(Halifax, NS) The Saint Mary's Huskies stretched their winning-streak to four with a 7-1 victory over the U de M Aigles Bleus, Saturday night at the Halifax Forum.
The Huskies (8-3-1) remain unbeaten in November and now sit tied with the Acadia Axemen for third in the AUS. The Aigles Bleus (1-9-2) stay in seventh, one-point back of the Dalhousie Tigers.
Hunter Garlent (Thorold, Ont.), Anthony Repaci (Toronto, Ont.), Bronson Beaton (Springhill, N.S.) and Bradley Latour (Barrie, Ont.) lit the lamp for the Huskies. With Garlent, Repaci and Latour potting a pair each.
Cole Cheveldave (Calgary, Alta.) got the start for the Huskies. He made 17 saves and improved his record to 4-1 this season.
Mitchell Robillard (Laval, Que.) scored for the Aigles Bleus.
Alex Thibaudeau (Gatineau, Que.) made 28 saves, as his record fell to 1-5.
The Huskies were able to win in all three phases, scoring twice on the power-play, three times at even strength and another two times shorthanded.
The first was the tightest battle, with the Aigles Bleus outshooting the Huskies 9-7. A power-play goal by Garlent assisted by Calder Brooks (Emerald Park, Sask.) and Jake Coughler (St. Catharines, Ont.) and Robillard's unassisted tally made it 1-1 after twenty.
The Huskies started to take off in the second.
At even strength - Repaci picked up his first 4:36 in. Dylan DiPerna (Nobleton, Ont.) and Garlent picked up helpers on the play.
Another power-play marker, this one by Beaton assisted by Alexander Peters (Blyth, Ont.) and Repaci, made it 3-1 Huskies with just under five-minutes left in the frame.
The Huskies outshot the Aigles Bleus 11-3 in the middle period.
The ice was tilted for the home side in the third, with the Huskies scoring four times in the first 10:29.
Latour got it started with an unassisted shorty 1:57 in.
Repaci, set up by Garlent and Aaron Berisha (Mississauga, Ont.), followed that up with another shorthanded strike at the 4:12 mark.
The last two goals came at five-on-five. At the 5:35 mark Garlent found the net for the second time. Berisha and Coughler each picked up their second assists of the game on the play.
Latour scored his second from DiPerna and Noah Zilbert (Fredericton, N.B.) at the 10:29 mark.
The Huskies won the shot battle 17-6 in the third and 35-18 overall.
Up next, the Aigles Bleus are at home to play the Acadia Axemen on Friday, Nov. 17 in Moncton N.B. The Huskies will host the Axemen on Wednesday, November 15 at the Halifax Forum in Halifax N.S.
Photo Nick Pearce