Thursday, November 26, 2009

UNB@UdeM: Will history repeat itself?

The top in the CIS meets the bottom in the AUS tomorrow night as the CIS #1 ranked UNB V-Reds (11-0-0) travel to Moncton to face the UdeM Aigles Bleus (3-9-0) at 7pm at the J.-Louis-Levesque arena.

UNB looks to extend their winning ways, and sees before them the team that stopped them two years ago in overtime to end their season starting winning streak at 11. Hunter Tremblay looks to continue his incredible CIS leading points streak which currently stands at 12 goals and 15 assists in 11 games.

UdeM has had a rough start to the season, but with a win over STU last week, they look to start a streak of their own. UdeM is currently being led by Pierre-Andre Bureau, Mathieu Betournay, and Dean Ouellet in points.

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


Eric said...

A good game against STU is not going to get you far when you play UNB.

The UdeM team from 2 years ago was a lot better then this version and that was their first meeting - this will be their second.

UNB is 6-0-1 since those two loses in the Fall of '06 (UNB lost the rematch to UdeM at the AUC the following week that Fall).

I'm predicting another 40+ shots and 6-1 final.

Steven C. said...

I could not agree more, I just love the irony of the same team as the 12th game...

David Ritchie said...

Truly one of the great venues in the entire country. There's something unique about the Levesque Arena, not the least of which is a crowd that rides the emotional wave. When the Aigles Bleus are into it, the fans are "into it'' and the energy is like none other. That's the beauty of the Francophone fans. But look out when it goes bad. They can turn on their hometown heroes just as profoundly. UdeM always seems to play UNB tough in this environment, and the emotion is inherent with both sides. It's been a lousy first half under Serge Bourgeois, but don't you think knocking UNB from the undefeated ranks would go a long ways to make it less painful? That's why this game has so much intrigue. UNB needs to be wary of that coming in. I can still remember MacDougall doing the famous pumpernickel when the V-Reds snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, tying the game in the final seconds and winning in overtime. If Lachance stands on his head tonight, anything is possible tonight. That's why they play the games. Hope you guys tune in.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Yeah, I am certainly not taking this game for granted...I expect it to be a close one, although I will be more than happy if I am proven wrong.