Saturday, January 7, 2012

V-Reds take down Huskies

The first period saw the Huskies press hard, and they were rewarded at the 5:59 mark when Matt Tipoff took a nice feed from Cam Fergus to make it 1-0 with a short Handed goal. Shots after the first period were 13-10 in favor on the Huskies.

The second period saw a lot of back and forth, but it was the V-Reds who would tie up the game at the 9:06 mark as Geordie Wudrick took a great pass from Thomas Nesbitt to beat Neil Conway. The V-Reds got into penalty trouble and had to kill off 1:30 of 5-3 in which they did not allow the Huskies a single shot. Shots in the second were 9-7 for the V-Reds.

The third period saw the Huskies come out hard and they were rewarded on the power play at 3:11 as Colby Pridham connected with Cory Tanaka to beat LaCosta. At the 10:58 mark, Jonathan Harty tied it up with a great shot from inside the blueline. The Huskies took a penalty with 1:07 left, and it was Harty who fed Kyle Bailey at the 19:41 mark for the game winner.

Attendance tonight was 2671, and the final shots were 38-34 for the V-Reds.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most entertaining game of the year to watch so far!

Anonymous said...

It won't show up in the game summary but I loved Culligan's hustle to get his stick on the SMU player's stick just as he was going to ice the puck which helped Harty keep the puck in the SMU zone just before Bailey's winner.
Unfortunately, Desnoyers continues to make some terrible decisions with two brutal giveaways in the 3rd.
Nice to see Dan LaCosta have two back to back very strong efforts!

Anonymous said...

UNB first goal was Thomas Nesbitt from Daine Todd

Anonymous said...

He is not lazy I would like to see you go out there and zoom around the ice full speed obviously your a lot lazier than him since your sitting on your ass in the crowd watching the game while he is up and actually playing

Ken C said...

Video replay showed Wudrick scoring the 1st goal with some fast stick work that fooled most of us. Nesbitt even told the officials. The change is recognized on the CIS website boxscore.

Anonymous said...

In the 1st period there was alot of players who turned the puck over to SMU. Bailey which gave SMU their 1st goal.

Anonymous said...

about Desnoyers; the one giveaway in the 3rd; he was last man back, tried to beat the forechecker inside his own blueline (while the other D has been called off to make a change)... that is a peewee mistake and should not be tolerated.... but they continue to give him ice time
it seems his defensive liabilities are far greater than his perceived offensive benifit...

Dale said...

Shutron sits both games, and unlike many on this site, I believe he should be playing. He is not getting a chance at all, an NHL drafted player sitting, while someone else is out there coughing the puck up on a regular basis!
Who, take a damn guess!
How can be the player he was, if he plays 6-10 games in a 28 game schedule! Way to much talent to be sitting!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Must be frustrating to see first year players, like TM getting the ice that they are getting when you have 3-5th year players watching. players that played last year, players that won a University Cup. Then they sit, as some soft first year player with little ability, little speed are rewarded with their ice time.
Who is fooling who, fans can't be that stupid!
They are missing some physical presence, no big bang line, to soften up the the opposition's defense!

UNB Bruins Fan said...

I like Shutron and would love to see him get back to the way he played in his rookie season but the fact of the matter is he hasn't exactly been lighting the world on fire when he has had the chance to play, if he was playing good then I am sure he would be out there (unless he is banged up and no one is saying anything)...it is obvious he is not nearly the same player he was pre-injury. I don't really buy the argument about an NHL drafted player should be playing though...heck, Denny was a 2nd round pick and he can't get in the lineup either...remember, two of UNB's best defencemen - Gallant and Harty - were not NHL draft picks.

As for Desnoyers defence...the coaches must think he is doing something right since they put him out there on the PK. I will admit though, I've thought he has played better recently than he was earlier in the season. He can be frustrating to watch sometimes though...for every good rush up the ice he makes it seems he makes a bad turnover. And I agree with the poster above...for being heralded as an offensive defenceman his point totals are nothing special, although he is one of the few guys they have who seems to have no problem shooting on the PP, instead of passing.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

So, are they putting too much of an emphasis on skill guys instead of grinders? It's a fine balance but I think they have gotten away from that a bit this season. They really need a guy like Seymour.

Dale said...

"Bruin fool"
You must play in game situations in order to get back to that level. How can you expect to sit on your ass and see an improvement. Practice all you wan't, but game situations are totally different. They don't need Desnoyer's gambling habits, they have loads of offensive upside!

Anonymous said...

I agree, the coaching staff has not given Shutron much of a chance to get back. That Bruin dude is blind as a bat. Give away Desnoyer!

Anonymous said...

I am getting sick of people picking on Desnoyers after every game...in my opinion Luke Gallant was one of the worst players all weekend

Anonymous said...

Les poissons les poissons hehehe hahaha............Go Desnoyers!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Anonymous said...

