Friday, December 2, 2011

V-Reds take 175th Battle of the Hill in OT

The V-Reds took the final game of the first half with a 3-2 OT victory tonight over the STU Tommies.

The V-Reds got out to an early start, controlling the play and were rewarded at 5:29 with a goal by Daine Todd from Ben Shutron and Bretton Stamler. The first period ended 1-0 with the shots favoring UNB 14-3.

The second period saw much of the same, but it was STU who scored at the 7:22 mark to tie the game. Bretton Stamler would regain the lead for the V-Reds at 16:14 with a nice pass from Ben Wright. The shots were 35-7 for the V-Reds at the end of the second period.

The third period saw a stronger effort from STU, and they were rewarded at 4:37 to once again tie the game. Regulation play ended with a 2-2 tie. Shots after regulation were 40-16 for the V-Reds.

The OT period was completely dominated by the V-Reds and it was once again Bretton Stamler picking up the winning goal as he put it in off a defenceman's leg. Final shots were 43-16 for the V-Reds.

With the win, the V-Reds enter the holiday break with a two point lead over SMU, but with two games in hand.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

How was UNB so lucky to get Ref. Jeff Hopkins two weeks in a row...

Anonymous said...

Same ref that set the whole town against him in that abortion of a game vs. Western at Nationals!

Anonymous said...

Full credit to STU though, they hung around, and Lavigne was huge. Help from ref or not, they were a lucky bounce away from the win.

Anonymous said...

STU made it interesting. But they will never, ever probably get the "gift" of a no-goal and five pp's in last 12 minutes of game again!

UNB carried play but needs some "finishing" to go with all their chances.

kelly sec 5 said...

don't usually complain about the referee when you win but do you believe the officiating? Section 5 can see alot! Hopkins was terrible, can't believe i'm saying this, Doyle and lockart where are you? I hope the higher up officals were in the house! Thank god we have enough talent to kill those penalties. Kudos to stu again they are playing well, however they should start declining power plays.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Honestly, I didn't think any of the calls were BRUTAL...some, like the Houde-Caron penalty on the faceoff, were maybe pushing it but UNB needs to be way more disciplined and keep their sticks down. They won't get away with all of those penalties against the better teams.

Anonymous said...

Not a big deal, it's over and done with, but there were 3 or 4 bad calls, the rest were well deserved by UNB. In the context of allowing a non-goal, it made everything else look worse than it probably was.

The non calls, especially the holds on the odd-man rushes shorthanded were tough to watch though.

Anonymous said...

You whine when you win and whine when you lose. What do you want? cry cry cry. You have two AUHC teams in one, cry. The refs are against us, cry. you got an overtime win, cry. If you ever faced any real adversity, like every other team in the league has over the past 10 years, what would you cry babies do then?

Anonymous said...

Hopkins is terrible but they answer to no one. Wasting our energy even talking about it. MacMullin the evaluator just tries to keep screwing the Reds. It's a joke. No goal no question. Oh well he keeps it close contest.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Despite a few rough patches UNB is 11-2-1 through the first half of their schedule...as a point of comparison they were 10-4 last year and 10-2-2 in 2008/09. They went 13-1 in the second half last season and 11-2-1 in 2008/09. Both season obviously ended with NC's.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else find it unusual that the goal judge, who did not turn on the red light, was not consulted during the discussion the officials had about the goal? Why even have a goal judge?

Anonymous said...

The goal judge wasn't consulted because Jeff Hopkins was the ref. Brutal.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Because god forbid a ref ever thinks they are wrong, or isn't stubborn enough to admit they might be wrong...I know the ref and linesmen talked it over but it drives me nuts when they don't do absolutely everything they can to get a close call like that correct. I honestly couldn't tell whether it went in or not since I was at the other end of the ice, but the fact the goal light didn't come on and the goal judge was shaking his head as the refs were talking it over makes me believe it didn't completely cross the line.

Anonymous said...

With regards to Hopkins, in the last 2 games against St. Thomas the Tommies were awarded 20 power plays to UNB's 10.

How many penalties do you think Morehouse could have received for after the whistle BS?

Anonymous said...

I hear Hopkins is on the payroll at STU... makes sense.

Anonymous said...

I hear all the UNB hockey players are on the payroll at UNB....makes it even.

Anonymous said...

The puck didn't even cross the line from where I was sitting ...hopkins needs to ref the high school games

Anonymous said...

well,seeing that stu was way undermanned.they were 4 short on the bench by my count,they gave them all they could handle with great goal tending.would of been a different turnout if they would have had a full lineup...

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure UNB would gladly play St. Thomas with 4 extra bodies on the bench anytime, with a different referee!

Anonymous said...

Forget all the ref drama, goal not counting drama, etc.

That was a pretty good game, good job Stamler for being a huge part of the win for UNB

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see these two teams play two more times in the 2nd half. I'm sure the same Ref will get the games so two more close games. Too bad he couldn't do even more to get STU into the playoffs. But one guy can only do so much.

Anonymous said...

wow,never seen such a bias bunch....