Wolfville, N.S. – The Acadia Axemen (3-6-0) snapped their four-game losing skid on Tuesday night against the Dalhousie Tigers (1-9-0) with a 2-1 victory. It was an incredibly close game throughout and it was not until midway through the third period that the Axemen took their final lead of the game thanks to a goal from Subway First Star of the Night, Kyle Farrell.
Acadia opened the scoring incredibly early, with a marker from forward Stephen Harper.
Harper came out of his zone with speed and came down the middle carrying the puck. Harper cut into the offensive zone and fired a wrist shot into the top left corner of the net to make it 1-0.
Dalhousie tied the game almost two minutes before the half-way point of the first when forward Jonathan Cyr – who was wide-open in front of the Axemen net – took a pass from Jackson Playfair and buried the puck to tie the game at 1-1.
By the end of the first period, the shots were 12-4 for Dalhousie.
Neither team could break the tie in the second period, as the game remained tied 1-1 heading into the third period
Acadia was unable to take advantage of multiple power-plays in the period, going 0-for-4 in the second period.
By the end of the second period, the shots were 15-14 for Dalhousie.
Acadia forward Kyle Farrell broke the tie early in the third on a partial breakaway.
Farrell managed to slide the puck past the Dalhousie goalie on his backhand, while fighting off the Tigers defence in tight to make it 2-1.
Despite a late power-play and a pulled goalie a few minutes later, the Tigers were unable to answer back in the third
Axemen goaltender Dawson Carty turned aside 21 of 22 shots, while his Dalhousie counterpart Reilly Picard stopped 24 of 26 shots.
The second and third stars of the night were Dalhousie forward Jackson Playfair and Axemen forward Owen MacDonald, respectively.
Both teams struggled on the power-play as both Acadia and Dalhousie went 0-for-4 for the night.
The Axemen head on the road for two road games and take to the ice again at home on Sunday Nov. 11 against the Moncton Aigles Bleus. Puck drop is at 3:00 p.m.
Submitted by Joshua Foote, Acadia Athletics Communications Office