Saturday, September 18, 2010

V-Reds topple Golden Bears 6-2

The V-Reds, behind goals by six different players, toppled the Golden bears 6-2 last night in Alberta. After a 1-1 first period that saw Hunter Tremblay score another short handed goal, the V-Reds came out in the second period, scoring four goals in the first 5:35 of the period, including a short handed goal by Gallant, just 12 seconds into the frame. The third period was a more even affair, with both teams again scoring one goal.

The V-Reds return to Calgary tonight for their second game against the Dinos.

13 comments:

David Kilfoil said...

If like me you missed the webcast of the game, the CIS has a highlight reel of the goals from SSN.

http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/mice/2010-11/releases/20100917-262

My favourite goal is Gallant's rush from his own end after the opening faceoff in the second period.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I love that UNB rolled over Alberta. The Golden Bears always think they are the best thing since sliced bread. The highlights to be honest look like Alberta really wasnt interested so im glad UNB ran the score up on them. Send them a message for nationals this year.

Eric said...

UNB certainly wasn't worried about being physical and taking a penalty or two. 1-10 on the PP is pretty bad.

I was really impressed with Taylor Procyshen.

The video feed was great - a real bonus given I was expecting audio only.

Overall - it certainly sets the table for Nationals and sends a message to the rest of the CIS.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

The score probably would have been worse if not for Alberta receiving 10 of the 12 PP's in the game...even the UofA announcers felt that kind of penalty disparity was quite a stretch.

Anonymous said...

Good game to watch on live feed. Great job on video and commentary. Nice to see Alberta get it handed to them in their own rink.

My only question would be what were the attendance numbers? Looked pretty sparse to me for such an easy game to promote. I think Fredericton would have been just pumped for such a showdown.

- Carl

Eric said...

The Canada West game sheet lists 616 as attendance. This game would have been a sellout at the AUC - easy.

Even Bob Stauffer commented during the first intermission that having two teams that have accounted for 5 of the last 6 CIS titles could have been marketed better and should have had higher attendance. I guess with all of the new 'kids' on the Oilers - The Bears and Oil Kings have been lost.

Anonymous said...

hey,
i cant get the twitter page working, what v-red was taken off on a streacher?

Eric said...

It was Ben Shutron

Eric said...

If the Twitter updates are not showing up for you (they aren't for me) - try the "RSS feeds" button on the right column. It will send you to a new page where the updates will appear (you will have to refresh to see the newest updates).

Anonymous said...

Keeping Fingers crossed Shutron will be okay

Anonymous said...

Fellas.
Right now UNB is on another level.
And, this is not a good Alberta team!
Alberta was the best program in the Country from about 2001-2006....but they have been slipping since then.
UNB has supplanted them as the #1 team in the CIS, and on paper I would say right now Saint Mary's and Acadia have better teams to the Bears as well.
Alberta struck out recruiting the best WHL forwards and only have seven forwards that are any good.
UNB watched Moncton in 2008 and leaned how to play the Bears.
Pressure their defence and step up on their middle zone break up and force turnovers....
The game Friday wasn't close!
UNB got hosed on the calls...and with Eric Thurston electing to start his third string goalie....Alberta was lucky it wasn't 7-2 or 8-2...
The Bears got physically punished by a UNB team that was bigger, faster and in better condition than Alberta.
In 2005 and 2006 when the Bears hosted the University Cup in Edmonton there was little debate that the host team was the best team.
I would suggest that the host team is the best team on paper in 2011 and 2012 University Cup as well...
'Cause right now UNB clearly has the best program!

Bob Stauffer
Oilers Radio Network

David Kilfoil said...

For one, I don't think we should read too much into this "statement win", as enjoyable as it may have been. UNB has a conditioning edge on just about everyone in the preseason and early season, and once the other teams get their legs under them and get their line combinations sorted out the V-Reds come back to the peleton a bit.

One should never forget what can and does happen in the playoffs.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Don't forget that UNB didn't have a single rookie dressed in any of the three games either...so all of the players have played together lots and probably have some kind of chemistry together whereas both Alberta and Calgary are still trying to see what they have with their new recruits/trying different line combinations/etc.