X-Men Shutout Axemen 2-0

Owsley Breaks Acadia Hearts In St.FX Win

X-Men Drew Owsley sprawls out to cover a loose puck as the Axemen attack the net.
X-Men goaltender Drew Owsley sprawls out to cover a loose puck as the Axemen surround the attacking net.

A good goaltender can make all the difference in the world. This was certainly the case when the St. FX X-Men came to Wolfville to take on the Acadia Axemen.

St. FX goaltender Drew Owsley was the talk of the game, as he stopped 35 Acadia shots en route to a 2-0 win. The loss gives Acadia their first mini slump of the season, as the Axemen lost to the Saint Mary’s Huskies the night before. They have now lost two games in a row, and scored only two goals in those two games.

St. FX opened the scoring midway through the first period on a two on one that Acadia goalie Brandon Glover had no chance on. Acadia began their barrage on the X-Men goal, but were unable to solve Owsley. Owsley made the 1-0 lead stand up through most of the game, as he continually frustrated the Axemen gunners. In the end, goals by Blake Gal and Jagger Dirk were the difference. Dirk’s goal came on a power play in the third period, after Glover made three sensational saves. He could not make the fourth, as his defense seemed to have purchased tickets to the game and were watching the play. Dirk deposited the puck into the open net as Glover and the rest of the Axemen could only watch.

Two goals were more than enough, as Owsley made the 2-0 lead stand up to the end.

Glover was just as sensational in the Axemen net, especially in the third. The X-Men came at him in waves, and he continually matched Owsley save for save. He can hardly be faulted for the two goals allowed. He stopped 20 of 22 shots in the contest.

Next up for the Axemen will be a road trip that takes them to Moncton on November 14, to UNB on November 15, and to UPEI on November 21. They finish their road trip on November 22 with a visit to St. Thomas, and then return to Andrew H. McCain Arena in Wolfville on November 26. You can follow the Axemen on their trip by tuning into 97.7 FM and following Len Hawley’s expert play by play on the radio, or by visiting www.austv.ca for live streaming games. Follow @axemenhockey on Twitter for updates!

Game story from Justin Halbersma, Staff Writer at Vavel USA (www.vavel.com)