Friday 22 January 2010

Wild West light up UPEI

With a thirteen point game from the Wild West Line, the St. Thomas Tommies rolled to an 8 to 5 victory over the visiting UPEI Panthers tonight at the LBR. Tyler Dietrich scored a hat trick plus 2 assists, Kenton Dulle had 2 goals and 3 assists and Mike Reich had 3 assists. With the win STU keeps pace with Dalhousie for the final playoff position as the Tigers defeated Acadia 4 to 3 in OT.

The first period saw STU firing from everywhere and were rewarded with a Dietrich goal at 7:44 and Dulle goal at 17:25. Matthew Carter had scored at 13:33 for a 2 to 1 lead heading to the second period and a 19 - 10 shot advantage for STU.

Cory Vitarelli tied the game early on in the second on the PP just as the first of 2 STU penalties expired. The Tommies would rattle off the next 4 goals in a row. Erick Tremblay at 5:11, Tyler Dietrich at 5:38, Devan Praught on the PP at 12:47, and Tyler Dietrich with his hat trick at 16:22 gave the team a big lead. UPEI replied with one more at 18:40 to slim the margin to 3 heading to the final period.

The Panthers showed life early in the third scoring at 2:42 and 5:38 on a horrible bounce of the end boards but that would prove to be it. It was a little to close for the fans liking, as memories of a game against X on October 23rd creeped into peoples heads.

Devan Praught would score on a nice passing play at 7:51 and Kenton Dulle scored into the empty net at 19:46 to put this game to bed. Charles Lavigne came within inches of scoring into the empty net just seconds before. Final shots favoured STU 37 to 34. Daily Gleaner: Tommies outlast Panthers

Some of you out of town fans probably noticed that there was no broadcast of tonight's game. Randy Corey has passed on his apologies for missing the game as a personal situation arose. Everything is alright and Randy expects to be back in the booth tomorrow night against UNB.


  1. This was a well played game ,except for the little collapse in the third. Bring on the squirrels. Hope Randy is feeling better.

  2. I got my flame shield ready for the Eagles haters, but I see they aren't here.

    I wonder why....

  3. yeah, i agree, 2 hours till UNB vs. STU and there hasnt been one anti stu person here. Maybe because 2 points is a good repellent. Or maybe they are blaming Eagles for Acadia's collapse last night and trying to swing it that way.

    ~Tommies Video Guy~

  4. since we missed it last night,the guys have to do twice as good a job tonight with the broadcast.getting a point from a game against unb would feel like a win.go tommies.

  5. how come the fouth line draws the penalties,but never play the power play

  6. dulle is one hell of a defenseman,well the hell part wasn`t sarcasm.

  7. What more can be said about Eagles?