Huskies capture Don Wells Tournament championship
23/09/2012 10:00 pm
Axemen lose in last seconds to StFX in consolation game
WOLFVILLE, NS - The hockey Axemen fell short of picking up a win this weekend at the Don Wells Memorial Tournament, losing 3-2 StFX in the consolation game.
Tied in the closing minutes of the game, the X-men's Bronson Maschmeyer netted the game winner on the powerplay with 49 seconds remaining to give StFX their first win of the Don Wells Tournament.
Acadia trailed 1-0 after just under eight minutes into the first period when Steven Kuhn scored the first of three X-Men goals. First year Axeman forward Brett Thompson scored his second goal of the weekend to tie the game at one at the 2:39 mark of the first frame on the powerplay.
The Axemen grabbed a quick goal in the opening minutes of the second period when Jacob Dietrich shoved in a rebound off of a Chris Owens shot.
At the mid-point of the third period StFX would tie the game on a Derek Claffey goal. With most anticpating the game to go into overtime, the X-men would have a last chance to snag a win with a powerplay with 1:22 remaining in the game.
Thirty three seconds into the man advantage, StFX's Bronson Maschmeyer netted the game winner to give the X-Men a 3-2 win. Outshooting StFX 46-21 including a 17-5 advantage in the final frame, the Axemen would settle with a loss to cap the weekend hosting teh Don Wells Memorial Tournament.
Both teams will meet early in the regular season as the Axemen host StFX for the season opener scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12.
Huskies capture Don Wells Tournament with last second goal against Carleton
The Saint Mary's Huskies claimed the Don Wells Memorial Tournament championship with a 3-1 win over the visiting Carleton Ravens of the Ontario University Athletics conference. The Huskies were the last to win the Don Wells tournament in 2010.
The Ravens, who pulled off a OT-SO win over Acadia late last night, were first on the scoreboard with nine minutes remaining in the second period on a Ryan MacLean goal, after a scoreless first frame.
Huskie Stephen Johnston tied the game at the midpoint of the third period and just over five minutes later Brad Smith scored an unassisted goal off the faceoff to give Saint Mary's a 2-1 lead in the closing minutes of the game. Smith swept in an open netter with seven seconds remaining in the game to capture the Huskie win.
Edging the Raven 34-29 shots on goal, the Huskies dominated the final frame with an eleven to four shots on goal advantage. With the Ravens completing their Saturday night game only 13 hours prior to the beginning of today's game, it was apparent that Carleton ran out of steam, finishing their third game in four days.