Axemen Down St Thomas 7-2 for First Road Win in Young Season

Axemen Down St Thomas 7-2 for First Road Win in Young Season

HockeyAxemanwithnewAchangedcopyThe Acadia Axemen had their first road test Friday night, hitting the road

to take on the St Thomas Tommies in Fredericton, NB, and skated away with a 7-2 victory.

STU took the early lead in the first periodl on a goal from Brendan Childerley, but Liam Heelis replied before the end of the first with a shorthanded marker.

The second period was a deadlock until 13:48 when Michael Clarke put the Axemen up 2-1, but the lead didn’t last long as STU scored on the powerplay on a goal by Colin Martin.

With the teams squared up at two going into the third, it was all Acadia from there as they went on to score five unanswered goals, including three on the powerplay.

Liam Heelis scored with the man advantage a minute in, and Alex Beaton gave Acadia a two goal lead just over a minute later.

Heelis completed the hat trick with another powerplay goal, and Beaton again replied just 19 seconds later on the PP.

Dylan Anderson rounded out the scoring late in the third.

Evan Mosher got the win in net for Acadia, stopping 15 of 17 shots; while Jonathan Groenheyde took the loss stopping 18 of 24, before being ejected from the game for bumping an official. Alex St Arnaud came in and made 6 of 7 saves.

Acadia outshot STU 31-17 and the game features 71 minutes in penalties. Leo Jenner, Christopher Owens, Beaton, and Heelis all had three point nights for the 2-1 Acadia Axemen.

The Axemen travel to UPEI to face the Panthers Saturday night, with the Panthers coming off a 2-1 home win over Dalhousie.