Wolfe blanks Mounties in AUS hockey

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O’Brien equally strong in Mount Allison net

Mount Allison’s Shelby Colton centres the puck as Saint Thomas goaltender Kristin Wolfe looks on in AUS hockey action in Sackville on Wednesday night. 

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Chignecto native Kristin Wolfe stopped all 21 shots she faced to lead her St. Thomas Tommies to a 1-0 win over the Mount Allison Mounties in AUS women’s hockey action Wednesday night.

Mount Allison goaltender Kate O’Brien was equally spectacular in her Mounties debut before Kenya Marcelline scored with 1:23 left to play to give St. Thomas the win.

Both teams were evenly matched throughout the game, but the Mounties played most

of the third period in their own end, ultimately leading to the late goal. Both

teams hit multiple posts and crossbars, with good chances and great goaltending

leading to a fast-paced matchup.

Of note for the Mounties was the play of their defence, all of whom played

strong games, particularly the tandem of Kristen Cooze and Beth Deveaux, while

Meg Cameron and Emily van Diepen also played well for Mount A, as van Diepen

jumped into the offensive rush on several occasions.

Captain Lauren Oickle had a three-game goal streak snapped, but was another

Mountie who generated lots of offence, along with fellow veterans Lindsay James

and Kenzie Lalonde.

O'Brien made several nice saves in close, and at times seemed to be keeping the

Mounties in the game with some nifty glove saves, and a couple of good saves on

odd-man situations.

The Mounties are secure in sixth spot and will host the Subway AUS Championship in just over a week's time.

Next up for the Mounties is a home weekend doubleheader, as they host Saint

Francis Xavier on Saturday before closing out the regular season against Saint

Mary's on Sunday. Both games are at 2 p.m. at the Tantramar Civic Centre.

 

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