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Axemen top Huskies 5-2

Axemen top Huskies 5-2

(Halifax, NS)  In AUS men's hockey action Friday night, the Acadia Axemen defeated the Saint Mary's Huskies 5-2 at the Halifax Forum.

The Axemen wasted no time opening the scoring as Subway player of the game Boston Leier (Saskatoon, SK) tallied from the circle through a screen at 27 seconds to make it 1-0. Saint Mary's responded when Stephen MacAulay (Cole Harbour, NS) scored a shorthanded goal in the slot at 13:43 to tie things up at 1-1. Acadia got the lead back when Leier scored his second of the game on a one-timer from the top of the circle on the powerplay at 14:27 to make the score 2-1 after the first period. In the second period, the Huskies got one back when Mitchell Maynard (Cole Harbour, NS) potted a marker from the top of the circle at 7:57 to tie the game again at 2-2 after 40 minutes. In the third, the Axemen took the lead back when Brett Thompson (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) scored in the slot at 2:22 to make it 3-2. Acadia increased their lead when Michael Clarke (Halifax, NS) tallied from the circle on the powerplay at 8:22 to make the score 4-2. Acadia sealed the win when Thompson potted his second of the night into an empty net at 18:28.

The Axemen outshot the Huskies 31-19. Brandon Glover (Victoria, BC) made 17 saves to get the win for the Axemen. Cole Cheveldave (Calgary, AB) stopped 26 shots in net for the Huskies.

Both teams are back in action next Saturday at 7:00 pm. The Axemen visit the UNB Varsity Reds and the Huskies are on the road as well against the UPEI Panthers.