Friday 23 November 2012

Two words, TOMMIES WIN!!!!

An outstanding performance by goaltender Jon Groenhyde paced the St. Thomas Tommies to a 4 to 1 win tonight in Moncton.  A gutsy effort by a short staffed Tommies crew in a barn that is difficult for any team in the league to secure a win.  This is the Tommies first victory of the season. 

The W could not have come at a better time as the team has been hit with a number of injuries in recent weeks, leaving them short handed to play the remaining games prior to Christmas break.  Randy Cameron, John MacDonald and Alex. Leduc were out up front with Jordan Thomas and Christian Morin out on the back end.

The Tommies scored first when Jon Bonneau (Levesque-Reich) broke in all alone and roofed one at 16:55 as STU picked up their very first lead of the regular season. After 20 minutes of play St. Thomas led 1 - 0 despite being out shot 22-6.

UdeM tied the game at the 7:00 minute mark of the second but the Tommies converted on a PP. Felix Poulin (Sanza-Bonneau) would get the eventual winner with just 4 seconds left in the period to put STU back on top.  Shots were 15 to 9 in favour of Moncton.

In the third, Steve Sanza (Morehouse-Martin) fired a clapper past Andre Guay at 6:13 to give STU some much needed insurance and confidence.  STU played well the rest of the way and picked up an empty netter off the stick of Robert Zandbeek(Bonneau) at 18:27 to salt the game away for the Tommies.

Final shots were 47-20 in favour of UdeM. The Tommies were 1 for 3 on the PP while holding Les Aigles off the score sheet on 3 PP chances. 

Jon Groenhyde was 1st star and well deserved player of the game holding the Tommies in this game from the first period.  Box Score

Tommies return to the GHC tomorrow evening, 7:00 PM as they host the UPEI Panthers.

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