Friday 12 October 2012

Squirrels too much for Tommies

The 2012-13 edition of the new "deluxe" Porsche model Squirrels handled the new "regular" go-kart model Tommies 5 to 2 in both teams first game of the AUS regular season.  UNB was never in any true danger, as they stormed out to an early lead and kept St. Thomas at bay for the most part.

UNB scored two early goals in the first period before Mike Riech (Labonte, Morehouse) would trim the lead at 16:28 but the Squirrels would score again before the period ended to go up 3 to 1.

The second period would see UNB increase the lead to three goals at 7:30, only to have the Tommies answer back on a 2 man PP at 14:19 on a nice deflection from Steve Sanza off a Felix Poulin point shot. Jonathan Bonneau had the other helper on the play.

The game would stay at 4 to 2 until 15:36 of the third when Tyler Carrol would score his third goal on the night for UNB's fifth and final tally.  Final shots were 34 - 19 for UNB.

Three of the UNB goals were nice goals that Tommies' goalie Jon Groenheyde had no chance at all to save.  While the Rogers TV crew gave him the third star, UNB denied him the "honour" and gave it to another Squirrel.

Nobody likes the loss but I was impressed by this bunch of Tommies.  Even some UNB fans commented that this STU team looked and played different than the last 3 or 4 years.  I guess we'll see tomorrow how they make out against UPEI.

AUS Box Score

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