Sunday, September 20, 2009

UNB Sweeps Brock

The second game of the weekend series vs Brock went a lot like the first.  The UNB defenders continue to step up and score timely goals, and the goaltending was strong when it needed to be, keeping Brock off the board.

Luke Gallant got the scoring started with a wrister late in the first period, and was followed-up a few minutes later by Jon Harty in the last minute of the period.  Around the midway point of the second, Harty would be credited with his second goal of the game on his way into the Badgers net.  Just before the close of the second frame, Luke Lynes would bury a rebound off a Hunter Tremblay shot.  The final goal came from a hard shot by Ben Wright from the point in the third.

Derek Yeomans played the full game and earned the shutout.

The biggest story of the night was the return of Daine Todd to the line-up.  Todd certainly didn't look like he hadn't played hockey in a year, wowing the UNB fans with his speed and playmaking instincts.  He played most of the night on a line with Tremblay and Dickson.  Early in the night he was on the giving and receiving end of a few solid hits into the boards and didn't seem to mind the contact at all.  We look forward to (finally) having him back in the lineup healthy...he's going to be a good one.

2 comments:

PK said...

Todd was very impressive - he appears equal to or even quicker / shiftier than Tremblay.

Procyshen has plenty of skill but will not be able to keep dangling puck that long in this league. Culligan has really good hockey sense, Fillier is an "upscale grinder" - more skill than the average banger, and Layton could be a good one with big body, speed and hands.

D played good. I see that Craig Perry has returned to wear #5, complete with the monster hits. Corcoran will have to be careful putting himself out of position, but that is a growth thing - other big hitters like Mahon, Perry and Harty all went through it.

Yeomans played with much more confidence.

Golfered said...

Good to see young Corcoran is getting an opportunity. He is a good kid and loves to compete. Be patient with him and in a couple of years will be a stalwart for the Vreds "D".