Saturday 27 February 2010

Moncton brings STU's season to a close

It wasn't to be. The Tommies fought down to the last seconds but first place Moncton skated away with a 3-1 victory in tonight's AUS semi-final.

UdeM sniper, Marieve Provost, opened the scoring at 5:41 of the first by weaving around a STU defenceman and tucking the puck between the legs of Julia Sharun. It was the only goal of the period in which UdeM out shot STU 14-8.

The Tommies would tie the game at 11:01 of the second when Katie Brewster took the Courtney Fox pass from centre, gained the blue line and passed the puck to Kayla Blackmore. Blackmore would take a few steps and fire a laser beam top shelf past a bewildered Kathy Desjardins in the Moncton net. Unfortunately the Tommies would surrender a goal 50 seconds later to Kristine Labrie that proved to be the winner. Moncton would score again at 11:10 of the third to salt this one away.

Moncton out shot St. Thomas 37-22 on the night.

With the loss St. Thomas hockey is done for another season.

Daily Gleaner: Tommies come up short in AUS women's hockey

Friday 26 February 2010

Tommies force showdown tomorrow

With a convincing 5-1 victory over the UPEI Panthers tonight, the St. Thomas Tommies set up a showdown tomorrow evening versus Les Aigles Bleuse. Lyse Rossignol had a goal and 2 assists to help lead the Tommies charge.

The first period saw St. Thomas handle the Panthers but not able to get anything by UPEI goalie Kristy Dobson. It was UPEI that scored first when Tessa Roach banged one past Julia Sharun in tight at 11:25. Shots were 12-7 favouring STU after the first.

The Tommies came out firing in the second frame. STU was on the powerplay early when Lucrece Nussbaum fed Kayla Blackmore down low, who fired a pass to a waiting Lyse Rossignol in front of the Panthers net for the tying marker. St. Thomas would surge ahead at 8:05 when Kayla Blackmore sniped one top corner from Charity Walls and Katie Brewster. Sweet Caroline Hammerheim would increase the lead when she deflected the Jessica Holt point shot on the PP at 17:05. Rossignol collected the other assist feeding Holt at the point. Shots favoured UPEI 11-8. Many of the shots came as a result of an extended 2 man PP that the Panthers were unable to capitalize on.

UPEI received more of the same treatment in the third period when Dominique Bernier made a sweet move just in side the blue line and scored on the breakaway. Lyse Rossignol made a great pass up to her and Jillian Coughlin got the other helper. The goal was on the PP at 8:06. At 16:37, again on the PP, Katie Brewster whacked one in off a scramble in front of the net with assists to Bernier and Coughlin. Final shots on goal were 34-26 for STU. Julia Sharun picks up the win.

Tomorrow night, 7PM the Battle of New Brunswick will take place and will determine who goes to the AUS finals.


Université de Moncton Aigles Bleues coach Denis Ross knows what to expect from the St. Thomas Tommies.

Tommies play a solid and disciplined defensive system, making it difficult for opposing teams to sustain any attack, Ross said last night.

Aigles Bleues square off against the Tommies tonight in the Subway Atlantic University Sport women's hockey conference championship tournament. Game time is 7 p.m. at the J-Louis Levesque Arena.
Times & Transcript - Aigles Bleues face Tommies

Thursday 25 February 2010

Tommies versus the UPEI Panthers in Game #4

The St. Thomas Tommies will play their first game of the AUS Championship playoffs versus the University of PEI Panthers tomorrow night at 7 PM. The Panthers lost to the defending champion and host team the UdeM Aigles Bleues 6-2 tonight.

The game can be heard on CHSR but will be tape delayed and can be heard immediately following the UNB vs. St-FX men's playoff game. The games will also be webcast by Aliant and you can watch live HERE.


Daily Gleaner: Olympian scheduled to be in STU lineup tonight

CIS women's hockey weekly

Just wanted to post this week's edition of CIS women's hockey weekly, courtesy of SSN Canada.

Also posting now as the USA/Canada Gold medal game just finished. A few things that I noted. 1.) The pride of Canadians when it comes to hockey. Sex of the player is irrelevant, as it should be. 2.) The class of Team USA and how the pro-Canadian Vancouver crowd showed their respect to a great hockey team. 3.) Team Finland - how proud they were to receive the bronze medal. I was struck by the comments of Cassie Campbell, who said something along the lines of, it isn't enough anymore just to have a men's team and be considered a hockey nation.

