekend split versus NCAA competition. Brad Gallant, Tyler Dietrich, and Devan Praught each had two points to help STU win 5 to 3 in this afternoon's match-up against Sacred Heart.

St. Thomas seemed better prepared in the first period today as opposed to last night's game versus Northeastern. Andrew Estey got the first goal of the game at 8:05 from Dietrich and Gallant. The Pioneers would counter at 12:35 on a 4-on-3 PP when Paul Ferraro tied it and go ahead at 19:36 on a goal by Eric Delong. Shots on goal favoured STU 12 to 11.

Mike Reich scored his first in Green and Gold at 5:07 from Devan Praught to tie the game at 2. Brad Gallant would score to get his second point of the night at 14:39 from Dietrich and Judson. Jason Cassidy would get the eventual game winner at 16:12 on the power play from Praught and Chamberland. Charles Lavigne would hold the fort strong stopping all 21 shots fired his way, while St. Thomas made the most of their opportunities in the offensive zone scoring the three goals on 6 shots in the second period.

Eric Delong of the Pioneers would score at 46 seconds of the third period to slim the margin to one. Alex Labonte, with his third goal of the weekend, would restore the lead at 6:58 from Wes Welcher. The Tommies ended the game on the PK, playing 6 on 4 but Charles Lavigne shut the door. Shots in the third favoured Sacred Heart 9 to 5 and overall 41 to 23. STU went 2 for 4 on the PP while SHU went 1 for 8.

Boxscore and Game story

This would have to be considered a very successful road trip for the team. The Tommies next game is at the LBR next Friday night, 7 PM start against the rebuilt Dalhousie Tigers.


  1. All the AUS teams did the conference proud this weekend.

  2. Would love to see the Tommies outshoot the competition at least once this year.

  3. I don't know if any of the AUS teams outshot their NCAA counterparts this weekend...UNB included

  4. 2nd is a win.


  5. amen to that. Shots on goal can oftentimes be a very misleading stat. Bottom line is what reads on the scoreboard when the clock ticks down to 0:00. How's this for an analogy: don't worry about the peas and potatoes. Worry about the steak. In other words, don't worry about the small stuff. Worry about the final score. Tommies going to be hard pressed as it is.

  6. Without the pees and potatoes you will eventually die.

    But whatever, Stu died years ago!

  7. i was worried that stu would be embarrassed by such strong teams,they did better than i expected.i`d still be afan if my team got beat i`m a fan with hopes of surprising wins.keep a positive attitude and thank your goalies often.

  8. To "pees and potatoes":
    I can't help but wonder why you have such disregard/disrespect for STU. If your the same person who spews all the negativity, I think you would actually be dissapointed if they won every game. Then you would have nothing to be so negative about...wait, I'm sure you'd find something.