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Coughler leads Saint Mary's over UPEI in men's hockey

Saint Mary's Huskies forward Bradley Latour, right, defends as UPEI Panthers forward Kameron Kielly rips a shot Friday during Atlantic University Sport men's hockey action at MacLauchlan Arena.
Saint Mary's Huskies forward Bradley Latour, right, defends as UPEI Panthers forward Kameron Kielly rips a shot Friday during Atlantic University Sport men's hockey action at MacLauchlan Arena. - Jason Malloy

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The Saint Mary’s Huskies scored three goals in each of the final two periods to defeat the UPEI Panthers 6-1 Friday in Atlantic University Sport men’s hockey action.

Power-play goals by Hunter Garlent and Calder Brooks plus a shorthanded marker by Aaron Berisha staked the visiting Huskies to a 3-0 lead heading to the third. Bronson Beaton, Dawson Theede with a shorthanded empty-net marker and Kensington’s Thomas Stavert rounded out the scoring at MacLauchlan Arena.

Charlottetown’s Kameron Kielly had a power-play goal for the Panthers with three minutes to play to make it 4-1. Filip Rydstrom and Cody Payne had the assists.

Kielly’s former Charlottetown Islanders linemate Jake Coughler had three assists to pace the Huskies offence. Dylan DiPerna added two helpers while singles went to Stephen Johnson, Brooks, Bradley Latour, Garlent and Berisha.

Former Islanders goalie Eric Brassard made 30 saves for the win while Simon Hofley allowed five goals on 33 shots.

Saint Mary’s was 2-for-5 on the power play while UPEI was 1-for-8.

The Huskies improved to 6-1-1 while the Panthers fall to 3-4-0. UPEI hosts the Acadia Axemen (2-5-0) Saturday at 7 p.m. while Saint Mary’s travels to Fredericton, N.B., to play the top-ranked UNB Varsity Reds (7-0-0).

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