Saturday 7 November 2009

Tommies cut down by Axemen

The St. Thomas Tommies, recovering from a flu bug that affected 11 players and forced the postponement of last night's scheduled game against Saint Mary's, dropped a 6-3 decision to the Acadia Axemen tonight at the LBR.

The Axemen opened the scoring at 1:20 of the first period on a big rebound that Zack McMillan batted out of midair and into the open net. STU responded at 8:37 when Kenton Dulle accepted a pass from Mike Reich and powered his way to the front of the net and found a space between the pads of Acadia goaltender Kristofer Westblom. Then at 10:18 Tyler Dietrich carried the puck from the Tommies' blueline and found the five-hole on a shot from the left wing to give STU a 2-1 lead. However, Acadia would tie the game on Scott Tregunna's wraparound goal at 13:38.

The teams played even for most of the second period, until Tyler Whitehead received the puck off a rebound off the "Great Wall" and backhanded it over a sprawling Charles Lavigne to give Acadia a 3-2 lead with the 4-on-4 marker. The Tommies ended the period by taking two penalties at 19:50. Mike Reich was called for roughing and STU received a bench minor for too many men on the ice.

After an amazing early save by Charles Lavigne, Acadia capitalized on the two man advantage as David Lomas scored off a big rebound to give the Axemen a two goal advantage. Acadia trapped their way through the remainder of the third period, until Matt Eagles found the back of the net at 18:24 on the powerplay and with Lavigne out of the net for an extra attacker. But as the Tommies pressed for the equalizer with Lavigne still on the bench, Acadia scored a pair of empty net goals to seal the victory.

Final shots on goal favoured Acadia 26-21. Kenton Dulle was the lone Tommie to notch multiple points, with a goal and an assist, and was named the Tommies Player of the Game.

St. Thomas will host Saint Mary's on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm at the LBR, rescheduled from Friday night. Listen Live on 95.7 The Wolf, online at


  1. i still think some remnants of the flu was there. There wasnt much compete level with them tonite like there was against UNB. And some plays where they didnt take care of the puck lost it for us tonite.

    ~Tommies Video Guy~

  2. This game was not exciting at all.I think Video Guy you are right ,I think some effects of the flu were there.I was ready to take a nap there usually the only time I do that is when I listen to Randy and Harold on the radio.LOl.( sometimes not all the time).
    Yankees win/Oilslick