Friday, November 18, 2011

Big weekend for the V-Reds as they visit UPEI and host UdeM

This weekend, the CIS #1 ranked V-Reds (8-1-1) have a split schedule, travelling to PEI tonight to take on the UPEI Panthers (5-5-0) and then at home for a Sunday afternoon game hosting the UdeM Aigles Bleues (8-2-0).

The V-Reds are coming off of their second loss of the season, a 6-5 shootout loss to the CIS #7 ranked Acadia Axemen (6-3-1) and will look to return to their winning ways. The V-Reds are led in scoring by Kyle Bailey (7G 9A) and Luke Gallant (2G 12A).

Tonight, the V-Reds visit the AUS #5 ranked Panthers at the MacLauchlan Arena at 7pm. The Panthers are coming off of a 6-3 win over the DAL Tigers (2-9-0) and will look to make it two in a row against the V-Reds. The last time UNB played UPEI was Nov. 5th at the AUC, UPEI won that game 5-4. UNB is 8-2-0 against UPEI in their last ten meetings. The Panthers are led in scoring by Jordan Knox (7G 9A) and Matt Carter (7G 8A).

Sunday afternoon, the V-Reds host the CIS #5 ranked Aigles Bleues for a 2pm game at the AUC. The Aigles Bleues are only one point back of the V-Reds, making this “the game of the week” in the CIS according to the latest National rankings. UdeM is on a three game winning streak, their last loss was to the V-Reds on Nov. 4th, when they fell 6-3 at the J.-Louis-Levesque Arena. The V-Reds have an 11 game regular season winning streak going against the Aigles Bleues. UdeM is led in scoring by Marc-Andre Cote (8G 7A) and Dean Ouellet (3G 12A).

Tonight's game can be seen as a webcast, and if you cannot make it to the AUC on Sunday, that game will also be available as a webcast. Of course, you can always follow UNBHockey on Twitter.


kelly said...

any news on goal tender? chad Denny? or Jordan c. They are being very quiet.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

In today's Gleaner it said LaCosta will be starting tonight and that Clendenning is having an MRI done on his knee but it doesn't sound good.

Anonymous said...

If anyone can play with an injury like that, it is Clendenning.
The kid is a warrior, but it is a serious situation that could sideline him for the year. He has contributed more than most in the last two U Cup titles!

Anonymous said...

Is UNB really playing that undisciplined or is the officiating very questionable?

That's two second periods in a row that UNB let up late in the period and lost control of the game! Passing is very poor at times.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

I didn't watch much of the game but another 2 goal lead blown...and handily outshot in the 3rd period...both very un-UNB like. I think anyone would find it hard to say this is the best team in the country right now after going 1-2-1 in their last 4, and falling out of 1st place.

Anonymous said...

UPEI 1 for 9 on the PP, UNB 1 for 4 on the PP.

Right now, I think UNB should be giving the top players a little more ice time at key times like late in the periods and following goals by the other teams.

Eric said...

I was at my son's game and missed watching online, but a 2 goal lead lost again. A few too many penalties and now the other teams think they have a chance to win. Certainly a big game on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Ironic that once got all injured big dogs back into lineup they started struggling!

Fully was playing great before he went down and others havent played to that level. But the team in front of them hasnt played very well.