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


  1. we win, we go to Nationals! We can take UdeM. Just need to play a perfect 60 minutes.

    ~Tommies Video Guy~

  2. I think we can beat Moncton.Good luck to them.

  3. Let's Go Tommies!!!
    Let's Go Tommies!!!
    Let's Go Tommies!!!

  4. "we win, we go to Nationals!"

    Provided of course, that X wins over SMU today ; Likely yes, but far from a done deal.

  5. To Rich above, you were right,..X vs. SMU was not a done deal. SMU took the game 5 to 3. There is no back door into the playoffs for the three teams left. Win the championship, that is the only door.

    GO TOMMIES!!!!

  6. Moncton ends up winning 3-1 over the Tommies, shots 37-22 for Moncton. If any of you guys know the crew from CHSR-FM covering the game feel free to send my kudos, they did a great job!

  7. Jonathan Pickett did the broadcast for CHSR-FM and did a super job. He's an enthusiastic guy who loves his sports. He's also got a great work ethic. I have no doubt he'll be successful at whatever he pursues in the future. If it's broadcasting, more power to him. Great stuff, Jon.