The Dalhousie Tigers Men’s Hockey team lost 4-2 to L’université de Moncton Aigles Bleus on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Halifax Forum.
After a scoreless first period, Dalhousie scored the game’s first goal three-and-a-half minutes into the second period. Tanner Willams deked through a couple of Moncton defenders and passed the puck over to Phil Gadoury at the top of the left face-off circle. Gadoury fired a hard wrist shot that got by Moncton goaltender Brandon Thibeau.
Moncton, however, did not go away. Sebastian Gauthier and Captain Alex Edmond scored to give Moncton a 2-1 lead.
Moncton kept coming in the third period. Almost ten minutes into the period brothers Alex and Allain Saulnier got on a 2-on-1. Allain passed it to Alex and Alex ripped a one-timer into the back of the net.
Four minutes later, Moncton forward Alex Noel scored to make the game 4-1.
In the last five minutes of the third period, the game started to get chippy. Jackson Playfair tapped Thibeau after he fired a shot, Moncton forward Pier-Antoine Dion didn’t like it and pushed Playfair down onto the ice. A few minutes later, a melee broke out around the Tigers’ net. Six players got ten-minute game misconducts, three for each side.
The game started to settle down and Tigers forward Alex Cote passed the puck over to teammate Tyler Noseworthy at the side of Moncton’s net and Noseworthy shot the puck into the net. The goal was scored shorthanded and cut Moncton’s lead in half. However, it was too late for the Tigers to start a comeback, and Moncton won 4-2.
Both teams took 30 shots on goal. Boes made 26 saves, while Thibeau made 28 saves.