Friday, October 28, 2011

V-Reds shut Axemen down

Tonight, the CIS #1 ranked V-Reds shut the CIS #3 ranked Acadia Axemen out 3-0 to improve to 5-0-0 on the season.

UNB set the tone 44 seconds in to the first as Fillier put the puck behind the Axemen goalie. Bailey and Harty assisted on the goal. That would be the end of the scoring for the first period, with UNB outshooting the Axemen 13-4.

Clendenning made it 2-0 in the second, scoring on a nice feed from Culligan who was back in the lineup. Fullerton made several big saves in the second, as the Axemen outshot UNB 11-6 in the period.

The third period saw the Axemen continue to push, and with 2 minutes remaining they pulled their goalie, but Carroll would make them regret it as he scored on the empty net to make it 3-0.

That was the first shutout of the AUS regular season, the final shots were 26-18 for UNB. The V-Reds are back tomorrow night to take on the DAL Tigers who fell 6-2 to UPEI tonight.


Eric said...

The score could have been worse for Acadia. UNB had the majority of posession time and a 40/10 split in faceoffs. Burns said after the game the whole plan changed with the first goal on the first shift.

Eric said...

ps. Hockey Pool results are up.

Uhm - I'm in first, how'd that happen :)

Eric said...

Shutron didn't care much for Chouinard's high stick. Missing a D-Man for a game against Dal probably isn't that much of a lose.

Anonymous said...

How many games will Shutron get and can someone explain the fighting rule for us...thanks.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Where was Acadia's high powered offense we had been hearing about?? Aside from that PP in the 2nd period where they got 3-4 shots they weren't even close to scoring. This is why you can't look at small sample sizes, especially when two of their games were against STU.

Also, I think it is about time UNB just starts declining their PP's...they can't even get good chances let alone a goal. They look completely out of sync out there. I did like that they atleast tried something different on the first PP (3 Dman, Harty in front of the net) but that failed miserably too. I think the problem is that UNB's strength is creating opportunities off the rush, and not the set plays like you have on the PP.

David Kilfoil said...

Clendenning joked after the game about maybe declining the penalty.

Shutron will be suspended at least one game. Since he was the instigator he might get an additional game suspension, but I'm not sure about that.