Bedford’s Tyler Whitehead scored twice as the Acadia Axemen drew first blood in the Atlantic University Sport best-of-three men’s hockey quarter-finals last night.
Acadia earned a 5-4 win over the host St. Francis Xavier X-Men, getting singles from Zack Firlotte, Jamie Klie and Paul Kurceba. Chris Hulit had a goal and an assist for St. F.X.
In the other quarter-final last night, the host Moncton Aigles Bleus thumped the P.E.I. Panthers 8-4 in Game 1.
The Saint Mary’s Huskies are currently idle with a bye to the semifinals. They will face the highest seeded quarter-final winner starting next week.