Leier & Farrell tally for Axemen in loss
WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The U SPORTS No. 7 ranked Acadia Axemen (11-5-2) ended the first half of their season on a sour note, losing 3-2 in OT to the No. 2 UNB Varsity Reds (15-0-3).
Acadia held the lead twice in the game, but the league’s best V-Reds answered back each time.
The Axemen head into the holiday break with fourth place in the AUS standings.
The first period was dominated by the Axemen, as they outshot UNB 12-7 and took a 1-0 lead into the second frame.
Axemen forward Boston Leier scored at 6:07 in the opening period when he picked up the puck off the back boards and fired it past UNB’s goalie Alex Dubeau to ignite the home crowd.
Near the end of the first, a fight broke out in front of the UNB net and saw Dubeau receive a rare roughing penalty.
UNB responded with a strong second period, where they dominated most of the play and outscored the Axemen 2-1 in the period to tie the game 2-2 heading into the final frame.