Friday 13 November 2009


Eagles comments on HHOF inductees: Bruce Hallihan catches up with Coach Mike Eagles as he reminisces about playing against this year's crop of Hockey Hall of Fame members. Bruce Hallihan Article

Depleted ranks versus SMU: We learn from today's Daily Gleaner that St. Thomas will be missing some vital parts for the entire weekend and a few extra tonight.

The St. Thomas Tommies, meanwhile, will be without four mainstays, including goaltender Charles Lavigne, when they travel to play Saint Mary's tonight and Acadia tomorrow night, both 7 p.m. starts on 95.7 The Wolf.

Tyler Dietrich and David Crossman both have "upper body" injuries, while Lavigne pulled a groin muscle. All left during the first period of last Sunday's 4-0 loss to the Huskies and didn't return.

They won't this weekend either.

"I don't think they're long-term injuries," said coach Mike Eagles, "but they're all questionable for this weekend."

Actually, there's no question. They've yet to practise. They won't play.

Lavigne "is not day to day," said Eagles. "Until he gets back on the ice, we won't really know." Defenceman Bryan Main also remains out after suffering back and neck injuries in a fall into the boards in a game against the Dalhousie Tigers Oct. 31.

The Tommies will also be missing forwards Corey Banfield and Kenton Dulle tonight. They'll be serving one-game suspensions for their actions in last Sunday's game against the Huskies and will sit out tonight's rematch.
Aigles Bleues waiting for Tommies: STU plays Moncton tonight in another heated battle between rival schools. Moncton's coach Dennis Ross says "I will play with three complete lines and two goaltenders and two extra players. The two games [this weekend] are very important, as the standings are very tight. " article

The Lady Tommies will be ready as these are important points for them as well.


  1. what did Dulle do to get a suspension? Supermanning himself into the boards?

    ~Tommies Video Guy~

  2. Didn't he try to superman himself into one of the SMU players? Would be considered "intent to injure", would it not?

  3. Well if he did superman himself into the boards then he was obviouslly attempting something very dangerous, whether he connected or not. ANyone else there to see what happened?

  4. He charged towards a SMU player along the boards, leaped at the last second, missed the intended target, and smashed into the boards.

    Did he try to miss intentionally thinking better of it at the last moment or did the SMU player move out of the way in time? Don't know.

  5. either way probably irrelevant...didn't have much of a chance going into tonight's game anyways!!