Friday, December 2, 2011

175th Battle of the Hill

Tonight, your CIS #1 ranked V-Reds (10-2-1) are at home to host the St. Thomas Tommies (3-9-1) in the 175th “Battle of the Hill”.

Here are a few facts about the “Battle of the Hill” series:

- The first Battle of the Hill was played on Nov. 21st, 1964. UNB won that game 6-1.
- Both teams used the LBR as their home rink until 1976 when the AUC opened.
- The first Battle of the Hill to be played at the AUC was on Nov. 21st, 1979, STU won that game 7-5.
- UNB is currently on a 28 game winning streak over STU.
- UNB is currently on a 25 game winning streak over STU at the AUC.
- UNB holds a commanding edge in games with a record of (win/loss/tie) 119-47-8
- The last time STU beat UNB at the AUC was February 28th, 2003 (137th Battle of the Hill), when many of these players were in middle school.

Last Friday, the Tommies built a 3-0 lead after two periods, but were brought back to earth as the V-Reds scored 5 unanswered goals, four of which were short-handed. The V-Reds will look to continue this dominating performance on Friday night, and to end the first term with another win. The V-Reds are led in scoring by Kyle Bailey (9G 10A) and Luke Gallant (3G 12A).

The Tommies feel that they “outplayed” the V-Reds in the 174th Battle of the Hill last Friday, and that they “beat themselves” according to their Goalie Charles Lavigne. This Friday the Tommies will look to prove that they can dominate the play, and bring home a victory to end the first term. The Tommies are led in scoring by Felix Poulin (2G 13A) and Randy Cameron (8G 4A).

If you can't make it out to the game, you can view the webcast, listen to it on CHSR 97.9, and as always, follow the updates on UNBHockey on Twitter.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess when you get outshot 44-17, give up 5 unanswered goals to lose 5-3 you "out play" your opponent?

Anonymous said...

Might want to check your dates. The AUC opened in the spring of 1976 and the Reds started paying thier home games there that fall.

Steven C. said...

Thanks for catching that mistake. I have changed the opening date. You are correct, the AUC opened in 1976, however there were no "Battle of the Hill" games from February 1975 until November of 1979 as STU had dropped out of the AUAA in those intervening years.

Eric said...

Correct - STU Hockey was not part of the AUAA for a number of years in the mid 70s. There were some exhibition games, but not 'real' games so the Battle of the Hill took a break for four(4) years from 75/76 to 78/79 inclusive.

Anonymous said...

Interesting stuff, nice work!

Go V-Reds!

Squirrel H8TR said...

I think you Squirrels are reading too much into the word "outplayed" as spoken by Lavgine. They could have been out shot 50 to 3 in the first two periods the other night but if they "controlled" UNB and their high priced guns were rendered ineffective, which they were, then the lowly Tommies could have "outplayed" them. Shots were higher for UNB but they don't count, not to mention that UNB was losing their cool to an inferior team, the score was 3-0. Who outplayed who? They fell apart in the third so it is a moot point anyway. Post it on the locker room wall if it concerns you so much.

Anonymous said...

Was going to go to this game... but after reading Bill Hunt's section in the paper I have decided not to. UNB can thank him for not getting my 10 bucks.

Anonymous said...

owned by reds....owned.embarrassing must be for you stu fans....maybe they should try the senior league....

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over the 28-game win streak. That'll be STU's high of the year, leading UNB 3-0 after 2 periods. Post that on your locker room wall.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Whoever picks the three stars need to have their head examined...that wouldn't of even been a game without Lavigne.

Anonymous said...

The game was supposed to be on CHSR. They even had it posted on their website.