Friday, 24 February 2012

TOMMIES LEAVE LBR IN STYLE WITH OT WIN

Caley Steinert and Kayla Blackmore celebrate the final goal in STU Tommies LBR Hockey history.
Courtesy Dylan Buell
THE LADY TOMMIES DID IT!! In the final game at the LBR for STU Hockey the Ladies defeated the UdeM Aigles Bleues 2 to 1 in overtime. Caley Steinert with a brilliant end to end rush closed down STU's time at the LBR in exciting fashion. Julia Sharun was phenomenal in the STU goal.

Kayla Blackmore ties the game for STU.
Courtesy Dyaln Buell
The first two periods were scoreless in this tight match. Neither Moncton nor St. Thomas were willing to blink and both goaltenders did their part in keeping the game tied at zeroes. Shots after two periods favoured UdM 20 to 17.

Moncton received an early powerplay in the third when Paige MacDonald was sent to the box for tripping and M-P Arseneault scored seven seconds later at 0:27 to give Les Aigles the 1 - 0 lead. Things looked grim but the Tommies were not going to have their night end with a loss. You could see the fight in every stride, every move.

The crowd was anxious for a Tommies goal and Kayla Blackmore (Scott, J. Miller) delivered at 7:59 to tie the game and reenergize the Tommies faithful.

U de M had a breakaway with less than 2 minutes to play but Julia Sharun was up to the task and shut the door to force overtime.

You could feel the electricity in the final overtime at the LBR and we didn't wait long for an amazing rush to finish the game with a victory for STU.

Caley Steinert just about to end the LBR days in style.
Courtesy Dylan Buell
Caley Steinert picked up the puck in the STU end and raced down the right wing side, cut to the net, out waiting the goalie and potting the winner for the Tommies 47 seconds into OT. The bench and the LBR erupted as the Ladies bid farewell to the LBR with the WIN. (See the highlight below)

The Tommies clinch 5th spot in the AUS and will head to Halifax on Sunday to play their final game of the regular season versus Dalhousie.

THANK YOU LADIES, YOU MADE ALL OF US VERY PROUD!! CALEY STEINERT with the final goal for STU at the LBR!!

IT'S GOOD, TOMMIES WIN - TOMMIES WIN!!
Courtesy Dylan Buell

Update:
The winning goal, OT Winner, and final STU goal in LBR history, from Tommies TV:

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