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Shots on Goal: Goalie Photos-St. Francis Xavier Goalie Bryan Gillis vs UNH Goalie Matt DiGirolamo

The 2010-11 edition of the University of New Hampshire Men’s hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie Saturday night in an exhibition game against the X-Men from St. Francis Xavier. Matt DiGirolamo takes over the duties between the pipes for Brian Foster who recently graduated and signed an AHL contract with the Florida Panthers. DiGirolamo’s highlights from last season include a 1-0-0 record in three games with a .908 sv % and a 3.24 GAA.

(Click on STFX vs UNH to more shots of the game.)

UNH Goalie Matt DiGirolamo

Although DiGirolamo faced only 14 shots on goal in 65 minutes, the X-Men made to most of their opportunities scoring in each period. Brett Morrison got St. Francis on the board at 8:42 of the first period when he fired a shot from the right circle and put the puck between DiGirolamo and the near post. Kevin Undershute lit the lamp at 11:42 of the second period with a shot over the left shoulder of DiGirolamo. (See photo below) The final goal for the X-Men came at 5:34 in the third period when Jason Bast sent a one timer through the five hole thus evening the score at 3-3.

Kevin Undershute goes top shelf over DiGirolamo's left shoulder for the X-Men's second goal of the night. (Photo by Scott Slingsby)

Matt Digirolamo gets a piece of a Jason Bast shot with his blocker in second period action. (Photo by Scott Slingsby)

St Francis Xavier Goalie Bryan Gillis

X-Men goalie Bryan Gillis had a busy night in goal compared to Digirolamo. He faced 44 shots, 17 of which came in the first period alone.

UNH Picked up two goals from senior forward Paul Thompson, one in the first period and the second coming at the 16:49 mark of the third period. John Henrion scored the other goal for the Wildcats when he sent a one timer past Gillis at the 15:45 in the second frame.

Bryan Gillis makes one his sixteen first period saves. (Photo by Scott Slingsby)

Bryan Gillis gathers the puck up in front of UNH Forward Paul Thompson in the first period. (Photo by Scott Slingsby)

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  1. Alumni

    It’s St. Francis Xavier University – no “of”.

    • Scott Slingsby

      Thanks, corrected

  2. Johnny

    Scott, I’m looking to get into sports photography in the New England area (new to the area). Do you ever use assistants? Interns? Do you have any advice for someone trying to get some work in the biz?