Thursday, November 5, 2009

UNB@StFX - Friday, Nov. 6th at 7pm

The V-Reds are back in action Friday night when they visit the StFX X-men at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish for the first meeting this season. Last weekend, UNB earned their sixth straight victory of the season with a 7-3 win over the Acadia Axemen. Friday, they look to make it 7-0-0.

The CIS #1 ranked V-Reds enter Friday night’s game led by the UNB Valley Graphics Male Athlete of the Month Hunter Tremblay. Tremblay, along with Luke Gallant are tied for first in the AUS, and second in the entire CIS for points. UNB leads the AUS in goals, assists, points, shots, shot percent, power-play percent, penalty killing, save percent, and goals allowed per game.

The CIS #9 ranked StFX X-men, undefeated at home, are sitting at 5-1-1 thus far this season, and are looking for their fourth win in a row. Wednesday night, the X-men beat SMU 7-5 even though they were heavily outshot 48-23. Joseph Perricone (.914), their starting goalie, is second only to Travis Fullerton(.929) in save percent thus far this year. The X-men have averaged the least number of penalty minutes per game of any team in the AUS, and are tied with UNB for shorthanded goals with 2 this season. The X-men are led by Bryce Swan, Phil Mangan, Kevin Undershute, and Brett Morrison in the points department.

Last season, the X-men and the V-Reds were tied at 2 games apiece in the regular season.

The game will be available on CHSR 97.9 FMSSN, and UNB Hockey on Twitter.

By Steven C.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

SSN is pathetic...it's like watching a slideshow of the game

Ken C said...

Maybe they're not used to the demand a UNB game puts on the server???

Anonymous said...

Or maybe it is the equipment at the arena...the Dal/UPEI game was pretty smooth when I was watching it..

Eric said...

I have to agree - pretty bad (good for 2-3 seconds then stop)

I was suprised at the qaulity - when it worked. That kind of feed needs a lot of computer power behind it to duplicate it as well as BW.

It might be a combination of both.