X-Men drop close game to Axemen

Photo credit Peter Oleskevich
Photo credit Peter Oleskevich

WOLFVILLE, NS – Acadia's three-game losing skid came to an end on Saturday night as they beat the STFX X-Men 3-2 in front of 1,326 fans at Andrew H McCain Arena. The game marked third loss in a row for the X-Men.

The hero on the night was Brady Burns (Port Williams, NS) who scored the game-winning goal 3:55 into the third period while on the power play.

The Axemen opened the scoring 2:07 into the game, with Brendan Sellan (Bolton, ON) taking a pass from goaltender Thomas Couture (Levis, QC). Cole Nagy (Saskatoon, SK) made it 2-0 before STFX's Zack Trott (Mulmur, ON) cut into the lead before the end of the period.

Trott's power play goal made it 2-1 after 20. 

Jacob Hudson (Antigonish, NS) tied the game 2-2 midway through the second period, where the score stood heading into the final frame.

In the victory Couture made 37 stops, while Joseph Raaymakers (Chatham, ON) made 28 saves in the loss.

STFX will host Dalhousie on Wednesday night in Antigonish before travelling to Charlottetown to battle the Panthers on Friday. For the Axemen, they're on the road for a Friday night tilt in Moncton against the Aigles Bleus before facing the first place UNB Reds on Saturday in Fredericton.

Moncton and UNB both have clinched playoff berths, while Acadia is currently four points ahead of Dalhousie for the final playoff spot in the AUS. STFX is tied for fourth place.


Recap courtesy Acadia Athletics