The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds didn't show any hospitality to the visiting University of Nipissing Lakers tonight at the AUC, destroying the Lakers 11-1 in the first meeting ever between the two schools.
- Taylor MacDougall led the way with a hat-trick while Jordan Murray, Adrian Robertson, and Cameron Brace each had two goals. Peter Trainor and Matt Boudens had the other markers. Nipissing scored their only goal on the power play with 2:41 left in the first period, cutting the deficit to 3-1 at the time.
- Alex Wall had 4 assists.
- UNB held a 40-11 shots advantage with period totals of 17-4, 16-3, and 7-4.
- UNB's special teams were huge in the game, going a perfect 6 for 6 on the power play and adding a shorthanded goal from Boudens.
- The V-Reds scored 6 goals in the 2nd period to blow the game open and added two more in the 3rd.
- Forward Chris Caissy made his UNB debut after missing Monday's game against St. Thomas due to being away at the St. Louis Blues training camp.
- The announced attendance was 1600.
- Tyler Carroll left the game late in the first period after falling hard into the boards. He returned to the bench after the intermission and played in the 2nd period, but did not see any action in the 3rd. It appears he will be fine and was being held out for pre-cautionary reasons.
- Rob Mignardi received a 5 minute penalty and game misconduct for a hit to the head late in the first period, not long after Cam Braes got a 2 minute penalty and a 10 minute misconduct for a similar violation.
- The Lakers had 32 players listed on their roster with 25 of them dressed for the game. The V-Reds, meanwhile, only had 19 out of their 21 players dressed as both Colin Suellentrop and R.D. Chisholm were out of the line-up. Gotta love the roster cap in the AUS.
- The 10 goal margin of victory was UNB's highest since defeating UPEI 10-0 in the 2009 home opener, and tied for the highest since a 14-1 victory over Mount Allison in 1991.
- This is the most goals UNB has scored in a game since a 11-1 win over Moncton in 2003. The last time they scored more was in a 12-2 win over Mount Allison in 1997.
- UNB continued their impressive performance against teams from the OUA, improving to 40-1-1 in their last 42 games against OUA competition dating back to the beginning of the 2003-2004 season. The only setbacks in that time were a 3-2 loss at the AU. C against the Western Mustangs in the CIS semi-finals on March 24, 2012 and a 5-4 shootout loss to the hometown Lakehead Thunderwolves in the Bell Cup on December 29th, 2004.
- The V-Reds and Papa John's will be involved in a pretty cool promotion this year called Shots and Saves. The highest number of shots or saves UNB amasses during either of their games on the weekend will be the online discount the following Tuesday, using promo code VREDS. If UNB wins by a shutout, the discount will increase by 10% with a maximum possible discount of 50%.
- UNB is back in action next Friday night when they host the Universite de Moncton Aigles Bleus at the AUC.
Statistics courtesy RedSea database