Friday, Nov 24th, 2017

X hockey teams remain unbeaten

Posted on November 2, 2017 Richard MacKenzie; [email protected]



St. F.X. men’s and women’s hockey teams remained unbeaten on the young season, following wins during the Oct. 20-22 weekend.

X-Women

The X-Women were on the road for games at St. Thomas and UPEI, and came away with a 4-0 victory over the Tommies, Oct. 20, and a 6-2 win against the Panthers, the following day.

Captain Daley Oddy, reigning U Sports MVP Sarah Bujold, Nicole Halladay and Kristen McKinley scored for St. F.X. in the win at STU, with Carley Molnar earning the shutout in goal for the X-Women, by making 25 saves.

Jeanna MacDonald had two assists for St. F.X.

Emerson Elliot scored twice for St. F.X. versus the Panthers with single markers being recorded by Bujold, Santana Gravelle, Lindsey Donovan and Kate Gotaas.

Oddy had three assists in the game while Bujold added two, to go along with her goal.

Molnar made 16 saves to earn the victory.

St. F.X.’s unblemished 4-0 record sees them in second place as St. Mary’s has also played perfect hockey to start the season, and with one more victory, sits at 5-0.

The X-Women played Dalhousie and St. Mary’s over the Oct. 27-29 weekend (results unavailable at press time) and have two games again this weekend, starting Friday (Nov. 3) evening at Moncton and concluding Sunday (Nov. 5) at home, versus UPEI. Puck drop at the Keating Centre is 3 p.m.

The X-Women were ranked sixth in U Sports as of Oct. 24

X-Men

The St. F.X X-Men hockey team improved their record to an impressive 6-0 following a 4-1 home-ice win over Dalhousie, Oct. 20, and a 4-2 victory in Moncton, the following day.

Sam Studnicka scored twice in the win over the Tigers, including an empty-net goal to seal the victory, while Jagger Dirk and Nathan Pancel, on a power-play, added singles.

Michael Clarke had two assists in the contest and Chase Marchand made 29 saves to earn the win in goal for the X-Men.

Versus the Aigles Bleus, Pancel had two goals while Dirk, and Mark Tremaine, with the empty-netter, also hit the score sheet for St. F.X.

Tremaine added an assist in the win, for a two-point night, and Brandon Hope made 24 saves to earn the ‘W’ in goal.

The 6-0 record has St. F.X. in first place in AUS standings with UNB close behind with a 5-0-1 (overtime loss) record.

St. F.X. played host to Moncton and visited Dalhousie over the Oct. 27-29 weekend, and this week they begin with a game tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 1) versus St. Mary’s, at the Keating Centre.

Puck drop is 7 p.m.

This Friday, the X-Men will visit Wolfville to face-off with the Axemen.

The X-Men are ranked third in U Sports, one place behind UNB.

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