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Ax­e­men de­feated 4-3 by Saint Mary’s

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The Aca­dia Ax­e­men (7-3-1) had their three-game win­ning streak snapped in a 4-3 loss against the Saint Mary’s Huskies (7-3-1).

Due to sus­pen­sions and in­juries, the Ax­e­men were only able dress 14 skaters for the game. The Ax­e­men were out­shot 48-24 by the Huskies.

Saint Mary’s dom­i­nated the first pe­riod, out­shoot­ing the Ax­e­men 17-9 and tak­ing a 1-0 lead into the sec­ond.

Huskies de­fense­man Alex Cord pulled the puck out from the left side of the Ax­e­men net and roofed it over the shoul­der of Robert Steeves to make it 1-0 for Saint Mary’s.

Aca­dia re­sponded in the sec­ond pe­riod with a goal on the power-play to tie the game 1-1 head­ing into the third.

Ax­e­men for­ward Kyle Far­rell scored on a wrist shot in tight that beat the Huskies’ goal­tender on the low blocker side.

Near the end of the sec­ond, Ax­e­men for­ward Chance Braid re­ceived a 10-minute mis­con­duct for head con­tact.

Steeves, made two out­stand­ing div­ing saves in the sec­ond to keep his team in the game..

Saint Mary’s re­gained its lead early in the third when for­ward Aaron Ber­isha scooped up the re­bound off Steeves’ pad and fired the puck into the open the net.

An­swer­ing back a few min­utes later, Ax­e­men rookie for­ward Ryan Foss came from be­hind the net and tucked the puck past the left skate of the Huskies goalie to tie the game with his sec­ond goal of the sea­son.

Aca­dia took their first and only lead of the game at 10:39 in the third on a short­handed marker from for­ward Bos­ton Leier.

Leier came in with Owen Mac­Don­ald on a short­handed twoon-one and snapped a low wrist shot past goal­tender Eric Bras­sard into the bot­tom right cor­ner of the net to take the lead.

Steeves turned aside a penalty shot from for­ward Hunter Gar­lent with 5:17 re­main­ing in the game. The Huskies tied the game with four min­utes left to play, when Ber­isha scored his sec­ond of the pe­riod.

The Huskies re­gained their lead with a power-play goal that came with 57 sec­onds left in the pe­riod, when sec­ond star of the night, Steven Ship­ley picked up the re­bound off Steeves’ pad in tight and buried the puck for the game-win­ner.

Steeves played a strong game, turn­ing aside 44 of 48 shots, while the Huskies’ Bras­sard stopped 21 of 24 shots. Huskies de­fense­man Alexan­der Peters was named third star of the night.

The Ax­e­men were back on the ice at home on Nov. 10 against the Monc­ton Aigles Bleu.

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Rod­ney Southam took the puck to the net but couldn’t cap­i­tal­ize on the op­por­tu­nity. Aca­dia lost 4-3 to Saint Mary’s.

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