Huskies Lead Best of 5 Series 2-1
Game 3, of the best of 5 AUS semi-final playoff series, took place on Sunday night at the Halifax Forum, with the Saint Mary’s Huskies playing host to the Acadia Axemen. When the smoke cleared and the final buzzer went off, it was the Huskies winning by a score of 4-0 to take a 2-1 series lead. From here on out, it’s a win or done situation for the Axemen as they will need to take Tuesday’s game 4 in order to push the series back home to Wolfville for a game 5.
The two teams played a scoreless first period, with Acadia firing 9 shots on goal and SMU with 8, but both Brandon Glover for Acadia, and Anthony Peters for SMU, stood tall in their respective net stopping all comers. Both teams were 0 for 2 on the powerplay in the opening frame.
The second period saw SMU open the scoring at 4:33, when Bradley Greene came out from behind the net and shovelled a pass to the far side of the net, to wide open teammate Michael Curtis who tapped the pass home.
At 11:44, with Huskies defenceman Alex Cord off for checking from behind, his teammates were able to score shorthanded, when Stephen Johnston was stopped by Glover, the puck appeared to be under the goaltender’s pad, out of sight, but Jamie Doornbosch came in and knocked at the pad pushing the puck into the net. To many onlookers surprise, the goal counted and Saint Mary’s took a 2-0 lead into the dressing room after 2 period. Acadia outshot SMU 14-9 in the period; Acadia was 0 for 3 on the man advantage in the 2nd.Read more »