Saturday, October 15, 2011

V-Reds defeat SMU 3-1

The V-Reds made it a four point weekend as they defeated the SMU Huskies 3-1 tonight. The first period saw no scoring, with the V-Reds controlling the majority of the play and the final shots for the period 12-4 in favor of UNB.

The second period saw the V-Reds come out flying, and they were rewarded at the 4:00 minute mark when Tyler Carroll scored. Matt Fillier made it 2-0 at the 5:03 mark with a beautiful deke that completely fooled SMUs goalie. At the 7:04 mark it was Taylor MacDougall, scoring his first as a V-Red, to make it 3-0. Shots were 28-11 after two periods.

The V-Reds looked a little flat footed in the third, and were caught on a bad pass give away which Tipoff capitalized on at 10:21 to make it 3-1. That was the end of the scoring, SMU pulled their goalie with 1:17 left, but could not muster a good scoring opportunity. The final shots were 34-21 in favor of UNB.

UNB is on the ice again next weekend when they travel down to Nova Scotia to play StFX and SMU.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who was in net for UNB?

Dylan.M said...

LaCosta*

and what was with fully coming in?

Anonymous said...

Fullerton shows pizzazz.
26 played well.
Two good periods with a caretaking third.
SMU gives some opportunities and we get three fun to watch goals.

Tremblay score tonight.

kelly m section 5 said...

anybody see if something happened to Lacosta? he was playing great, next thing you know fully is in.I thought GArdiner was going to rotate? Is he hurt? also what was going on with wallingford and coach mac, they wouldn't even let waaly shake hands? Clendenning didn't play much,whats up?

Anonymous said...

John Scott 2 tonight
Lachlan 1

David Kilfoil said...

Dan LaCosta took himself out of the nets. He's got a minor groin tweak and didn't want to make it worse. Entirely precautionary. He said he could have gone back in nets in third if Fullerton had got hurt on that net-crashing sequence.

David Kilfoil said...

At the end of the game Bailey slashed Johnston for some reason. Wallingford saw it and skated towards Bailey, but was intercepted by Wright. I guess the refs then gave Wallyingford the 10-minute misconduct to cool things down and send him to the dressing room before the handshakes.

Varsity Maniac said...

Great stuff everyone. Loving it online from BC!

- Carlos

PK said...

Team really took it to SMU in first two periods. Very one-sided. SMU showed better in third.

Big minutes and in key situations for the rookies all weekend, all who showed well.....this while missing top line of Cully, MacNeil and Todd; Drummond who will be an impact forward and the 6'4" D tandem of Kidd and Denny.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Each of the rookies seem to be fitting into the AUS/UNB style of play really well. It's nice to see Lynes in the line-up too. But the question is, who sits when Culligan, Todd and Drummond get healthy enough to play?

kelly section 5 said...

as much as i love these guys i think the next hiring should be a power play coach, cause we all know we need one. p.p sucks

Dylan.M said...

i completley disagree, i know a lot of fans get irritated when unb moves the puck around looking for a shooting lane however i think it is pretty hard to say that theew "p.p sucks"

PK said...

it is hard ro say it doesn't :-).

we have developed high expectations for what has been a high-scoring offense, and the pp and the perimeter-passing and little shooting has been a sore point.

different team this year - with all the big shots from point and perhaps a big body to station out front, I hope we change from that frustrating style of the past many years.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

You must have been watching another game Dylan...their PP was atrocious all weekend. They need to do something about it because there is no reason for a team as talented as UNB to go 0 for the weekend on the PP. And it's not like this is new, they looked bad at times last year to. There were a few times this weekend were they had two guys standing on the blueline and three along the boards...not going to score that way and it is much to easy to defend. They need some more movement or creativity or something...I hope they took lessons from SMU, even though they didn't score they looked much more dangerous. I understand all the passing back and forth to try and find a shooting lane but sometimes it seems like they are trying to be too perfect...can't score if you don't shoot. Sometimes I think they should just fire it on net and crash the net for the rebounds...not every goal has to be a pretty looking one. Also, all the passing usually means it's only a matter of time before they screw themselves into the groud with a bad pass that gets picked off and easily cleared.

Dylan.M said...

I agree with you on that, but i think i miss wrote my last post, there winning games the pp may not be clicking but still nothing to get to alarmed over...

Anonymous said...

What are the different strategies to use for power-plays anyways? It seems like dancing all pretty isn't getting the job done.

Anonymous said...

Take a page from the competition, shots from the point and a big body or two in front of the net. "good spot for Denny"
Ok