Jan 21, 2015
|Acadia||3||Saint Mary’s||4||Final – OT||Box Score | Recap|
Source: Mark Moffat, Saint Mary’s Sports Info
HALIFAX, NS – Hockey fans at the Halifax Forum fans were treated to great AUS hockey action, that saw the #7 CIS Saint Mary’s Huskies top the #3 Acadia Axemen 4-3 in overtime.
Kyle Pereira (Brampton, ON) scored on the powerplay at 4:18 of extra time to give the Huskies the win. Pereira’s big tally earned him Subway player of the game honours.
Saint Mary’s opened the scoring in the first period when Stephen MacAulay (Cole Harbour, NS) scored on the powerplay at 17:14 to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Acadia evened things up early in the 2nd, when Brett Thompson (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) notched a marker at 3:26 to tie the score at 1-1 after two periods.
In the third period, Acadia took the lead when Boston Leier (Saskatoon, SK) scored at 4:35 to make the score 2-1. The Axemen quickly extended their lead when Remy Giftopoulos (Ancaster, ON) tallied at 5:46 to give Acadia a 3-1 lead.
At 19:06 Saint Mary’s cut into the lead when Stephen Johnston (Guelph, ON) scored to bring the game to within one goal at 3-2. The Less than 30 seconds later, the Huskies tied the game in dramatic fashion when MacAulay scored his 2nd goal of the night at 19:34 to make tie things up a sending the game to overtime.
The Axemen outshot the Huskies 49-30 in the contest. Fourth year goalie, Anthony Peters (Blyth, ON) made 46 saves to get the win in net for Saint Mary’s. Brandon Glover stopped 26 shots in goal for the Axemen
The Huskies and Axemen both return to action this Friday night. Saint Mary’s visits the St. Thomas Tommies in Fredericton, while the Axemen host the Universite De Moncton Aigles Bleus in Wolfville.
|Dalhousie||1||StFX||3||Final||Box Score | Recap|
Source: StFX Communications
ANTIGONISH, N.S. – The StFX X-Men (14-7-1) skated to a 3-1 win over the Dalhousie Tigers (6-15-1) to secure a place in the playoffs in AUS hockey action Wednesday night at the Keating Centre.
After falling behind 1-0 at the end of 20 minutes, X-Men junior forward Zack MacQueen (Woodstock, Ont.) scored two goals in the second period, including the eventual game-winner, to give the blue and white a 2-1 advantage.
“It was a good play all around,” MacQueen said of his first marker, which came at 6:40.
He re-directed a point shot from defenseman Jagger Dirk (Penticton, B.C.) behind Tiger goaltender Wendall Vye (Moncton, N.B.). Cory MacIntosh (North Sydney, N.S.) collected the other assist.
At 11:08, MacQueen collected a rebound on the lip of the Tiger crease before roofing a shot over Vye. Kristoff Kontos (Penetanguishene, Ont.), with his first point on home ice, and Steven Kuhn (Oyen, AB) assisted.
“We had them hemmed in. The puck came out in front and I was able to put it in,” MacQueen said.
Ben MacAskill (Aulds Cove, N.S.) of the Tigers opened the scoring with eight seconds remaining in the first period. His shot from the point eluded a screened Drew Owsley (Lethbridge, AB), with Dan Joyce (Saint John, NB) and Andrew Langan (Saint John, N.B.) drawing assists on the power play marker.
The X-Men outshot the Tigers 15-7 in the first period.
Cole Grbavac (Calgary, Alta.) wrapped up the scoring with an insurance marker for the X-Men at 5:36 of the third period, on assists from Ted Stephens (Whitehorse, YT) and Rob Slaney (Portugal Cove, NL).
Owsley made 12 saves for the win, while Vye turned aside 45 shots in the loss.
The three stars of the game were MacQueen, Trey Lewis (Aldouane, N.B.) of the X-Men and Vye.
The Tigers return to action Friday, Jan. 23 when they host the CIS No. 2-ranked UNB Varsity Reds in Halifax. On the same night, the X-Men will visit Charlottetown to face the UPEI Panthers. Puck drop for both games is 7 p.m.