Trois-Rivières, QC – The StFX X-Men skated to a 3-0 shutout victory over the UQTR Patriotes Friday night in pre-season exhibition action.
Freshman goaltender Blade Mann-Dixon picked up the shutout win in the StFX net, posting 26 saves.
After playing a scoreless first period, the X-Men opened up a 2-0 lead by tallying two second period goals.
Adam Laishram scored an unassisted shorthanded goal 3:27 into the period, while Adam Stevens scored with just 30 seconds left in the middle frame. Matt Needham and Santino Centorame assisted on the Stevens goal as the X-Men led 2-0 after 40 minutes of play.
The X-Men outshot the Patriotes 31-26 as they kept the home team off the scoresheet. Sebastien Auger was tagged with the loss in the Patriotes goal.
StFX continues their road trip with another exhibition game in Ottawa on Saturday. Puck drop is 5:00 pm EST as the X-Men will face off against some familiar faces. Gee Gee's captain and med student Eric Locke previously played with StFX, as did assistant coach Nathan Chiarlitti, also completing post-doctoral work at the University of Ottawa. Gee Gee's head coach Patrick Grandmaitre is a former X-Men captain who was a member of the 2004 national champion team.
Courtesy StFX Sports Information