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Axemen squeeze out 4-3 win over visiting Badgers

Axemen squeeze out 4-3 win over visiting Badgers

WOLFVILLE, N.S. - The Acadia Axemen hockey team extended their exhibition winning streak to two with a 4-3 win over the visiting Brock Badgers. The Axemen picked up a 6-3 win earlier in the week against the Moncton Aigles Bleus in Bouctouche, N.B.. They improve to 2-0 in exhibition play.

After a scoreless first period and a 17-7 shots on goal Acadia advantage, the Axemen posted the first of four goals when Mike Cazzola notched in the game opener in the second frame. The Badgers responded just over seven minutes later on a Brody Silk goal and then took a 2-1 lead when Mitch Nardi scored on the powerplay. Cazzola scored his second of two goals while the Axemen were shorthanded to end the second period in a 2-2 tie.

The Badgers, despite being out-shot 32-13 after two periods, pushed to a 3-2 lead only two minutes into the final period on a Mack Lemmon goal assisted by Badger Brody Silk.

First year forward Daniel Petterson scored his second goal of the exhibition season just over three minutes into the third period to tie the game at three. First year defenseman Liam Maaskant netted the game winner at the halfway point of the final period to give the Axemen a 4-3 win over Brock.

Brock goaltender Clint Windsor stopped 45 of 49 shots, while Acadia's counterpart Brandon Glover repelled 20 of 23 shots for the win.

Brock and Acadia will play their second of two games this weekend tonight at 7:00 pm. The Axemen head south of the of the border next weekend to take on Boston University on Saturday Oct. 3 and Vermont University on Sunday Oct. 4. The Badgers will swing through Moncton on Sunday to take on the Aigles Bleus before returning home to Ontario.