Friday 18 November 2011

Tommies drop heartbreaker to Moncton

On the strength of a goal at 18:37 of the third period the U de M Aigles Bleus defeated St. Thomas 3 to 2 tonight at the LBR.  The Tommies hung with Moncton the entire game but were not able to find that extra goal in the third period for the win.

The first period saw 9 minor penalties called against both teams and it was the Tommies who struck first with the two man advantage.  Randy Cameron fired home a nice cross ice pass from Jonathan Bonneau and Felix Poulin for the first goal.  REPLAY  Alex Labonte, who would later leave the game with an unspecified injury, put STU up by two at 10:08 on the PP with an easy tap in off a rebound. REPLAY Jonathan Bonneau and Mike Reich picked up the assists.

U de M came right back at 10:51 on their own powerplay and would tie it up at 15:32 on another man advantage.  After the first period the Tommies out shot Moncton 12 - 7.

There was no scoring in the second period but U de M held the territorial advantage and led in shots 11 to 5.

The third period was a dead heat until late.  The Tommies had the potential to clear the zone but Marc-Andre Cote intercepted the puck and went in and fired one top shelf past a stunned Charles Lavigne.  STU would pull the goalie and Moncton would draw a penalty but to no avail, as U de M held on for the win.  Final shots favored STU 32 - 28.  Daily Gleaner: UdeM takes over top spot

St. Thomas still sits one point behind St-FX for the final play-off position, as the X-Men dropped a 4 to 1 decision to Saint Mary's.  The Tommies hit the road for the final time this half tomorrow night against UPEI.  The UPEI webcast is available HERE.

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