Hockey: Mike Danton scores in his first game for Saint Mary's

The good news for SMU was that Mike Danton scored in his first game as a Huskie, before a season high crowd of 3723 - the biggest crowd for any hockey game in the AUS this season. The bad news was that SMU lost a big "four-point game" 4-1 against Acadia in the battle for second place in the AUS standings.

Mike Danton got the only goal for Saint Mary's. He had gone to the left side of the net (goalie's right) and knocked a Cam Fergus pass out of the air and into the net. That made it 3-1 at 10:21 of the third period, but David Lomas got an empty netter late to make it 4-1 for Acadia. Danton took Kyle Doucet's spot on the right wing of the second line; Doucet is out of the lineup with an injury. Danton didn't get much ice time in the second period, as there were a lot of penalties and he's not on the special teams, yet. When he played, he had lots of hustle, took several good body checks from Acadia's Beau Prokopetz and bounced back up, and had some good fore checks and back checks.

Spencer Jezegou opened the scoring for Acadia at 2:41 of the second period on the power play when the red shirts flooded the net in front of Neil Conway. James Klie made it 2-0 at 4:49 when Alex MacDonald put the puck from the behind the net to Klie in the slot. Andrew Clark scored at 3:03 of the third period to put Acadia ahead 3-0.

SMU outshot Acadia 37-23 and Kris Westblom was strong in the Acadia net. SMU was 0-for-7 on the power play while Acadia went for 1-for-7.
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  1. Here's a link to Mike Danton's first CIS goal :)

  2. Let's not forget that the Axemen clinched a playoff birth tonight!