Friday 26 October 2012

Tommies' come up short versus X-Men

The St. Thomas Tommies can't catch a break, outshooting the St. F-X X-Men 31 - 22 but being on the wrong side of a 3 - 2 decision tonight at the Grant-Harvey Centre. X scored in the final three minutes of the game when Josh Day snapped one past Jon Groenheyde in the STU net.

Both teams scored in each of the first two periods and for most of the game the Tommies held the edge in shots and by game's end had outshot their opponents by a 3 to 2 margin. St. F-X jumped out to a lead in the first on a goal by Jason Bast,  Brennan Wray and Ted Stephens assisting. However the Tommies kept the pressure on and six minutes later tied it up on a goal by Alexandre Leduc assisted by Sebastien Bernier and Marc-Andre Levesque.

The X-Men took the lead again in the second period scoring on a power play just over ten minutes into the frame as Spencer McAvoy converted a pass from Michael Kirkpatrick and Bast. It wasn't until late in the period that the Tommies drew even once again as Christian Morin fired home a shot from the blue line that eluded the X keeper. Jordan Thomas picked up the only asssist.

That left it tied going into the third and it was a closely played game with both teams trying for the winning goal and just when the fans were beginning to think of overtime, Day put the X-Men back in the lead to stay, assisted by Bast and Wray.

Drew Owsley took the win making 29 saves. Jonathan Groenheyde was tagged with the loss making 19 saves.

Jason Bast was named the game's first star with Wray number two and John MacDonald from the Tommies third star.

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