Saturday, February 14, 2009

UNB Finishes Regular Season With A Win, AUS Playoff Brackets Set

UNB finished up with a 6-2 win in Moncton Saturday night, ending the regular season on a high note. Travis Fullerton made the start and was steady when called upon. Luke Lynes and Jim Cuddihy had 3 points each for the V-Reds, who will now wait for the 1st round of the playoffs to finish to discover who they will face.

The first round match-ups will be StFX vs. Acadia with StFX having home ice advantage, and a sure-bet intense series between Moncton and UPEI.

Good luck picking UNB's 2nd round opponent. We know it can't be SMU (who has the other bye) or Moncton.

Who would you rather face?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ya gotta pick X as the next opponent...or do you? Acadia has beaten X all 4 games this year - 2 by shutouts. If Batman is strong, X can do it, but I think the odds are with the Axemen.
Wolfville or Antigonish - it's only one game anyway! Load the bus.
And Moncton-UPEI... that should be a good one too.

Anonymous said...

Moncton and UPEI have split the season series. I think Sniderman is going to steal this one.

Anonymous said...

Didn't get a chance to see or listen to the game tonight. Did the 3rd & 4th line guys get much ice time?

Ken C said...

The 3rd and 4th liners got significant ice time for sure, just seemed that every time they were out they took a penalty, some questionable calls in this one.

dave ritchie said...

What the hell happened in Acadia Saturday...Axemen hammering St. FX like that.....you know, playoffs can be a funny thing.....you look at the X vs. Axemen matchup and first inclination, take X with the better goaltendng, the experienced defence and the opportunistic scoring...but then you consider Acadia with the better coaching (they luv Burns down there), not bad goaltending and guys like MacFarland, et al who never quit....put money on the Axemen...after watching UdeM self-destruct against UNB and with the uncertain health of Lachance, an UPEI upset wouldn't be out of the ordinary here either....don't be surprised UNB fans if isn't UPEI in the second round....cheers to you all...

Ken C said...

Given the road records of teams this year, I'd still pick X, but only because of home ice-advantage, which is absolutely critical. 6-0 is an anomaly for them and I'm pretty sure the next game will be closer. This one could be close.

David said...

X did have their third-string goalie in, but they gave up a ton of shots and few of their own. Sounds like they mailed it in as the game didn't mean anything in the standings.