Saturday, 10 November 2012

Les Aigles hold off Tommies

Despite a solid comeback effort in the third period, the Tommies fell 3-2 to Les Aigles Bleus tonight at the Grant-Harvey Centre, leaving STU still searching for their first win of the season, falling to 0-10.

The teams played to a scoreless draw in the first period, with Moncton outshooting St. Thomas by a 10-8 margin.

UdeM opened the scoring at 7:46 of the second period, with Mathieu Bolduc's point shot deflecting past STU goaltender Justin Collier.  Alex Quesnel scored on the powerplay at 9:16 to make it 2-0, then Marc-Andre Cote scored a shorthanded breakaway goal at 18:30 to increase Moncton's lead to 3-0.  Les Aigles outshot the Tommies 17-12 in the middle frame.

The play shifted in St. Thomas' favour in the third, and Stephen Sanza (Chris Morehouse, Colin Martin) combined to put the Tommies on the board at 3:36 after Sanza converted a nice Morehouse touch pass from behind the net.  Despite some solid pressure and a strong forecheck throughout the period, it wasn't until 17:42 that Felix-Antoine Poulin (Martin, John MacDonald) batted the puck out of the air and behind UdeM goalie Andre Guay to make it 3-2.  With Collier on the bench for an extra attacker, the Tommies had a couple of good opportunities but could not find the equalizer and les Aigles escaped their first visit to the GHC with two points.  STU outshot Moncton 13-5 in the final period.  33-32 were the final shots on goal in favour of UdeM.

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