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12/29/2005: STFX - 3 @ LAKEHEAD - 2 OT

T BAY TEL VARSITY CUP DAY 2 SUMMARY: CALGARY AND ST. FX POST WINS

Mike Aylward
Friday, December 30, 2005

The second day of T Bay Tel Varsity Cup CIS-NCAA men’s university hockey action saw the Calgary Dinos score an impressive 6-1 win over the Lake Superior State Lakers in the afternoon game while the St. FX X-Men won their second OT game of the tourney with a 3-2 win over the host Lakehead Thunderwolves.

After two days of tourney action, St. FX has a 2-0 mark, Calgary and Lake State are 1-1, while Lakehead is 0-2.  However, St. FX has 4 points on two wins, Calgary has 3 points on a win and an OT loss, Lake State has 2 points on one win, and Lakehead has 1 point on an OT loss. 

That makes Day 3 of the tournament very interesting and puts St. FX in control of their own fate.  They play Lake State in the afternoon game and if the X-Men win; they are in the final on Saturday afternoon.  Lake State must win for a chance to get in the finals.  A win for the Lakers would give both them and St. FX a 2-1 mark and they would wait for the final result between Lakehead and Calgary.  In this scenario; if Calgary defeated Lakehead, the Dinos would go through on 5 points and they would then play the Lakers who would go through based on head-to-head against X.

The host Thunderwolves have the hardest road to get to the final.  They would have to defeat Calgary in regulation time and also hope that St. FX defeated Lake State in the afternoon game.  If this happened, Lakehead would play St. FX in the final and go through instead of Calgary; based upon head-to-head.  However, if Lakehead defeated Calgary in OT; the Dinos would go through on four points.  Needless to say; Day 3 of the T Bay Varsity Cup will be very interesting.

Varsity Cup Day 2: Game 1: Calgary 6 Lakehead Superior State 1

The Calgary Dinos put on an impressive display of fast forechecking and completely dominated the NCAA No. 18 Lake Superior State Lakers by a 6-1 score Thursday afternoon in the second day of T Bay Tel Varsity Cup action.

The Dinos were led by Colin Mcrae with 3 goals and an assist, Brett O'Malley with a goal and 2 assists.  Singles came from Lonnie Tetley and Wes Reid.  Nathan Ward scored for the Lakers.  Calgary outshot Lake State 40-21.

The Three Stars were:
1) Calgary: Colin McRae
2) Calgary: Brett O'Malley
3) Calgary: Jarrett Lukin

Varsity Cup Day 2: Game 2: St. FX 3 Lakehead 2 (OT)

The host Thunderwolves played a much better game than their Day 1 effort against Lake State but had trouble beating X netminder Tyson Kellerman as he turned aside 46 of 48 Lakehead shots. 

Lakehead Captain Joel Scherban potted both of the Thunderwolves goals while X’s scoring came from Stuart McRae, Tyler Dyck, and Ryan Salvis who notched the OT winner.  Lakehead netminder Grant McCune also made some fine saves; stopping 30 of 33 X shots.  Lakehead outshot St. FX 48-33 in the game.

The Three Stars were:
1) St. FX: Sam Roberts
2) Lakehead: Joel Scherban
3) St. FX: Tyson Kellerman

Attendance of the day was 2599.
 

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1:
1. 08:34 StFX, MacRae (Roberts , Smith )
Penalties: 04:32 StFX, Walsh (HKG)17:26 StFX, Flinn (HLD)17:26 Lakehead, Craig Priestlay (SL)
PERIOD 2:
2. 04:37 Lakehead, Joel Scherban (Jeff Richards, Hugo Lehoux) 3. 07:05 StFX, Dyck (Roberts , Armstrong )
Penalties: 12:41 Lakehead, Mark Robinson (SL)20:00 Lakehead, Jeff Richards (RAW)20:00 StFX, Armstrong (RAW)
PERIOD 3:
4. 06:10 Lakehead, Joel Scherban (Brad Priestlay)
Penalties: none
OVERTIME:
5. 04:59 StFX, Salvis (Roberts , Walsh )
Penalties: 00:50 StFX, Bench (TMM)
Lakehead: Grant McCune, 30 saves made, 3 goals against.StFX: Kellerman, 46 saves made, 2 goals against.Referees: Eric Vastamaki (referee), Kevin Ritchie, Gary Nistico,