Sunday 31 January 2010

Tommies pull out victory over Panthers

With only seven forwards and five defensemen dressed for this afternoon's game versus the UPEI Panthers, the Lady Tommies found a way to win. Final score was 2 to 1 and the short bench got shorter as the Tommies had six forwards and four D at the final buzzer.

There was no scoring in the first, as St. Thomas controlled the play and outshot the Panthers 9 to 6. Lucrece Nussbaum, who is set to head off to Vancouver this week, had to be helped off the ice with less than a minute left in the period. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution and we hope she is alright. DAILY GLEANER: STU hockey player Olympics-bound, undeterred by recent knee injury

STU opened the scoring at 3:21 of the 2nd period as Amy Kelbaugh raced in on a 2 on 1 break with Kelly Matthews. Kelbaugh fed Matthews, who promptly deked Kristy Dobson, and slid the puck into the empty net. Kelbaugh would get the eventual winning goal on a 2 man advantage when she banged in a pass from Lyse Rossignol at 13:49. UPEI's only goal came just over 2 minutes later when Kelsey O'Donnell had a clear cut breakaway and fired it past Kristin Wolfe.

Lyse Rossignol would leave the game late in the second period and would not return. With only 2 forward lines and 2 defence pairings, the Tommies held on for the victory in the third. Final shots on goal favoured UPEI 23 to 21. Kristin Wolfe picks up her sixth win of the season. Big win for the Ladies considering how short staffed they are.

1 comment:

  1. fantastic effort by the girls today. Not easy playing with 10 people regardless of the lenght of the game. Wolfe has to be the best girl on the ice and a very nice goal by Kelly Matthews. Hopefully Lukie and Lyse are okay.

    ~Tommies Video Guy~