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Nussbaum, Kelbaugh, and Wolfe garner AUS honours

Lucrece Nussbaum, fresh from a 5th place finish at the Olympics, has been named a 2nd team all-star on defence.

Speedy Amy Kellbaugh and Kristin Wolfe have both been named to the AUS rookie squad.

CHSR plans to cover St. Thomas games at this weekend's tournament in Moncton.

AUS Story

The Daily Gleaner gives us a great run down in today's edition. Swiss Olympian named 2nd team AUS all-star

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Olympics - Team Switzerland 2 vs. Russia 1

With a little help from St. Thomas Tommies standout defenceman Lucrece Nussbaum, the Swiss Olympic hockey team captured 5th place at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, with a 2-1 shoot out victory over Russia.

Lukey had the first assist on Switzerland's only goal, registered 3 SOG, and played just under 29 minutes of ice time. CONGRATULATIONS ON A VERY SUCCESSFUL OLYMPIC GAMES!!!

With 1 goal, 2 assists, and a bucket full of minutes played against some of the world's best hockey players, Lukey led her team's defence with 3 points during the games. She should be returning to Fredericton on Thursday!!


Monday 22 February 2010

Mike Sanderson - STU Journalism reports

A couple of great pieces by our very own music director of the St. Thomas Tommies hockey games. Great work Mike.....GO LEAFS...Thumbs up!

Jason Cassidy's Vlog - On the Road: challenges of being a student athlete

Another interesting piece by STU Journalism student Jason Cassidy.

Sunday 21 February 2010

Moncton powers past Tommies

In the regular season finale at the LBR, the story of the game was Moncton's potent powerplay and STU's missed opportunities. Five on five the Tommies were equal to or better than the Blue Ealges but the extra attacker propelled UdeM with all 3 goals and almost one quarter of their shots.

The first period was scoreless with STU holding the better of the play out shooting Moncton 13-10. The Tommies had 4 glorious chances to take the lead but UdeM's goalie Kathy Desjardin was the difference maker.

In the second frame les Aigles Bleues scored on the PP at 6:49 when Janelle Ouellete fired the puck from the left face-off circle and Kristine Labrie potted the goal off a perfect deflection. Valerie Boisclair would get the next power play goal at 16:58 from Kristine Labrie. STU out shot Moncton in the second period 7-6.

Captain Dominique Bernier would get STU close at 9:17 of the third when she fired home the Jillian Couglin pass to make it 2 to 1. Janelle Ouelette would round out the scoring at 12:54 beating Julia Sharun in tight. Final shots favoured the Tommies 30-26.

With the loss the Tommies do finish in fourth position but this ultimately may be a small blessing. STU should be in the same pool as UPEI and Moncton at the playoff tournament being hosted by UdeM next weekend. If the Tommies make it to the finals against St-FX they will receive the automatic backdoor berth to nationals being hosted by the X-Women.

Olympics - Team Switzerland 6 vs. China 0

Lucrece Nussbaum scored her first Olympic goal and Switzerland's third goal of the game (on the PP), as the Swiss cruised to an easy 6-0 victory over China. The Swiss will have one more game to play versus Russia to determine 5th place, game time is 1 AM (AST) on Tuesday morning/Monday night.

Lukey has consistently had 20 minutes of ice time per game in Vancouver and is on the second defence pairing for Team Switzerland. In last night's game she registered the goal, 2 shots on net, and 19:22 in ice time. Olympic box score

Please rest assured we will be looking for video of this goal.

Friday 19 February 2010

Tommies slip back to fourth

The Tommies lose 4-1 to UPEI tonight on the Island, couple that with Saint Mary's 4-2 win versus Dalhousie, and STU sits one point back of the Huskies for third spot in the league.

St. Thomas out shot the Panthers 24-17. STU's only goal came off the stick of Kathleen Boyle (Bernier, Kelbaugh) at 15:05 of the second period making the game 2-1 at the time. PEI would score one more in the second and one more in the third for the 4-1 final. Julia Sharun takes the loss in net.

Next game for STU is Sunday afternoon at 3 PM against first place Moncton. This will be the Tommies final home game of the season.

Olympics - Team Switzerland 5 vs. Slovakia 2

Lucrece Nussbaum registered an assist and another 20 minutes of ice time as the Swiss finish round robin play in Vancouver with 1 win and 2 losses. They will have to wait for the winner of Russia vs. China to see who their opponent will be in the final classification games before the medal round begins. Team Switzerland finished 3rd in group A. Standings

UPDATE: Received a comment in the Tombits post below that stated Lukey deserves her own mention and shouldn't have to share. They were right and here it is.

