Aigles Bleus move into third in men's hockey standings

Aigles Bleus move into third in men's hockey standings

The Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus delivered wins over the StFX X-Men and Dalhousie Tigers this weekend, allowing them to rise up the AUS men's hockey standings with a 5-3 record.

The Aigles Bleus blanked the X-Men 3-0 in Moncton Friday night, earning two points. Alexandre Jacob opened the scoring in the first with a tally, with Vincent Deslauriers finding the back of the net in the second. Joey Richard then had an empty-net tally in the third to seal the victory for the home team. Etienne Montpetit made 30 saves for the shutout. 

Université de Moncton then skated to a 7-2 victory over the Tigers Saturday night, with Maxime St-Cyr recording a hattrick. Robbie Graham also recorded two tallies on the night, with Danick Crete and Alexis Roy also getting on the board. Jonathan Cyr and Camerson Thompson both scored powerplay goals for the Tigers in the loss. 

The UNB Reds have won four straight games to remain at the top of the standings with a 12-3 record. The Reds earned a huge 10-0 victory over the Tigers Friday night. The win was the 500th of Reds' head coach Gardiner MacDougall's illustrious career. Samuel Dove-McFalls, Stephen Anderson and Mark Rassell all had two goals apiece, with Alexandre Goulet, Tyler Boland, Matthew Boucher and Matt Murphy also getting on the board in the win. 

UNB then earned another big win Saturday night as they topped the StFX X-Men 8-1. Anderson scored twice in the win, including the first goal of the game, just 44 seconds into the first period, and was named first star and Subway Player of the Game. Other UNB goals came from Goulet, Mark Simpson, Patrick Watling (2), James McEwan (PP) and Oliver Cooper (PP). Mark Tremaine scored the lone StFX goal in the loss.

The Acadia Axemen also earned a sweep this past week, kicking things off Wednesday night with a 5-2 win over the Saint Mary's Huskies. Jordy Stallard scored twice in the win, with Johnny Corneil, TJ Fergus (PP) and Mason McCarty also getting on the board. Saint Mary's goals came from Nick Welsh and Dawson Theede (PP). 

The Axemen then skated to a 3-1 win Saturday night as they hosted the UPEI Panthers in Wolfville. Acadia was led by a hattrick from Cristiano Digiacinto, who earned Subway Player of the Game honours. Owen Headrick scored a powerplay goal from the Panthers in the loss.

The Panthers split their weekend games as they doubled the Huskies 6-3 Friday night. The Panthers used a balanced attack with six different players depositing a goal. Kyle MaksimovichOwen Headrick and Troy Lajeunesse recorded a goal and an assist each, while Jordan MaherRiley Whittingham and TJ Shea also found the back of the net. Jacob Friend, Anthony Repaci and Stephen Johnson got on the board for Saint Mary's in the loss.


Wednesday, Nov. 20
Saint Mary's 2 at Acadia 5

Friday, Nov. 22
Saint Mary's 3 at UPEI 6
StFX 0 at Moncton 3
Dalhousie 0 at UNB 10

Saturday, Nov. 23
UPEI 1 at Acadia 3
Dalhousie 2 at Moncton 7
StFX 1 at UNB 8

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