Friday, September 24, 2010

V-Reds Prevail 4-2 Over Gryphons

Game 2 of the Fall Classic saw the Varsity Reds top the visiting Guelph Gryphons by a score of 4-2.  Scoring for UNB were  Matt Fillier, Luke Gallant, Kyle Bailey, and Jon Harty. Travis Fullerton started and was relieved by Derek Yeomans.  Final shots were 40-15.

Guelph held the scoring lead by a margin of 2-1 after the first period, but a much more aggressive V-Red team took control of the game part way through the second period until the final whistle blew.   This game also marked the first time the Aitken Centre faithful got to see rookie Nick MacNeil in the lineup.  MacNeil missed the earlier exhibition games while he was at training camp with the St. Louis Blues.

UNB will play the defending National Champions SMU Huskies tomorrow at 7 PM in the final of the tournament.

Bill Hunt provides the game story for The Daily Gleaner.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, did that first period ever look like the StFx series last year...overall very strong D-fence for UNB..and buried enough chances

Anonymous said...

I believe you forgot that Luke Gallant also scored a goal.

UNBhockeyfans.com said...

Yes we did forget Gallant's goal...fixed. Pre-season rust. Thanks.

mmccormi said...

Did Procyshyn play against Guelph?

UNBhockeyfans.com said...

Procyshen did not appear to be in the lineup. Must have been his turn to take a seat in the stands with MacNeil back. He'll probably get the nod tonight against SMU.

Anonymous said...

Aren't teams allowed to dress all of their players during the pre-season?

Anonymous said...

Yes Procechyn had a good series out west highly doubt he deserved to sit, for the game. Hope hes not injured

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Someone correct me if I am wrong but I do believe that is UNB's 27th straight pre-season victory over a CIS team. Just quickly looking at the ReDSea database I can't find a loss since a 4-3 SO loss to SMU in the finals of the Pete Kelly Cup on December 31st, 2005.

Anonymous said...

Will the SMU game be broadcast in anyway for us out-of-town types to follow?

- Carl

UNB Bruins Fan said...

The only ways I know of that you can follow the game is either via the UNBHockey twitter or Kilfoil's live blog over at cisblog.ca