StFX come back from down four to beat Dalhousie

Photo by Kate Collings
Photo by Kate Collings

The StFX X-Men men's hockey team beat the Dalhousie Tigers 7-5 on November 11, at the Halifax Forum.

The Tigers looked good early as they out-shot the X-Men 14-8 in the first period. An early power play for the X-Men looked like it may bring us the first goal of the game, but the Dalhousie defence held strong. The Tigers persistence paid off when Brett Crossley (Dartmouth, NS) found the back of the net to open the scoring.

The second period was full of fireworks as both teams combined to score six goals. Campbell Pickard (Halifax, NS), Josh Wainman (Peterborough, ON), Shaun Miller (Enfield, NS), and Liam Peyton (Halifax, NS) all scored goals for the Tigers, while Roddie Sandilands (Williamstown, ON) and Bailey Webster (Kensington, PE) netted a couple for STFX.

The X-Men exploded in the third period, as Josh Nelson (Lockport, IL), Dallas Farrell (Cardigan, PE), and Jacob Hudson (Antigonish, NS) all scored goals in the span of six minutes to tie the game late in the period. Some frustration penalties by Dalhousie gave STFX a 5-on-3 power play and Hudson scored his second of the night to take the lead. An empty netter by Liam Hawel (Arnprior, ON) stretched the lead to two as the X-Men held on to win the game.

Jacob Hudson earned Subway player of the game honours for StFX as his two goals helped fuel the X-Men comeback and deliver the win.

Dalhousie loses their seventh in a row and will now turn their attention to UPEI as they travel to Charlottetown tomorrow to face the Panthers. STFX will look to make it a four-game win streak next Wednesday, as they host Saint Mary's in a make-up game that was originally scheduled for Oct. 5.