Saturday, January 31, 2009
The 2 points are pretty huge as Saint Mary's also won their game leaving them 5 points back with 4 games remaining. It's safe to say that next weekend's rematches vs SMU and StFX are going to be intense. It almost feels like playoff hockey already...
Travis Fullerton got the win, but had his shutout streak broken late in the 2nd period. It'll be interesting to see what the official word is as far as possible records are concerned. You have to go back to the 2nd period of the 8-2 win over Dalhousie to find the last goal he let in before tonight. In terms of complete periods, he had the 3rd vs. Dal, shutout vs STU, the 2nd and 3rd periods vs UPEI, a shutout vs Acadia, another shutout vs STU, and the 1st period vs StFX...13 consecutive periods + of shutout hockey. Think he's earned a shot to start vs SMU on Friday?
Friday, January 30, 2009
The Reds will have to shake that one off quick, they visit the StFX tomorrow night. The game will be available on CHSR.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This will be a good measuring stick for UNB. They are 0-2 so far in the regular season vs. SMU, losing 4-3 in OT back on November 2nd, and 4-2 in the following week. SMU has lost only 1 game on home ice this year, to StFX. Here's an interesting stat - through 22 games this season, UNB has only been outshot 1 time...that 4-2 loss to SMU on Nov 8. Shots were 25/28 that night.
You can listen to the game on CHSR or buy the web-feed from News-Cast.com
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The win leaves UNB with 37 points in the standings, needing 6 points more to clinch top spot in the AUS. UNB heads to Nova Scotia next to play SMU Friday, and StFX Saturday.
Looks like the AUS came to its senses with 2 births to CIS Nationals on the line for the conference this year. The 2nd round will now be a best of 5, instead of a best of 3, while the finals will be a best of 3. Click here for the complete announcement on the AUS site.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
There were 4 teams from the AUS to crack the top 10.
January 27, 2009
1. Alberta (17-2-1)
2. UNB (16-2-3)
3. UQTR (19-2-1)
5. Lakehead (16-4-2)
6. Wilfrid Laurier (17-4-1)
7. Moncton (13-5-2)
8. Saint Mary's (15-7)
9. Western Ontario (16-5-1)
10. StFX (11-8-2)
The official CIS release can be viewed here.
Monday, January 26, 2009
The Reds will have their hands full. Bretton Stamler and Ryan Seymour are both out with the rare automatic suspension for fighting, while the Tommies are coming off a win vs StFX, and an OT loss to the mighty SMU Huskies, proving you can never take a team lightly in the AUS. And we all know the Tommies would love nothing more than to play spoiler.
UNB needs 10 points over its next 7 games to clinch 1st place, which secures home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs, and a 1st round bye.
In the meantime, please check out this excellent write-up on #17 Mark Jeffrey over at www.vredshockey.com.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
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