Friday, November 25, 2011

174th Battle of the Hill goes tonight!

Tonight, the CIS #1 ranked UNB V-Reds (9-2-1) travel down the hill to face the AUS #7 STU Tommies (3-8-1) at 7pm at the Lady Beaverbrook Rink in the 174th Battle of the Hill.

There are many numbers that can be used to give the V-Reds better odds at winning this game:

- UNB is currently on a 27 game winning streak over STU.
- UNB is currently on a 10 game winning streak over STU at the LBR.
- The last time STU beat UNB in a regular season game was Oct. 20, 2006 at the York Arena.
- In last season's four regular season meetings, UNB outscored STU 21-3 and outshot them by an average margin of 44-20.
- No member of the current roster for UNB has ever lost to STU

None of these numbers mean anything on game day.

The V-Reds are sitting on top of the AUS and CIS right now, but are only (2-2-1)in their last five games. The V-reds are coming off a hard fought 2-1 victory over the CIS #3 ranked UdeM Aigles Bleues (9-3-0) and will be looking to maintain that momentum at they face the Tommies. The V-Reds are led in points by Kyle Bailey (9G 9A) and Luke Gallant (2G 12A).

The Tommies are a team rebuilding after last year’s last place finish. The Tommies have already tallied as many wins this season as last year, and have lost by only one goal 4 times this regular season. The Tommies are coming off of a 6-3 loss to the UPEI Panthers (7-5-0), and will look to defeat the V-Reds to get back on the winning track. The Tommies are led in points by Randy Cameron (8G 4A) and Felix Poulin (2G 10A).

Come down to the LBR and cheer on your UNB V-Reds as they look to win the Battle of the Hill!

If for some reason you cannot make it to the game, you can watch the webcast or get alerts on all the action by following UNBHockey on Twitter.


Anonymous said...

What the hell is a defenseman doing going offside on a wide open 3 on 1?
Probably the best opportunity of the whole period killed by a UNB player!

Anonymous said...

I watched every minute and still don't believe it. Does anyone know the CIS record for shorthanded goals?

kelly section 5 said...

got to admit, thought we were done!
Got into discipline trouble tonight.Thought calls were bad for both teams.Stu fans started to chirp after 3 nothing,see stu fans leave after 4-3. I think they played very well our boys played only in the third period.lots of chances.