Tuesday, January 11, 2011

V-Reds Add Defenceman Marc-Antoine Desnoyers, Jon Harty Player of the Week

It's probably been the worst kept secret at UNB in the last 2 days, but the Varsity Reds have added some offence to the blueline in the form of Marc-Antoine Desnoyers.  After starting two seasons  in the QMJHL with Rouyn-Noranda, Desnoyers played two years in Acadie-Bathurst with current V-Reds forward Jordan Clendenning, and finished his junior career in Drummondville.  This year, he played with Elmira of the ECHL and even a game with Peoria of the AHL.

Last year in Drummondville, he lit the lamp for 18 goals and added 36 assists for 54 points in 68 games.  To try to put some perspective to those numbers, current V-Reds defenceman Luke Gallant saw his highest output total 56 points in 68 games with the Fog Devils back in 2005-06, and Ben Shutron managed 35 points in 67 games in the OHL in 2008-09.  While past performance is no guarantee of future expectations, its safe to say Desnoyers will be looked upon to add some scoring from the blueline.

Welcome to UNB, Marc-Antione.

See also Bill Hunt's article in today's Daily Gleaner.



In other news, Jonathan Harty's two game-winning goals this past weekend help him earn UNB/Valley Graphics Male Athlete of the Week. The UNB press release can be found here.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Darryl Boyce got another beauty lastnight for the leafs to get them on the board,leading them to a 4th straight road win....

Varsity Maniac said...

What's the real deal with Hepditch? They have said everything except what his actual injury is.

Eric said...

Like UNB needs *more* offense from the D?

The D have 2G/2A vs UdM, 3G/3A vs DAL and 1G/4A vs Acadia for a total of 6G/9A in the last three games (1/3 of the teams Goals), that's an average of 2G a game from the D.

Our 'D' probably have more Goals than STU has as a Team.

David Kilfoil said...

Yes, but the power play still needs work ... and that was one of Shutron's strengths that is missing now.

Desnoyers will wear #3, and Steve Pearce will switch to #18.

Heppy apparently caught a skate in a rut in practice and has a "lower body injury". You should know by now that UNB will never talk about injuries. That's just the way they are ...

Anonymous said...

hey,this post is about boyce.....come on,give him some credit.there talking about him like crazy on sportsnet....

David Ritchie said...

there's a lesson to be learned watching a guy like Boyce...not the most gifted, not the biggest but smart, determined and focused enough to be where he wants to be...players like that should always have a place in the game....