Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kidd Ends Thrilling Day 1 At University Cup

With 4.1 seconds left on the clock, Josh Kidd blasted a shot past CIS goalie of the year, Dustin Butler to give the V-Reds a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Dinos in game 2 of the University Cup.   Also scoring for UNB was Jordan Clendenning who may have had his best game as a V-Red this evening.  Travis Fullerton  bailed his team out at times, stopping 21 of 22 shots.

The game wasn't a classic by any means.  The V-Reds seemed nervous at times while the Dinos seemed content to sit back and wait for opportunities to counter-attack.  Edge in shots and in play went to the V-Reds, but this could have easily gone in favour of the Dinos with a fortunate bounce the other way.  But good teams find a way to pull out wins and that's exactly what the good guys did this evening.

The V-Reds will now play Western on Saturday.  For UNB, a win will secure a spot in the championship game.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODNESS WHAT A FINISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe those other guys aren't as weak as we AUS folks think they are. Two close games already and we haven't seen Alberta yet. Maybe McGill is better than what we saw here at Christmas.

On another note I see that Dave and Dave, of CHSR fame, have been bounced from the press box for the Nationals. It seems a shame that these guys, as volunteers, covered as many home and road games as possible and now that the big guys come to town they can't find room for them in the press box, and their support team had to sit on the steps. Great way to say thanks!!! Not.

Anonymous said...

Did you want them to build another pressbox?

Anonymous said...

great win, what a shot by Kidd. As A STU fan, it was a great win to a great game for UNB. Their puck pursuit was awesome to watch. Anyone heard about the accident in the parking lot, someone got seriously injured.

http://www.theaq.net/2011/injuries-at-aitken-centre-after-collision-breaking/-5399

Anonymous said...

While they did not play their best game it was certainly an exciting finish. I think the Dinos were just sitting back with 8 seconds left so Kidd had all sorts of room to hammer it home.
Of course they'll have to play better if they want to win it all.

Sorry to hear about the accident. Don't know what happened but I'm guessing it was a culmination of bad weather and people hurrying to get home. You know how crazy it can get.

David Kilfoil said...

Don't worry about us. It was a compromise - when Sportsnet starts on Saturday they're going to take half the pressbox, and lots of media will get forced out. By setting up across the rink, we won't have to move all weekend. The pecking order is TV -> webcast -> radio -> print media (except Gleaner)

Although it is a challenge with antsy middle school kids blocking your view in the afternoon games ...

David Kilfoil said...

Calgary played a very good trap. Apparently they learned their lesson with Alberta about trying to skate with a skilled, quick team.

Good adjustment for them, not so good for fans.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have footage of the goal? Would like to see some highlights this weekend.