Thursday 20 February 2014

Mounties Take Deciding Game

(File Photo) Tommies forward Jordan Miller (Kenya Marcelline) had
tonight's lone goal.
In game two of the AUS quarter finals, the STU Tommies played in Sackville, NB against the Mount Allison Mounties. The Mounties took the deciding game two, with a score of 4-1 over the Tommies.

The Mounties opened the scoring midway through the first period on a power play goal, with the Mounties also leading the shots on goal, 15-9. The Tommies poured lots of pressure onto the Mount A. netminder, Kate O'Brien but she held her ground and kept the Tommies off the score board.

Mount A added another goal when they scored at 11:10 making it 2-1 in the second period. Almost five minutes after that, though the Tommies scored their first goal on the Mounties off the stick of Jordan Miller (Marcelline) but the Mounties turned around quickly and scored again 28 seconds later to keep their two goal lead. Mount A. held onto their lead at the end of the second period 3-1. The Mounties kept their lead on the shots on goal 12-8.

The third period scoring didn't start till 13:32 in the frame, when the Mounties scored the final goal of the game making it 4-1. This goal was the third goal of the game for Mount A. forward Lindsay James. The third period shots on goal went to the Tommies when they put 10 shots on net minder Katie O'Brien to Mount A's 6. The game total for shots on goal went 33-27 for the Mounties.

The Tommies kept the pressure up on the Mounties goaltender Kate O'Brien, but were unable to solve her as she did not give the Lady Tommies many rebounds to work with stopping 32 of 33 shots. Kristen Wolfe was knocked down in the second period when a massive scramble happened in front of her crease. The Tommies goaltender was slow to get up but stayed in the game, proving she is a true gamer!

The season is not over for our Tommies though as they are hosting the CIS National Women's Hockey Championships March 13, 2014. They will be held here in Fredericton at the Grant Harvey Centre.

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Mounties Take Game One

The lady Tommies, doing their traditional "T" stretch prior to their game
against Mount Allison.
The Mount Allison Mounties took the first game of the best of three series against our Lady Tommies in front of a home crowd of 100+ fans at the Grant/Harvey Centre tonight. The Mounties got out to a 3-0 lead before the Tommies were able to get their first goal of the game, almost midway through the third period, off the stick of Erin MacIsaac (Thomson, Marcelline). Alternate captain Cassidy McTaggart scored a wrap around goal late in the third period to keep it close an make it a 3-2 hockey game.

Captain Katie Brewster had a late game breakaway on Mounties goaltender Kate O'Brien, but was turned away by the Mount A. keeper. The Tommies poured lots of pressure on late in the third period but no luck would come their way in getting that third and tying goal. The shots on goal were 26-22 in favour of the Mounties.

The Tommies will now head to Sackville on Thursday, where the Ladies shut the Mounties just this past weekend to play in game two, puck-drop is 7pm. 

Monday 17 February 2014


STU Hockey Alumni & Friends:
Unfortunately, it is necessary to postpone our gathering with the team scheduled for this Thursday, Feb.20th as several players have commitments that evening.
We will keep you advised once a new date has been established. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Friends of STU Hockey.

Sunday 16 February 2014

Huskies Pick-Up Win Going into Playoffs

"All good things come to an end" Graduating players, Sebastien Bernier #10, Yuri Cheremetiev #9, Randy Cameron #17, Jonathan Bonneau #51
In AUS men's hockey action tonight at the GHC, the Saint Mary's Huskies jumped out to a 4-0 first period lead and never looked back as they went on to defeat the Tommies 6-1. The teams exchanged goals in the 2nd with Colin Martin (Poulin,Bissonnette) scoring the lone Tommies goal. SMU scored the only goal in the 3rd.
Final shots: SMU 31; STU 15. Tommies were 1 for 6 on the PP.
Tonight's game marked the final game of the season for the Tommies and for graduating players Jon Bonneau, Yuri Cheremetiev, Sebastien Bernier & Randy Cameron who were recognized in a pre-game ceremony.
The Tommies finished the season with a 6-20-2 record, 14 points and 7th place in the AUS conference.

Saturday 15 February 2014

Tommies dump Mounties

In AUS women's hockey action from Sackville, NB, the Tommies defeated the Mt. Allison Mounties 2 - 0.  STU will be playing against these very same Mounties next week, as these two teams finished fourth and fifth in the AUS standings and will face each other in a quarter final best of three.

In this afternoon's game, Emily Francis scored her 6th and 7th goals of the season in the first and third periods providing all the offense the Tommies would need.  Kristin Wolfe and Christmas addition Laura Bray shared the goaltending duties to earn the shutout.

The playoff schedule has not been released yet but the Tommies will begin their march through the AUS playoffs beginning next week at the Grant-Harvey Centre.

Friday 14 February 2014

X-Men post 5 - 3 victory over Tommies

Tommies rookie forward Brendan Childerley, with a goal
and an assist against St. FX.
In AUS men's hockey action from the Grant-Harvey Centre tonight, the St-FX X-Men scored some opportunistic goals and never trailed, as they defeated STU 5 to 3.  The Tommies played a strong game and deserved better than what they got but couldn't find the goals when they needed them.

