Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mark Jeffrey Game A Memorable Night

The 19th Mark Jeffrey Memorial Game was a pretty memorable night.  A video tribute to #17 was played, the Pink in the Rink campaign was a success, and thousands of dollars were raised for a good cause.  There was a hockey game played too which saw the V-Reds cruise to a 3-1 victory over the STU Tommies.

Scoring for UNB were Jeff Lee, Kyle Bailey and Daine Todd.  Derek Yeomans made 11 saves for the win.  Final shots were 41-12 for the guys in pink.  Hunter Tremblay and Luke Gallant didn't play.  Daine Todd left the game early with what looked to be another shoulder injury after scoring what might be the prettiest goal of the season.

Hats off to the STU Tommies.  It was announced prior to the puck drop that the Tommies had made a generous cash donation to this evening's cause.  After the game, the raffled jerseys were given to the lucky fans.  By the end of the give-aways, Kyle Bailey's was left.  A heated auction took place and the lucky winner gave $240 to help fight cancer in exchange for #32's pink jersey.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any word on Todd....had to cringe when I saw him get hurt again. Sure hope he is able to shake it off.

David Kilfoil said...

After the game Gardiner MacDougall's initial thought was that Todd would be back, i.e. not season ending.

Anonymous said...

Is that 26 in a row now?

Eric said...

That's 27 in row overall (counting Exh and Playoff games).

It's 24 in a row at the AUC (counting Exh and Playoffs) going back to Feb '03.

Eric said...

It's also Regular Season win 201 for Gardiner.

Gardiner has a record of 39-8-3 vs STU (47-11-3 including Exh)

Steven C. said...

The streak is becoming almost an embarrassment. I think most of us long for the days when these games were actually competative.

Anonymous said...

i agree,not much of a game but the cause was great.the jumbotrons added a much needed touch to the game and will be a great addition to the CIS.on a side not,my mom had cancer and was taking treatments for the past few months.she went to see the doctor yesterday and was given a clean bill of health.shes 76 years old and still going strong.

Anonymous said...

That's awesome. Good for her.

David Ritchie said...

let me echo the previous comment about the poster's mother. You love to hear stories of people overcoming such a dreaded illness. good for her. Not a very good game but the night was a blast. Thought the video screens and the cancer survivors telling their stories was poignant. Pink sweaters were a great gesture, and commendable to the tommies for getting involved as well. As Matt Eagles said so eloquently, it's not a UNB thing exclusively, everybody wants to get on board to beat cancer....what a great way of putting it.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Some thoughts on the game itself:

- Despite what the shot count says I don't think that was a particularly great game by UNB. I know they were missing Gallant and Tremblay, and Culligan didn't seem to play as much as usual, but it didn't seem like their best effort. Of course neither team was really playing for anything but they have to play better this weekend and going forward into the playoffs IMO.

- Regarding Todd, I also cringed when I seen him holding his arm after that collision. 'Season over' was the first thing I thought but according to today's Gleaner he won't play this weekend but will be back at some point.

- Quite disappointed with the turnout...definitely thought there would be more people in attendance due to the circumstances and the heavy promotion of the game over the last week or so.

- I admit, I was a bit skeptical about the video screens but I was pleasantly surprised with what they did with them. I think there is a lot of potential there going forward...they could put up trivia/classic highlights or videos/interviews/out of town scoreboard for hockey as well as other sports/etc. I will say though, that 3-2-1 countdown video that was played was a bit annoying...between how loud it was compared everything else and the frequency in which it was played.

Red Army East said...

That's the second straight sub-par performance that Bailey has commented on. With Nationals and an AUS final on the horizon, UNB will most likely have to go through rival Saint Mary's.
The V-Reds are choosing the wrong time of year to play uninspired hockey. Remember the productive NCAA games and wins over Calgary and Alberta? They better get it together, as it seems that they are taking a step backwards at the wrong time of year!

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Remember, the same thing happened last year. Although they still managed to pull out games (except for the one game against X) they were nowhere near as dominant in the second half as the first...and then we all know what happened in the playoffs.