Capers and X-Men both earn fourth-straight win to clinch playoff berths
The following story is courtesy of Atlantic University Sport https://www.atlanticuniversitysport.com/sports/msoc/2023-24/releases/202310163h4ep3 from October 16, 2023.
The Cape Breton Capers and StFX X-Men both picked up wins on the weekend, allowing them to extend their winning streaks to four, clinching playoff spots.
The Capers picked up six points, starting the weekend off with a 2-1 win over the visiting Memorial Sea-Hawks. Cape Breton’s Owen Sheppard opened the scoring, with Memorial’s Colin Connors tying things at 1-1 just minutes later. In the second half, the Capers regained their one-goal advantage in the 51st minute when Andre Beecher soared to head a Sebastian Cochrane corner kick top shelf inside the left goal post to make it 2-1. Cape Breton’s Daniel Clarke made seven saves in the win, while Louis-Charles Vaillancourt made three saves on Memorial’s side.
Cape Breton then blanked the Mount Allison Mounties 3-0 Saturday in Sackville. Jamie Nicholson, Nikolai Scheurenbran and Ze Cunha all found the back of the net in the win, with Cunha earning Player of the Game honours. Daniel Clarke made one save for the shutout victory.
The X-Men won their final home game of the season with a 3-1 victory over the Memorial Sea-Hawks Sunday afternoon. Logan Rieck, Samuel Barrowcliffe and Kyle Cordeiro recorded goals in the win, while Memorial’s lone goal came from Gabriel Araujo Lage.
The Saint Mary’s Huskies picked up four points this weekend, playing to a win and a draw. The Huskies visited the Acadia Axemen Friday night, which saw the game end in a 0-0 tie. Ryan Davis made four saves in net for the Huskies, while Dylan Legere made six stops on the Acadia side.
The Huskies then blanked the UPEI Panthers 3-0 Sunday as midfielder Colton Kaizer scored the first two goals of his AUS career. Colby Mercer added a tally for the Huskies in the win, while Ryan Davis earned a shutout in net.
The Dalhousie Tigers also picked up four points, first shutting out the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus Saturday night. Kyle Routledge‘s goal in the 87th minute of play gave the Tigers a 1-0 victory. Sinclair Astridge made four saves in net for the shutout.
Sunday, the Tigers and Axemen played to a 2-2 draw. Acadia goals came from Anderson Peters and AJ Magamura, with Kyle Routledge and Luke Berryman finding the back of the net for Dalhousie.
Saturday, October 14
Dalhousie 1 at Moncton 0
1. x-Cape Breton Capers (9-0-1)
2. x-StFX X-Men (7-2-1)
3. UNB Reds (5-2-2)
4. Saint Mary’s Huskies (4-4-3)
5. Memorial Sea-Hawks (4-5-1)
6. Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus (3-4-3)
7. Dalhousie Tigers (3-5-3)
8. Acadia Axemen (2-3-5)
9. UPEI Panthers (1-6-3)
10. Mount Allison Mounties (0-7-2)