Saturday, January 22, 2011

Three Goals In Third Period Secures 4-1 Win For UNB

A three goal outburst in the third period resulted in UNB defeating the STFX X-Men by a 4-1 score.  The game was tied after two periods until Daine Todd, Taylor Procyshen, and Ryan Seymour hit the back of the net in the third.  Luke Gallant scored the other UNB goal in the first period. Travis Fullerton made 16 saves for the win.  Final shots were 34-17 UNB.

The win leaves UNB 7 points up on SMU and UPEI for first place in the AUS.  UNB locked up a playoff spot last night with the win over SMU, and will now turn their attention towards getting home ice advantage for the playoffs.


7 comments:

Steven C. said...

UNB is putting forward some of the best defence and goaltending I remember seeing in my 20 years of watching. What does everybody else think?

Anonymous said...

i wouldnt say much about the goal tending.they only get 10-20 shots a game.i could look good with those nunbers.goal tending is gonna be there demise in the cis like last years play offs....

Anonymous said...

Buddy if you could look good in those numbers you wouldn't be trying to flame-bait on a website. You'll have to do better than that.

UNB's only held teams to 20 shots or less 6 times this year. Either truth or numbers aren't your strong suit, back to kindergarten with you.

Big Bad Jon said...

Please give it a break on the UNB goalie bashing. Just because they don't get a shut-out every night does not mean they are terrible. Fullerton was AWESOME this weekend. If it wasn't for his great saves in the first 2 periods of both games, UNB could have been going to the 3rd trailing and the outcomes could have been much different.

Are UNB's goalies the best goalies in the world?...no of course not. Are they both great and fully qualifed for the CIS...absolutely.

I have no problem putting trust in either guy to get the job done at nationals.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

They might only see 22 shots a night but they are also only giving up a little over 1.6 goals/game...I'll take a .940 save percentage (Yeomans) and a .924 (Fullerton) any day of the week.

David Ritchie said...

Don't forget, Fullarton played a key role as unb won a national title as a fifth seed a couple of years ago....he has proven he can win the big game....

David Kilfoil said...

It is not easy to be a UNB goalie. Really. It is sometimes hard to get in a rhythm when you can go long stretches not seeing a puck, and then they come in a flurry after a turnover. But as has already been mentioned, the save percentages for both UNB goalies speak for themselves.

Do UNB goalies have to steal games? No. Do they sometimes have to be the best player on the ice? Yes. Just look at Fullerton's performance in the second period against Saint Mary's.