St-FX jumped out to a 2 - 0 lead by the 10 minute mark of the first period, even though the Tommies were outshooting them 8 to 3 up to that point.  The puck just seemed to favour the X-Men in the first period, as the Tommies would end up with a 14 to 8 shot advantage after one.

Yuri Cheremetiev (Childerley) would cut X's lead in half at 11:26 of the second when he sniped one top shelf on the power play.  St-FX would get a gift goal at 15:20 when Blake Gal of the X-Men was left all alone in front of Jon Groenheyde.  STU didn't take long to respond though, as Brendan Childerley (Cameron, Hannay) banked one in off X-Men goalie Morgan Clark 23 seconds later.

The third period saw St. Thomas' Jon Bonneau assessed a 5 minute major and a game misconduct for slashing at 26 seconds.  The Tommies killed the penalty but only four seconds after it expired the X-Men would pull ahead by two goals.  They would extend the lead with an empty net tally with 1:47 to play to make it 5 to 2 but Matt Bissonnette (Sanza, Levesque) scored at 19:21 to give the final score of 5 to 3.

Final shots on goal were 36 - 32 for the X-Men.  The Tommies finish off their season tomorrow evening at 7 PM versus the Saint Mary's Huskies.  Come out and see if the Tommies can play spoiler as the Huskies look to move up in the AUS playoff picture.

Tommies goaltender, Jonathan Groenheyde, stopped 32 of 36 shots from the St. FX X-Men

Wednesday 12 February 2014

Battle of the Saints

Graduating players, Yuri Cheremetiev, Jonathan Bonneau, Sebastien Bernier,
and Randy Cameron
 This weekend, are the final games of the regular season for our Men's Tommies. The St. FX X-Men are coming to the Elm City to face the Tommies on Friday night at the GHC for a 7pm start, while the Saint Mary's Huskies roll in on Saturday night for a 7pm face-off.

St. FX has had two wins over the Tommies this season with STU taking one game from them right before the Christmas break. All three of the games played to this point have been close separated by one and two goals, with one going to overtime.

On Saturday evening, the Tommies are going to be celebrating this season's crop of graduating players, forwards Jonathan Bonneau, Yuri Cheremetiev, and Randy Cameron along with defenseman Sebastien Bernier will be playing in their last game as a Tommie. The guys will be facing the Saint Mary's Huskies, a team that has had the number of the Tommies this season.

The lady Tommies will also be playing their final game of the regular season as they prepare for the playoffs, the ladies are playing in Sackville, NB on Saturday when they face-off against Mount Allison at 3:45pm. The Tommies have won two of the three games against the Mounties. The ladies have not played against the Mounties since before the Christmas break, STU have won four of their last five games with a heartbreaking shootout loss last Sunday afternoon against the Huskies while the Mounties look to end a three game losing skid, against our Tommies.

Come on out and cheer the guys on especially the grads as they prepare to take the next steps in their lives. If you are unable to come to the game, please tune in on as well as follow @STUTommies on Twitter for in-game updates.

Sunday 9 February 2014

Tommies suffer shootout loss

In STU's final home game of the 2013-14 regular season, the Saint Mary's Huskies topped the Tommies 2 to 1 in a shoot out.  Kristin Wolfe was solid all game and stopped 30 of 31 shots in four periods of hockey.

The only goal of the first period was scored at 11:02 when Myfanwy Thomson (McTaggart, Marcelline) roofed the puck from in close on a scrambley play.  It looked like Marcelline scored the goal but the official box score shows Thomson.

Early in the second period the Huskies scored at 2:13 when Breanne Lanceleve was sprung on a breakaway and made no mistake slipping the puck past a sprawled Kristin Wolfe.

Later in the second period Teah Anderson was sent in on a breakaway and from our vantage point looked like she had given the Tommies the lead again.  The puck appeared to have hit the back bar of the net and come right back out.  Neither the goal judge or the referee signaled a goal so play went on.  STU would hit another goal post shortly after that and SMU dinged one of the post with only seconds left in the middle frame.

There was no scoring in the third period or OT, although the Tommies finished off the overtime period with a powerplay and just missed twice in the final seconds of the game.

In the shoot out, the Huskies scored with their first shooter and that was all they needed as they went 1 for 5, while STU was unable to capitalize on their five tries.

We also said thank you to our four graduating players this afternoon.  It was wonderful to see Kristin Wolfe, Jordan Miller, Amanda Burns, and Captain Katie Brewster honoured with their jerseys.  Those four young ladies have been wonderful ambassadors for STU and we have been nothing but proud of your inspired play for the past 4 or 5 years.  THANK YOU.

Saturday 8 February 2014

Panthers power through Tommies

In AUS men's hockey action from Charlottetown, the Tommies stayed with the speedy Panthers for two periods but were foiled in the third on two goals by UPEI.