As a result of Russia's 2-1 win versus the Chinese, the Swiss will play China in the classification game Saturday at 8:30 AST. If they win, it is off to the medal round.

Thursday 18 February 2010


Bill Hunt makes a suggestion: This is in Bill's article today; "The blog run by a couple of St. Thomas Tommies fans is back in business and taking comments again after a period in which the comment section was closed.

The anonymous assembly has been calling, in no uncertain terms, for the skull of head coach and athletic director Mike Eagles as they digest a last-place finish in the Atlantic University Sport Men's Hockey Conference.

The pleas are vehement and they are passionate, but they are anonymous. And so they don't, or they shouldn't, carry any credibility among those who make decisions.

As long as the comments are all "anonymous," we have no way of knowing whether there are eight or 80 or 800 disgruntled denizens of Tommie nation.

I'd attach a lot more credibility to the movement if they signed a petition, say, and attached a $100 bill - or whatever a season pass costs at St. Thomas these days - saying they would be prepared to buy a pass with the attached if there were going to be changes to the hockey program. Then we'd see how strong the opposition is and how sincere the cyber mob really is. And now, until events warrant otherwise, I am hereby finished discussing men's hockey at St. Thomas University until September or so."

To sum it up, put your money where your mouth is.

Daily Gleaner: "Eagles determined to keep dual role": You can read Bruce Hallihan's full story HERE.

Wednesday 17 February 2010

CIS women's hockey weekly

Some much deserved media attention for CIS women's hockey. John Bower and Stuart Bowlen team up and do a great job going over the week that was in CIS women's hockey. A few clips of Sunday's shoot out win versus Saint Mary's included, so check it out.

Also interesting to note that this past weekend was not a great one for those CIS teams looking to have a perfect season. Not only did UNB lose to St-FX locally in men's play but the Laurier Golden Hawks were denied perfection by the Windsor Lancers in women's action. Nice accomplishments by both teams nevertheless.

Video from SSN Canada at

Monday 15 February 2010

Olympics - Team Switzerland 1 vs. Canada 10

Lucrece Nussbaum and Team Switzerland hung with the powerful Canadian team for a while but ultimately the better team pulled away in the third period. Lukey played well and had 20 minutes of ice time, 4 penalty minutes, and was a minus 3. Game information and Pre-game CBC Vancouver article

Final game of the round robin for the Swiss is Wednesday versus Slovakia. GO LUKEY!

Sunday 14 February 2010

Third place battle won by Tommies

The St. Thomas Tommies and Saint Mary's Huskies were tied at the start of the day with 24 points apiece in the AUS standings but by the end of it someone was going to be all alone at number 3. It was the Tommies, as they picked up the hard fought 4 - 3 shoot out win against a tough Huskies team.

The game was a battle right from puck drop and felt almost like a playoff match up. STU would score the only goal of the first period when Caroline Hammerheim roofed a shot from the side of the net just after a PP expired with the only assist going to Kathleen Boyle. Shots favoured STU 13 to 7 in the period.

The Huskies would tie the score at 11:56 of the second when Melissa Young scored on a breakaway off a nice set up from the side boards from Danielle MacDougall. Shortly after that Kayla Blackmore was sprung on a breakaway but Jillian MacIsaac in the SMU net made a great save. Katie Brewster would bang one home in tight and regain the STU lead at 14:57 on the PP with helpers to Lyse Rossignol and Dominique Bernier. The second ended 2-1 and the shots were 12 - 6 for St. Thomas.

STU opened the scoring in the third at 1:26 as Katie Brewster scored her second of the day on the PP with Courtney Fox and Lyse Rossignol collecting the assists. Saint Mary's wouldn't fold their tent as Kaitlyn Abbass scored with a low shot at 8:48 and Kyla Thurston scored on a partial break away at 10:16 to tie the game. Shots were 10 to 7 for SMU.

Overtime solved nothing, so it went to a shoot out. Shots in OT were STU 2 for a game total of 34 and SMU 4 for a total of 29.

Here is how the shoot out went. Julia Sharun in net for STU, Jillian MacIsaac for SMU.

The Tommies scored on their first three shots, Dominique Bernier, Lyse Rossignol, and Kayla Blackmore. Caroline Hammerhiem missed on attempt #4, although there was some debate.

