The Acadia Axemen opened the second half of the season with back-to-back wins over the Saint Mary's Huskies and UPEI Panthers, allowing them to extend their win streak to six.
Friday night, the Axemen hosted the Huskies, skating to a 5-2 victory. Acadia goaltender Logan Flodell was named the Subway Player of the Game with 47 stops on 49 shots. Acadia goals came from all different skaters, with Mason McCarty (PP), Ryan Foss, Owen MacDonald, Stephen Harper and Ross MacDougall (EN) all finding the back of the net in the win. Anthony Repaci and Stephen Johnson scored for Saint Mary's in the loss.
Acadia then went on to take on the Panthers in Charlottetown Saturday night, where Jack Flaman scored a hattrick to lift the Axemen to victory. Other Acadia goals came from MacDonald and Cristiano Digiacinto (SH). UPEI tallies came from Owen Headrick, Jordan Maher and Matt Brassard. The Axemen now sit atop of the AUS men's hockey standings with a 16-4 record for 32 points.
The UNB Reds earned weekend wins, starting things off with a 5-2 win over the Dalhousie Tigers in Halifax Friday night. After falling 2-0 in the first period, the Reds scored five unanswered goals to earn the victory. Tristan Pomerleau was named the Subway Player of the Game, finishing with a goal and six shots. Matthew Boucher, Oliver Cooper, Connor Hall and Kris Bennett all scored for UNB, while Brett Crossley and Colton Heffley earned tallies for Dalhousie in the loss.
The Reds then earned a 6-2 victory over the StFX X-Men Saturday night, with Bennett leading UNB with two goals on the night. Boucher, Marcus McIvor, Alexandre Goulet and Tyler Boland all found the back of the net in the win, with Jeremiah Addison and Matthew Graham scoring in the loss.
The Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus skated to a shootout win Friday night as Maxime St-Cyr tied the game with only 41 seconds left in regulation to send it to overtime. Subway player of the game Vincent Deslauriers notched the shootout winner, potting his second goal of the night. Alexis Roy also found the back of the net for Moncton in the win, while Mark Tremaine, Matthew Graham (SS) and Jeremiah Addison (PP) scored for the X-Men.
The Aigles Bleus split their weekend games as they fell in Halifax Saturday night to the Tigers. Cameron Thompson, Campbell Pickard and Andrew Shewfelt all got on the board for Dalhousie, with Thompson being named Subway Player of the Game. Vincent Deslauriers and St-Cyr scored for Moncton in the loss.
The Panthers also split their weekend games, opening 2020 with a 7-5 win over the Huskies in Halifax. Filip Rydstorm had four points on the night (two goals and two assists) to be awarded the Subway Player of the Game for UPEI. Jordan Maher, TJ Shea, Owen Headrick and Kameron Kielly (EN) also scored for UPEI, while Johnson, Repaci (PP), Adam Bateman, Bronson Beaton and Mitchell Balmas got on the board for the Huskies in the loss.
Thursday, January 2
UPEI 7 at Saint Mary's 5