The first two periods saw the Panthers pepper Jon Groenheyde with 34 shots but all they got on the scoreboard was one goal in the first ten minutes of the second frame.  Jon Bonneau (Cameron, Martin) scored at 15:44 on a breakaway to knot the game at ones.

UPEI took the lead for good at 1:34 of the third while the teams were playing four on four.  Shortly after Groenheyde kept STU close with some Domink Hasek like saves, the Panthers scored on the powerplay at 10:11 to seal the win.

Shots on goal were 51 to 23 for UPEI and 30 of those were good saves by Groenheyde.

STU will close out the season next weekend at home versus St-FX and Saint Mary's.

Friday 7 February 2014

UNB tops Tommies in penalty filled battle

The final "Battle of the Hill" for the 2013-'14 season.
In AUS men's hockey action tonight at the GHC, the V-Reds scored 4 unanswered goals in the 2nd period to defeat the Tommies 6-1 in a penalty filled game.

The teams were tied at 1-1 after 20 minutes of play. In the 2nd, the V-Reds took advantage of Tommie penalties, adding 2 pp goals and scored a short handed marker for good measure out shooting STU 11-4 in the period.

STU's lone goal was scored on a 2 man PP and came off the stick of Marc-Andre Levesque (Beaudry-Cameron) in the 1st period.  Jon Groenheyde started for the Tommies, taking the loss as STU was out shot 23-18. 

Tonight's attendance, 1300+ including former Tommies Ron Hatfield & Phil Daigle.

Tonight's game report is compliments of our Friends at Trius.

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Weekend Preview

Tommies Captain Felix Poulin
As the regular season comes to an end the Men's Tommies have one of their three upcoming remaining home games this weekend as UNB comes to the Grant-Harvey Centre for the last "Battle of the Hill" of the season on Friday night at 7pm. All three regular season games have been close and exciting for the fans in attendance. The Men then travel to UPEI on Saturday to face the Panthers at 7pm.
Tommies Captain Katie Brewster

The Lady Tommies are in action as well this weekend when they play the UPEI Panthers on the Island on Friday night at 7pm and come back home to play the SMU Huskies on Sunday afternoon at 2pm at the GHC. The Ladies will be looking to keep their momentum going and keep their three game winning streak alive and well as the regular season winds down. 
Come on out and cheer on the Green and Gold to victory!! If you are unable to make it, the games will be broadcast on or follow @STUTommies for game updates on Twitter. 

Saturday 1 February 2014

Acadia lowers the Axe on STU

The Acadia Axemen scored three goals in the first period and five goals in the second en route to an 8 to 3 victory over the Tommies.

Steve Sanza and Randy Cameron both had a goal and assist while Yuri Cheremetiev picked up the other STU tally.  Matt Bissonnette and Jonathan Bonneau each picked up an assist.

Jon Groenheyde allowed three goals during his 13:59 of play and Alex St-Arnaud was tagged with five goals in 46:01.

STU returns home next Friday night and take on the Varsity Reds at the GHC before heading to PEI for a Saturday night tilt against the Panthers.

Huskies Bitten by Wolfe

Kristin Wolfe turned away 47-49 shots from the Huskies (File Photo)
The Lady Tommies defeated the SMU Huskies, 3-2, in their meeting today continuing in their winning ways in Halifax. The Tommies have extended their winning streak today, to three games.

The Tommies were the first team to strike, the goal was off the stick of team captain Katie Brewster(Apperson, Snider). The goal was scored very early into the game at 44 seconds in. The Tommies kept the Huskies off balance throughout most of the period. SMU led the shots on goal 12-9.

The second period went scoreless until almost the middle of the frame. SMU slid one past the Tommies keeper, Kristin Wolfe at 8:49. This didn't phase the Tommies though, as they scored 14 seconds later. The go ahead goal was scored by Myfanwy Thomson(Marcelline), making the score 2-1. The Huskies still kept pressure on Wolfe though with the shots on goal 17-3 in favour of the Huskies.

With the third period underway the scoring didn't start till the Huskies were able to get the equalizer at 11:51 in the period. The Tommies played strong though holding the Huskies back from getting any more goals on the board pushing the game to overtime. SMU more than doubled the Tommies shots on goal with 16-6.

In the overtime frame the Tommies took a inopportune penalty when the Tommies captain Katie Brewster went to the box for checking giving the Huskies a four on three chance in overtime, which could have been the final nail in the game for the Tommies but they stayed composed on the penalty kill. The Huskies were not able to capitalize on the power play and shortly after they would send one of their own to the penalty box taking some of the pressure off the Tommies. Brewster was released from the sin bin, and the Tommies were on the power play when Eliza Snider(Brewster) scored the sudden death goal,
ending the game. SMU still had more shots on goal in overtime leading the Tommies, 4-2.

Kristin Wolfe stood on her head again turning away 47 of 49 shots on goal. She did have some help though as Myfanwy Thomson scoring a goal on one end, kept one out of her own net at the other end.

The Tommies are back in action next weekend when they face the UPEI Panthers on Friday night at 7pm on the Island.