SMU's Kayla Thurston missed, Kori Cheverie scored, Lauren McCusker missed, and Danielle MacDougall missed.

Julia Sharun picks up the big win for the Tommies, who now sit all alone in third place, one point up on the Huskies. Next weekend St. Thomas plays UPEI on the Island and Sunday February 21st at home against our number 1 rival the U de M Aigles Bleues. We will wait and see if all-star Lucrece Nussbaum will be back from Vancouver for this one.

Men's and women's hockey story from The Daily Gleaner.

In other Tommies related news "The Has-Been Tommies", comprised of Catherine Boudreau, Rebekah Thompson, Amy MacLennan, Sarah Braam, and Kristina O'Brien, captured the championship in the inaugural women's division of the World Pond Hockey tournament in Plaster Rock, NB. Final score was 11-6. Photo and Daily Gleaner article

Saturday 13 February 2010

Season ends for Tommies with loss

The Tommies finished their season in Halifax with a 7-4 loss to the Saint Mary's Huskies. There is no way to sugar coat this folks, we miss the play offs for the second straight year and finish with a 7-19-2 record good for 16 points.

Scoring for the Tommies tonight were Jordan Scott with his first of the season, Scott Judson, Devan Praught, and Kenton Dulle.

Comments have been turned back on. STU fans, we are just like you...frustrated and tired but take a few minutes and think about what you are saying. Vent your frustrations but Please, if someone is an optimist, let them be. And for you optimists, let the frustrated fans be as well. We are all in this together. I don't think the powers that be read this anyway. It was just a fun way to support our hockey teams, it was never envisioned to be what it has become. Just getting tired, that's all.

Olympics - Team Switzerland 0 vs. Sweden 3

The Swiss women and the Tommies own Lucrece Nussbaum fell this afternoon to Sweden 3 - 0 at the Vancouver Olympics.

In 19 minutes and 21 seconds of ice time today, Lukey was a -1 but was solid.

Next game for Switzerland is against Team Canada on Monday afternoon. GO CANADA...sorry Lukey.

Women's hockey keeps growing in NB

Everywhere you look these days the opportunity for women to play the best sport in the world continues to grow. From Timbits in minor hockey right up to the University level, females playing hockey isn't the "surprise" it once was.

For example the annual World Pond Hockey tournament held in Plaster Rock, NB has added a women's division for the first time. A team comprised of former Tommies currently hold top spot at the tournament. We have our fingers crossed that Catherine Boudreau, Amy Nelson, Rebecca Connors and Sarah Braamm can bring home the championship and have "Has-Been-Tommies" (all former St. Thomas players) added as the inaugural winners of this tournament.

Daily Gleaner: Has-Been-Tommies are exact opposite on Pond

Friday 12 February 2010

Axemen nail Tommies' coffin shut

This cruel hockey season is almost over for the Tommies. With a 5-2 loss at the hands of Acadia the Tommies are confined to the AUS basement and no chance at a playoff position.

Scoring for the Tommies this evening were Corey Banfield and Devan Praught. Shots on goal were 37 to 37. It really doesn't matter but the Tommies could not catch a break tonight to save themselves....literally. It was 1-1 after one, 3-1 after two, and your 5-2 final.

The comments have been closed on this post. Give it a rest for a while people and calm down for a bit.

Daily Gleaner: Tommies run out of chances, officially out ouf AUS playoffs

The Paradoxical Commandments

The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

Wednesday 10 February 2010


Nussbaum ready to roll: Although Lukie hurt her knee during the her last game before leaving for Vancouver, she will be playing for the Swiss at the Olympics. Here is a LINK to the Swiss roster. Here is a LINK to leave a message and wish Lucrece GOOD LUCK. The site is in German but is easy enough to understand.

Final weekend of regular season for men: Pending a miracle, we are looking at our last weekend of men's hockey until next fall. There certainly are some passionate STU fans out there and Dave Ritchie talks about the "vitriolic commentary" on this website concerning Coach Mike Eagles in his column today.

Women's weekend update: The Lady Tommies should be able to ice three complete forward lines on Sunday for the first time in several weeks. It was something else to see only five bodies on the bench during play against PEI a few weeks ago. The back end will still be light as Coach Murphy expects only four D will start. Jessica Holt could see spotty action, as she returns from her leg injury, but no one is rushing it. Kristin Wolfe will dress against SMU on Sunday but will back up all-star Julia Sharun.

