Thursday 1 March 2012

Lady Tommies begin playoffs tonight

The Lady Tommies head to Dalhousie Memorial Arena this weekend to compete in the AUS Women's Hockey Championship entering the tournament as the fifth seed.   The round robin begins this afternoon with the host Dalhousie Tigers playing the St-FX X-Women and continues at 7 PM when Fredericton's own St. Thomas Tommies take on the U de M Aigles Bleues.  You can watch the game LIVE HERE.

The Tommies are in Pool B and will draw both inter-provincial rivals - Moncton and Mount Allison.  Moncton is on a 5 game losing streak coming out of the regular season but rest assured they are going to be coming out looking to pay the Tommies back for two overtime losses in the second half.  They should also be getting back their best defender in Genevieve David, who's absence was felt in a big way and who will likely be getting a conference all-star nod today.

In years gone bye Mount Allison didn't have great teams, I could elaborate but it isn't necessary.  Not this year.  The Mounties finished third in the conference and completed the season on a seven game run which included a win against every team in the AUS.  They are tough and their goaltender Meagan Corley-Byrne is the last line of defense for this hard working, skilled team.

The Tommies are led by sniper and team Captain Kayla Blackmore and the other teams in the league know it.  Kayla gets that extra special attention that good players do.  This is where the Brewster's, MacIsaac's, and Miller's (x2) etc. need to find a way to generate some secondary scoring in the forward ranks and our D needs to unload some big shots.  Of course we have our ace in the hole with Julia Sharun in net.

Good luck STU, bring it home.

2011-12 STU Tommies season stats. 

1 comment:

  1. Good luck in Halifax. Bring the banner back to Fredericton.