Friday 15 January 2010

Tommies roar past Tigers

It was the proverbial four point game tonight at the LBR; lose and the Tommies are one point behind or win and go ahead of Dalhousie by three. It was the latter, as STU prevailed with a convincing 6 to 1 victory. Alex Labonte and Tyler Dietrich led the way with 2 goals each.

The Tommies opened the scoring at 10:15 when Dietrich cashed in on a rebound off an Erick Tremblay point shot. Ryan Stoddard replied at 17:57 when he collected a big rebound in front of Charles Lavigne. With St. Thomas killing a penalty, Dalhousie goaltender Bobby Nadeau saw Alex Labonte's dump in deflect off the bottom of his trapper and into the cage for a 2 to 1 Tommies lead at 19:14. Shots favoured STU in the period 12 - 11.

The teams played even through much of the second frame until Mike Reich caught up to a long pass from Dietrich, spun around from behind the net and put a centering shot off Tiger defender Kyle Raftis and into the net at 15:38. Shots in the second were 10 to 8 in favour of STU.

The Tigers came out with some pop in the third but STU capitalized at 11:37 when Ryan Lehr finished off a three on two break led by Devan Praught. This was immediately after Charles Lavigne made a great stop on a Dalhousie 2 on 1 break. Dietrich would get his second of the night when Nadeau came out of his net to clear away the puck but put it directly off Dietrich, who had an easy tap in to make it 5 to 1. STU finished off the scoring when Matt Eagles found Labonte on a perfect centering pass from behind the net and Labonte scored with the quick release.

Final shots on goal favoured Dal 34 - 33. Charles Lavigne was sharp again tonight and picked up second star honours behind Dietrich, who had 3 points. With the two points the Tommies strengthen their hold on sixth spot, only two points behind UPEI, who lost to Acadia 2 to 1 this evening. Daily Gleaner: Tommies trounce Tigers


  1. It was nice to see them win by a big score. It has been awhile.Two points back of UPEI is nice aswell.
    Hopefully can carry over vs STFX
    on Saturday.
    According to some this team does not have what it takes to go anywhere, these people are very wrong about that,because STU is going places.
    OilSlick/Cowboys fan

  2. very old school feel for this game to me. Good crowd, rum row was loud, we had broken glass, great goals, lots of blood, lots of action, and a fight. Even tho i gave Kewin the decision on it, i think Juddy was surprised by how fast the punch came. We COULD be 5th place tomorrow if PEI loses and we beat X and we have them on goal differential.

    ~Tommies Video Guy~

  3. Unfortunately, I don't know if STU is going anywhere this year if they can't beat anyone besides UdeM or Dal, who account for 5 of their 6 wins this year...they are 0-7-2 against X/SMU/UNB/Acadia

  4. Well you heard it STU hockey team, according to UNB Bruins Fan (who appears to have never played a sport, oand therefore knows nothing about perseverence, dedication, vision, hard work, improvement, and everthing that teams do to become a more tight, winning team), you might as well just give up now...Dal & U de M, you too. I mean, why bother. Oh and PEI, your just about in there too. Let's just go with a 4 team league.

  5. Note to STU Fan:it would seem that Mike Eagles 2nd half non recruiting has had better results that Pete Belliveaus's excessive 2nd half recruiting and fairness would dictate an acknowledgement that maybe Mike Eagles et al might know what they are doing and are on the right track for a Tommies resurgence to AUS power.

  6. P.S. comment above should read Barry Collrin,BA 68,today is one of those days that I am not sure what the date is and I made a typo.