Big game for the Ladies versus Saint Mary's as they sit two points back of the Tommies with one game in hand. Provided the game is won in regulation, we will be tied or sit four points up on the Huskies.

Sunday 7 February 2010

U de M runs over Tommies

Several of the walking wounded played this afternoon for the Lady Tommies but it was Moncton that walked away with the win, defeating the Tommies 5 - 2. Charity Walls, Jessica Holt, and Katie Brewster were all in the line up.

It didn't take long for the Aigles Bleues to get rolling. Janie LeBlanc scored 18 seconds into the game to stake Moncton to the early lead. It would grow 77 seconds later as Moncton crashed the net and Marieve Provost scored for the two goal cushion. In fact they crashed the net and goalie so hard that Kristin Wolfe had to be taken to the hospital. She suffered a concussion and bruised spine. The goal stood and Julia Sharun was forced to take over less than two minutes into the game. Marieve Provost, with her second of the game, would score at 15:31 to widen the gap to 3. Shots favoured Moncton 11-8.

The second period would see U de M surge ahead by four goals at 1:32 off the stick of Janelle Ouellette. That was the only goal of the period as Moncton out shot St. Thomas 8-5.

STU would counter early in the third when Katie Brewster snapped a quick shot from the low slot for a goal at the 42 second mark with the hard earned assists going to Charity Walls and Dominique Bernier. Moncton's Kristine Labrie would regain the four goal margin at 11:32. Charity Walls countered at 17:08 from Kayla Blackmore and Katie Brewster to make it a 5-2 UdeM victory.

Final shots were 34 to 19 for Moncton with St. Thomas' power play unit going 0 for 3 and the PK unit a perfect 6 for 6. STU still sits 2 points up on Saint Mary's for third in the AUS. The Huskies defeated Dalhousie 3-1 this afternoon. T & T article

Saturday 6 February 2010

Tommies on life support after loss to SMU

The Tommies faint playoff hopes took another hit tonight as STU lost to the Saint Mary's Huskies 5-2. With the loss, coupled with Dalhousie's loss to UNB this evening, the Tommies are still mathematically alive but with an extremely weak pulse.

Kenton Dulle opened the scoring at 8:07 with a shorthanded breakaway goal. SMU evened the score on the same powerplay at 8:36. The Huskies out shot the Tommies 14-10 in the first.

The Huskies Patrick O'Keefe scored the only goal of the second period at 5:09. It was 2-1 for SMU after two periods and STU was out shot 14-8.

Things got worse in the third with 3 consecutive Huskies' goals at 3:33, 7:59 and 11:42 to increase the lead to 5-1. Devan Praught gave the Tommies something to cheer about with his goal at 17:03 but it was too little, too late, as St. Thomas dropped the game 5-2. Final shots on goal were 41-27.

The Tommies are four points back of Dalhousie heading into the final weekend with Acadia and Saint Mary's on the road. STU needs four points and needs the Tigers and Les Aigles Bleus to go pointless in their final two games. DG: STU in need of a miracle

Friday 5 February 2010

Tommies edge Mounties

The Lady Tommies fought through their short bench and defeated Mt. Allison 1-0 in Sackville this evening. Julia Sharun faced 24 shots for the shut out victory.

There was no scoring in the first period with both teams registering 8 shots. The Tommies picked it up in the second frame out shooting the Mounties 13 - 8 but STU could not solve Jennelle Hulan in the Mt. Allison net.

In the third period STU came out strong and were finally rewarded at 12:15 when Kayla Blackmore carried the puck over the the Mt. A blue line, Kelley Matthews drove to the net bringing two defenders with her. This allowed Sweet Caroline Hammerheim to go unchecked on the far side and when Blackmore's shot rebounded, Hammerheim shot the puck home. This was all Sharun would need as the Tommies dominated the third out shooting the Mounties 22-8.

Charity Walls and Jessica Holt did not dress for this game. Next action for the Ladies will be Sunday afternoon in Moncton against first place U de M.

UPDATE: Jason Cassidy passed along the original CBC audio interview that led to the Aquinian feature we linked to in this week's Tombits. Enjoy on YouTube.

Tommies comeback Axed

The STU Tommies fell to the Acadia Axemen 6-4 tonight at the LBR, casting a deeper pall on their playoff hopes. Though the Tommies put forth their best effort in several games, a lack of discipline was their downfall.

