Southam with lone Axemen goal
WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Acadia Axemen (2-3-0) were unable to mount a comeback against the undefeated UNB Reds (5-0-0) on Friday night, as they lost 2-1. Although the teams were evenly matched for most the game, UNB dominated the third period to take the win.
Despite chances on both sides, the first period was a scoreless affair. UNB dominated the play early in the period, but Acadia eventually found their footing before the midway point of the first.
By the end of the first period, the shots were 12-9 for the Axemen.
UNB broke the scoreless tie with a shorthanded marker in the second period from Reds forward Samuel Dove-McFalls.
Dove-McFalls buried the puck into the empty net after the Axemen goalie fell over and let go of the loose puck, making it 1-0 for UNB.
The Axemen responded just under six minutes later when they tied the game off a goal from Acadia forward, Rodney Southam.
Southam scored off a weird bounce like McFalls’ goal, as the puck ricocheted off the glass behind the net and bounced in front where Southam potted it to make it 1-1.
By the end of the second period, the shots were 22-19 for the Axemen.