The Acadia Axemen remain at the top of the AUS men's hockey standings with an 8-1 record as they earned wins over the Saint Mary's Huskies and UPEI Panthers this weekend.
The Axemen opened their weekend Friday evening with a high-scoring 9-8 affair against the Huskies in Wolfville. The Subway Player of the Game, Cristiano Digiacinto scored two goals on the night for Acadia, with other Axemen goals coming from Rodney Southam, Stephen Harper, Eric Henderson, Murizio Colella, Jack Flaman (2) and Jordy Stallard (PP). Saint Mary's tallies came from Sam Dunn (PP), Keith Getson, Mitchell Balmas, Keith Getson, Joel Bishop, Dawson Theede (2) and Sam King.
Acadia then visited the Panthers in Charlottetown Saturday night, where they earned a 3-2 victory. The Axemen scored three times in the third to come out on top, with goals coing from Rodnet Southam (PP), Mason McCarty and Jordy Stallard. Kameron Kielley scored twice for the Panthers in the loss.
The StFX X-Men avenged a 6-3 loss to the UNB Reds last weekend by earning the upper hand Friday night and defeating the Reds by a 3-2 margin at the Charles V. Keating Centre. A pair of early third period goals scored 23 seconds apart was the difference in the game for the X-Men. X-Men goals came from Cole MacDonald (PP), William Thompson and Adam Laishram, while Alexandre Goulet and Tyler Boland both scored power play tallies in the Reds loss.
The Reds bounced back Saturday evening as they visited the Dalhousie Tigers, blanking them 6-0. Matt Murphy was named the Subway Player of the Game for the Reds, picking up two points in the game, including the game-winning goal. Other tallies came from Mark Rassell, Kris Bennet (PP), Mark Simpson, Brady Gilmour and Marcus McIvor (PP). Samuel Harvey made 18 saves for the shutout.
Friday evening, Dalhousie hosted the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus. The Tigers found late goals in hopes of a comeback, but Moncton was able to hold on for a 5-4 win. Robbie Graham and Maxime St-Cyr scored twice for the Aigles Bleus, with teammate Joey Richard also adding a tally. Brett Crossley finished the night with two while Andrew Shewfelt and Jonathan Cyr (PP) also finished the night with goals for the Tigers.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
UPEI at Saint Mary's (Postponed)