Aigles Bleus earn weekend sweep in men's hockey action

Aigles Bleus earn weekend sweep in men's hockey action

The Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus topped the Acadia Axemen and Saint Mary's Huskies this weekend, allowing them to rise up the AUS men's hockey standings.

The Aigles Bleus hosted the Axemen Friday night, handing them just their second loss of the season, doubling them 4-2. Maxime St-Cyr led the home team in the victory with an even strength goal and an empty net power play tally. Alexandre Jacob and Edourad Michaud (PP) also found the back of the net for Moncton. Rodney Southam and Liam Maaskant scored for Acadia in the loss. Etienne Montpetit made 33 saves in the victory.

Moncton then went on to host the Saint Mary's Huskies Saturday evening, who were riding a four-game win streak. The Aigles Bleus scored three unanswered goals in 29 seconds in the final minute of the first period en route to a 6-1 win. Danick Crète and Subway player of the game, Gabriel Vanier, led the offensive with two goals apiece. St-Cyr and Robbie Graham also got on the board for Moncton, with Dylan DiPerna scoring the lone goal for Saint Mary's.

The UPEI Panthers earned five points this week, picking up two wins and an overtime loss against the Saint Mary's Huskies Tuesday night.

A back and forth match saw the Huskies playing catch up, but they forced the game to overtime to win by a score of 5-4. Saint Mary's Nicholas Welsh got the overtime winner, earning Subway Player of the Game honours. Other Huskies goals came from Mitchell Balmas, Noah Zilbert, Jonathan Hampton and Dawson Theede. UPEI's Filip Rydstrom got on the board twice in the loss, with teammates Kameron Kielly and Riley Whittingham also finding the back of the net.

Friday night, the Panthers doubled the StFX X-Men 6-3 in Charlottetown. Owen Headrick and Kyle Maksimovich led the way with a pair of goals each, while Kameron Kielly and Filip Rydstrom recorded one apiece. Kielly also added two assists in the win. Mark Tremaine led the X-Men with two tallies in the loss, with teammate Declan Smith (PP) also getting on the board.

Saturday night, the Panthers topped the Dalhousie Tigers 4-1. Darian Pilon led the Panthers with a hattrick in the victory, earning Subway Player of the Game honours. Troy Lajeunesse also got on the board in the win, with Chandler Yakimowicz scoring a short-handed tally for Dalhousie's lone goal of the game. Simon Hofley was fantastic in goal for the Panthers, allowing just one goal on 32 shots to earn the win.

The Huskies handed the UNB Reds just their third loss of the season Friday night as Eric Brassard stopped 29 of the 30 shots he faced while Connor McGlynn had the game-winner in the 3-1 victory. Brassard's effort earned him the Subway Player of the Game nod. Balmas (PP) and Zilbert (EN) earned tallies in the victory, with Tyler Boland scoring the lone goal for UNB. 

The Reds bounced back Saturday afternoon, Tyler Boland scored a pair of goals in the win, including the winner, with just 47 seconds to play. He was named the Subway Player of the Game. Boland and James McEwan also got on the board for UNB, while Cristiano Digiacinto (PP), Maurizio Colella (PP) and Garrett McFadden scored for Acadia in the loss. 

Despite their loss to the Panthers, the StFX X-Men split their games this week, skating to a 3-1 victory over the Dalhousie Tigers in Wednesday night action. The X-Men were led by Adam Laishram, Declan Smith and Daniel Robertson who all scored in the victory, while Cameron Thompson scored the lone goal for Dalhousie in the loss. Despite the loss, Dalhousie goaltender Reilly Pickard made a huge 46 saves on the night. StFX's Joseph Raaymakers finished with 30 saves in the win.


Tuesday, Nov. 5
UPEI 4 at Saint Mary's 5 (OT)

Wednesday, Nov. 6
Dalhousie 1 at StFX 3

Friday, Nov. 8
Saint Mary's 3 at UNB 1
StFX 3 at UPEI 6
Acadia 2 at Moncton 4

Saturday, Nov. 9
Acadia 3 at UNB 4
Saint Mary's 1 at Moncton 6
UPEI 4 at Dalhousie 1

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