Sunday, January 10, 2010

V-Reds Escape PEI With 2 Points

Last night the V-Reds walked away with 2 points after a 5-3 victory over the Panthers in Charlottetown.  Scoring for UNB were Kyle Bailey, Jeff Lee, Daine Todd, John Scott Dickson, and Dion Campbell, while  Hunter Tremblay and Jordan Clendenning each had a pair of assists.  Travis Fullerton made 22 saves for the win.  The V-Reds outshot the Panthers 28-25.

UPEI seems to be a completely different team on their home ice.  In two games at the Aitken Centre, they've been outscored 17-0.  In their own barn, the two game total has them outscored a much more respectable 7-3.  UNB won't play UPEI again this year unless the two teams meet in the playoffs. 

6 comments:

David Kilfoil said...

I watched the webcast. UNB was in control of that came until they took back-to-back penalties in the third period. UPEI scored once 5-on-3, and then a minute later 5-on-4 to draw within a goal.

But seriously, there were long stretches where UNB dominated play in that game, and if they hadn't taken those ill-timed penalties (but of course they did ...) they would probably have cruised to a 4-1 win.

Steven C. said...

The concern I have, which I know others do as well, is UNB's inability to get things going on the power play. I would like to see that get better. Other then that, probably the best rounded team I have watched here in my 20 years as a V-Reds fan.

David Kilfoil said...

Yes, I'm back to moaning about their PP on the radio.

This coming weekend UNB is up against the top two power plays in the AUS: SMU and Acadia.

Anonymous said...

Remember all the moaning before Nationals last year about the teams powerplay, and how did that work out? Listing the power play percentage in comparing to UNB is useless because the real need when facing a team with a strong PP is a strong penalty kill, UNB's is 1st. And their powerplay is 3rd so give them some credit..you guys make them sound like a train wreck!!

David Kilfoil said...

I would characterize it as believing in the "continuous improvement model" that Gardiner preaches ... and the PP needs improvement!

:-)

But I will agree, whereas last year UNB's penalty kill was only average, and absolutely terrible against SMU, it is much improved this season.

So we'll see how the PK makes out this weekend ...

Anonymous said...

Interesting story out of Halifax and making the national news wire about the possibility of former NHLer Mike Danton suiting up with the Saint Mary's Huskies. Danton is the guy who spent five years in prison over the supposed murder plot involving his agent. He's been out since September. Apparently he contacted Trevor Stienburg about wanting to play university hockey in Saint Mary's. He's been taking on-line courses at SMU and is eligible from an academic perspective. Trevor was quoted as saying he had his concerns initially, but his players thought he deserved a second chance. Life's all about second chances and taking advantage of those opportunties. The story goes on to say if everything can be worked out, Danton will be with the Huskies for their 2nd half schedule.