STU started out strong as Corey Banfield continued his good play since his return to the lineup, beating Axemen goaltender Kris Westblom on a wrist shot to make it 1-0. Acadia responded as David Lomas tapped home a pass from behind the net at 18:57 to even the score at 1-1. Westblom stoned Kenton Dulle late in the first, then time ran out on an Acadia 2-on-1 chance and the period ended with the teams tied. STU outshot Acadia 11-7 in the opening frame.

The teams played even through the first half of the second, but Lomas took advantage of the rebound off a Jonathan Laberge shot on the power play at 11:30 to give Acadia the 2-1 lead. Adam McIllwraith beat Charles Lavigne after a centering pass to give the Axemen a 3-1 lead at 16:51. Acadia outshot STU 13-6 in the second period.

The Tommies made it interesting in the third as Corey Banfield scored to pull the Tommies to within a goal at 3:58, but then penalty trouble became STU's undoing as Spencer Jezegou scored 12 seconds into a 2-man advantage to restore Acadia's two goal lead. Kenton Dulle received both a 10-minute and a game misconduct at 9:43. At 12:45, Tyler Dietrich received a 5-minute cross checking major and traded roughing minors with Westblom. Dietrich also received a game misconduct. On the ensuing major penalty Andrew Clark scored to give the Axemen a 5-2 lead. After digging themselves a huge hole, STU began the comeback with Devan Praught persevering, recovering the puck after a Westblom pokecheck to score into the empty net to make it 5-3. With Lavigne on the bench for the extra attacker, a nice centering pass from Andrew Andricopoulos found Alex Labonte in front of the net, who beat Westblom with a wrist shot to pull the Tommies to within a goal. However, the Tommies could not completely erase the deficit, as Philippe Bertrand scored into the empty net with 30 seconds remaining to seal the 6-4 win for Acadia. Shots on goal in the third favoured the Axemen 8-7, who outshot the Tommies 28-24 overall.

With the loss, STU remains 4 points back of 6th place Dalhousie, who lost 5-3 to UPEI, and fall 2 points back of Moncton, who lost to Saint Mary's 3-2 in overtime. With only 3 games remaining in the regular season, the situation is dire for the Tommies as they face #10 ranked Saint Mary's tomorrow night at the LBR at 7pm. Daily Gleaner: Eagles 'embarrassed' by display

Thursday 4 February 2010


Ladies still shorthanded: The Tommies are in Sackville tomorrow evening to take on the last place Mt Allison Mounties. Perhaps it is easy to dismiss this game as a "gimme" but the Tommies will likely be down in numbers with Lyse Rossignol and Charity Walls being game time decisions. Jillian Coughlin, Jessica Holt, and Lucrece Nussbaum will be out of the line up. Julia Sharun will get the start in net. DG - Bill Hunt speaks with Coach Murphy

Men down but not out: The Tommies sit four point back of Dalhousie for the final play off position. Fourth ranked Acadia visit on Friday night and tenth ranked Saint Mary's on Saturday. Have a look around the LBR on Saturday to spot all the unfamiliar faces coming out to see the Mike Danton show. Daily Gleaner: Banfield knows feeling of winning Stanley Cup

STU's Olympian: Fresh from the Aquinian, Jason Cassidy catches up Lucrece Nussbaum, who will represent Switzerland at the Vancouver Olympics.

Wednesday 3 February 2010

Panthers scratch away at Tommies playoff hopes

With a play off position slowly slipping from their grasp the Tommies couldn't get the needed W on PEI. The Panthers took the game 5 to 2.

The only goal in the first period was scored on the PP at 9:22 by Chad Locke. Corey Banfield rang one off the post during a PP but STU could not capitalize on three man advantages in the period. Shots were 11 to 7 for UPEI.

Matt Carter scored early in the 2nd period on the PP and Thomas Waugh at 16:47 for a 3 to 0 Panthers lead. Brad Gallant narrowed the lead 21 seconds later on a nice pass from Wes Welcher and Andrew Estey. Shots on goal were 13 to 12 for UPEI.

The third period saw Corey Banfield, who was back in the line-up for the first time since before Christmas, score at 17:30 to reduce the deficit to one. Trying to tie the game late, STU pulled Charles Lavigne, and it back fired with 2 empty netters by UPEI at 18:26 and 19:58.

St. Thomas still have a chance to catch Dalhousie but the task does not get any easier as Acadia and Saint Mary's are in town this weekend. Daily Gleaner: Tommies hopes take a hit