Friday, January 6, 2012

V-Reds host StFX and SMU this weekend

This weekend, the CIS #1 ranked V-Reds (11-2-1) host a pair of games on Friday and Saturday night. Tonight, the V-Reds host the AUS #6 StFX X-men (5-7-3) at 7pm at the AUC, and the CIS #6 ranked SMU Huskies (10-5-1) visit the AUC on Saturday night at 7pm.

The V-Reds are currently on a three game regular season winning streak, and a five game winning streak if you count the two exhibition victories over the Ottawa GeeGees over the Christmas break. The V-Reds have welcomed two new players since the end of the first term, with Geordie Wudrick and Shayne Wiebe now eligible to play for second half. There has been a lot of speculation as to how the lines will look, but we will have to wait until game time Friday night to find out. The V-Reds are led in scoring by Kyle Bailey (9G 10A) and Luke Gallant (3G 12A).

The X-Men lost their last game of the first half to SMU, and split a pair of exhibition games over the Christmas break, including a 4-0 shutout loss to the Acadia Axemen (9-5-1) earlier this week. That being said, the X-men will look to start the second half with a big win over the V-Reds. These two teams have met twice this season with the V-Reds coming out on top 3-1 and 7-6 in those games. The X-Men are led in scoring by Bryce Swan (10G 10A) and Jason Bast (11G 8A).

The Huskies sit in second place in the AUS, just 2 points back of the V-Reds, but have played two more games than the V-Reds. SMU finished the first half of the season on a three game winning streak, but dropped a shootout loss to the X-Men in exhibition play over the Christmas break. These two teams have met twice this season, with the V-Reds coming out on top 3-1 and 4-2 in those contests. The Huskies are lead in scoring by Cory Tanaka (3G 11A) and Cam Fergus (4G 9A).

If you can't make it out to the games, you can view the webcast, watch it on Rogers TV, and as always, follow the updates on UNBHockey on Twitter.


Anonymous said...

Thayer Doyle really seems to be on a mission tonight. He made every call he could against UNB yet ignored Desveaux's headlock tackle on the UNB player in front of the UNB bench. He also ignored the blatant kick on the second ST. FX "credited goal".
Did anyone see what started the altercation between Harty and Swan? UNB was on the offensive in the X zone at the time.

Anonymous said...

Harty and Swan chopped each other then Swan put his stick up around back of Harty's head. To which Harty put him on his arse.

Doyle was horrendous - I usually laugh listening to fans say "the ref this, the ref that" but it was one-sided, and his ego was HUGE.

Penalty calls one-sided and three poor calls on goals - Wiebe's should have counted, so too X goal, and the kicked in goal should have been disallowed.