Brock Mens Hockey Downed 4-1 by #2 UQTR
TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. – The Brock University Men’s
Hockey team (7-8-3-0) faced off against the University de Quebec
Trois Rivieres (UQTR) Patriotes (16-1-1-0) in the opening game for
the teams three game road trip. UQTR is first place in the OUA
entering the game with only one regular season loss. A highly
offensive team led by Jonathan Boutin who leads the OUA in scoring
with 35 points in 16 games.
Throughout the first period UQTR maintained an advantage in both shots and scoring chances. Despite the plethora of chances, Tommy Lee (Port Perry, Ont.) managed to hold UQTR to a single goal, which came midway through the period as Francis Charland was allowed to walk out from the corner on the power play.
As the second period progressed UQTR’s was able to capitalize on a few of their scoring chances. Mathieu Simoneau extended the Patriotes lead to two, as he walked off the half boards and blasted a cannon by Lee. Only a minute later UQTR was back at it with Boutin and Alexandre Demers walking in on a 2-on-1 with Boutin receiving the feed to make it a 3-0 game.
In the final stanza, Brock picked up the pace and began to press UQTR. Although Brock began to control the play Samuel Beland was able to hammer home a loose puck putting UQTR ahead 4-0. This time it would be Brock who scored less then a minute later as George Bradley (Burlington, Ont.) picked the top corner on a point shot breaking Jean-Christophe Blanchard’s shutout. It would too little, too late for Brock and UQTR would take the 4-1 win.
Brock’s next home game will be January 17th, 2009 when they take on the McGill Redmen at 7:35 at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre.
8:01 UQTR – Charland (Breton, Bellavance-Martin) PP
10:08 UQTR – Simoneau (Unassisted)
11:07 UQTR – Boutin (Demers, Breton) PP
11:08 UQTR – Beland (Beaudin, Bellefleaur)
11:51 Brock – Bradley (Stephenson, Friesen)
Tommy Lee (Brock): 1o-12-5 = 27 (Loss)
Jean-Christophe Blanchard (UQTR): 10-3-8 = 21 (Win)