Saints show improvement in latest loss

Bryan Tait bryan.tait@tc.tc
Published on November 18, 2016

Andrew Pike celebrates after scoring the lone goal for the St. James Saints in a 6-1 loss to Stephenville.

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A loss is still a loss, but the St. James Saints latest showed some signs they're starting to turn their fortunes around.

The Saints fell 6-1 to the Stephenville Spartans at the Bruce II on Nov. 17, dropping to 0-5-0 on the season.

It was the first game this season where the Saints allowed fewer than 10 goals.

Goaltender Brady Aucoin made some highlight-reel saves in the loss, and four of Stephenville's goals would have required some acrobatics to stop.

Andrew Pike had the lone goal for the Saints, forcing a turnover in the neutral zone and breaking in on Tristan Hynes and getting the Saints on the board.

Ryan Perrier had a hat trick for Stephenville, with Andrew Milley, Russell Dufney and Brady Marche adding goals.

The Saints next home game is Nov. 24 against the Elwood High Lakers. The game had previously been scheduled for Oct. 27, but was postponed.