The Acadia Axemen are headed to the CIS championships in Saskatoon!
The Axemen completed the victory with a 3-1 win over the Saint Mary’s Huskies Monday night in Halifax. The victory clinched the AUS Conference title for the Axemen, and sends them to Saskatoon as the AUS representative in the CIS National tournament.
The Axemen, still trying to solve Huskies netminder Anthony Peters after his stellar Game 3 performance, reversed their fortunes on the power play. Dustin Ekelman scored for Acadia with the man advantage, giving the Axemen a 1-0 lead and forcing the Huskies to abandon their physical style of play a bit. Now having to play catch up, the Huskies continued to battle, and it paid off at the seven minute mark of the second period, when Steven Shipley redirected a harmless shot from Matt Tipoff past a helpless Evan Mosher. The score was tied, and the Huskies continued to swarm.
But disaster struck for the Huskies less than eight minutes later, as Saint Mary’s defenseman Cameron Wind handed the puck to former Halifax Moosehead Travis Randell in front of his own net. Randell made no mistake, faking out Peters and scoring what eventually would hold up to be the game winner.Read more »