There’s a goalie standing on his head, and then there’s Jonathan Groenheyde.
The Tommies goalie made an astonishing 66 saves Saturday night against the Acadia Axemen, but the Tommies were on the wrong end of a 5-2 loss to the nationally ranked Axemen.
The Tommies were outshot 29-5 in the first period, and trailed 3-0 going into the first intermission.
However, the second period was a complete opposite of the lackluster first. The Tommies showed determination and heart,
and battled back to trail by one going into the third period.
Jonathan Bonneau scored the first Tommies goal, banging in a rebound. Felix Poulin and Alex Labonte got the assists on the goal.
Labonte scored the Tommies second goal as his wrister slid under Axemen goalie Peter DiSalvo, with Kyell Henegan and Chris Morehouse drawing assists.
It seemed as though the Tommies used their energy in the second period as they were outshot 30-3 in the final period, in which Acadia scored two more times, including an empty netter from Mike Cozzola that completed a hat trick.
The story of the game however was Groenheyde who was phenomenal in the Tommies net and continues to make a case for not only Rookie of the Year, but AUS MVP.
The Tommies were beaten Friday night but the same score line, dropping a 5-2 decision to the Dalhousie Tigers.
The Tommies trailed 3-1 after one period; Sebastien Bernier getting the goal with the assists going to Robert Zandbeek and Poulin.
The second period saw the Tigers make it a 5-1 game before Stephen Sanza scored in the third period; Bernier and Labonte had the assists.
The Tommies record now sits at 3-21-1, dead last in the AUS. They play UNB at the Grant Harvey Centre Friday at 7 p.m., before hosting Université de Moncton Sunday at 2 p.m. in the annual Lou Chabot memorial game.
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