(Photo Credit: Richard LaFortune)
By: Henry Whitfield
Many were wondering what it would take for the Tigers to win another hockey game.
Apparently all they needed was a new Head Coach, a New Year and a new attitude.
Breaking a woeful 0-11 losing streak the Tigers rewarded new Head Coach Chris Donnelly with a hard-fought win over the St Thomas Tommies Friday night.
In just their third win over the season, they rode strong defensive play and better goaltending from Bobby Nadeau, skating to a 1-0 win.
Earlier in the week, Donnelly set a target of 10 wins to make the playoffs, however, after last nights win over the Tommies it only gets harder.
The Tigers would have to win 9 of their last 13 games, where they face the likes of Saint Mary’s, Acadia, Moncton, UPEI and St FX twice.
The road starts tonight, with the Moncton Aigle Bleus coming to town. Moncton sits fourth in the conference with a 10-5 record, but have cooled off from their hot start just going 3-4 in their last seven games.
Puck drop is 7pm at the Dalhousie Memorial Arena.
Henry is a writer for Sportstream.ca and part of the Bill McLean Sports Show on 88.1 CKDU every Monday Morning at 10am. You can follow him on twitter at @HenryWhitfield , where he live tweets his thoughts during each Mooseheads game.