I have to admit I would also like to see Shutron in the line-up over Desnoyers. Neither of them have really been putting up big offensive numbers in the time they've been given this season but IMO Shutron is a much more reliable player.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure every UNB player feels that they and the team can play much better. It's frustrating when the same type of mistake is being made again by the same player.

As a fan I'd love to see UNB cut down on the number of penalties they get every game but that will be hard to achieve and judge with Hopkins and Doyle refereeing so often (4 games in a row. A lot of penalties are clearly deserved but quite a few are called by a different set of rules at times.

Anonymous said...

Harty needs to stay the hell out of the box. Tabes a dumb penalty then shakes his head. Gives the other team numerous pp chances with stupid penalties!

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Look...I am certainly not defending Desnoyers. In fact, would I rather see Shutron play than Desnoyers? Yes. But right now the coaching staff (who, in case many forgot, has brought us 3 CIS championships in the last 5 years) would rather have Desnoyers in there. I trust they know what they are doing.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Desnoyers coughs the puck up once in awhile and we're all ready to jump on him. But he's far from the worst d-man this year.

If people feel that passionately about it, they should just bring it up with the coach.

Anonymous said...

UNB Bruin, you remind me of a cross between Homer Simpson and A horses bum bum! You make little sense,just like your name. Watch out, that fan is going to pull you out of your seat. Ha ha...........

Anonymous said...

Desnoyers should go play for UdeM. He's terrible. I wish there was fighting so someone could pound him.

Denny scored a rocket against Ottawa, yet Desnoyers is playing every game and on the PP...that makes absolutely not sense.

He reminds me of Gomez - end to end rushes resulting in nothing.

Everyone else on the team is doing well. Wiebe is going to be awesome once he gets a couple more games under his belt!

Anonymous said...

I get the fact everyone wants the Reds to win every night by 5 goals and when they don't you want to blame someone, but the conference is tough. Mary's played very well and were doing everything they could to get a split on the road. This time last year UNB were 12-4, right now they are 13-2-1 (3 points better). Add the fact that argubly their #1 goalie hasn't played in 9 of 16 league games thus far and their #3 goalie has started 2 of their 3 losses (and by the way all three losses were only 1 goal games) - if I'm UNB I wouldn't push the panic button yet. Looks like they went down to 5 "D" in the 3rd so I'm thinking someone is hurt - so you will probably get your wish and we'll see Shutron or Deny. Regardless even if they go like 9-3 or 10-2 from this point (yes that means they may actually lose 2 or 3 games) - they'll probably still clinch 1st for like the 5th straight year and be the favourite for an AUS and CIS banner. A position a lot of schools would love to be in.

Dale said...

Don't blame the players, coaches make the decisions on who plays, but I think that TM and Nick M need a kick in the pants. The first should be replaced with more experienced players in Lee, Lynes,Corcoran. More skill and experience, no question! They have all won'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David Kilfoil said...

Something happened to Ben Wright and he didn't play the last part of the game. Didn't note the incident at the time and don't know his injury.

jean cl said...

desnoyers played great Fri night

Kelly said...

No, you should go to UdeM! he's good! dummy!

Big Bad Jon said...

Other than 1 giveaway at the end of Saturday's game (and it was a bad one that set up a break-away), I think Desnoyers played very well over the last 4 games (Ott x 2, SFX, SMU).

Anonymous said...

desnoyers and macneil both suck.....across the yard rivals could use them both...

Anonymous said...

Since UNB has so many extra players right now maybe we can loan them to STU, to help them out??

Anonymous said...

I don't think any of the UNB players suck but I do think that with the depth that this team has, that players could be held accountable for lack of discipline, lack of effort and repeated poor decision making. A few shifts at the end of the bench or sitting out a game should get the message across that better play is expected, very nicely.

Desnoyers Fan said...

So happy to see some people on here actually sticking up for Desnoyers I was beginning to think they should change the name of the site to lets blame everything on Desnoyers.com because that is all most people on here do. No matter how the game ends I bet even if they won by 10 gaols you guys would come on here and find something negative to say about him and that he cost them to lose a goal or something stupid....In my opinion I don't find him that bad of a player same with MacNeil:)

K said...

Clendenning's experience, grit and leadership is greatly missed! They are soft up front without him!
His play in Nationals in T-Bay 09 and in Fredericton last year was very impressive!

Kelly said...

I agree, they need him back for March.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Also agree...but I am not overly optimistic, what with his history of knee problems.

Anonymous said...

I agree as well Clendenning is a great player I miss seeing him out on the ice playing. Hope he can return

K said...

When Clendenning comes back, Who comes out?
Who, if everyone up front is healthy, should sit?
Who is the least effective?
I say Macdougall. House-Caron has played very well.
Bailey,Culligan and Clendenning are all locks at center.

Anonymous said...

why is it everytime we post something negative about unb,it gets deleted.what ever happened to freedom of speech.

UNBhockeyfans.com said...

You can post negative comments about UNB's PP, coaching decisions, player performance all you want. But we'll delete profanity and comments that attack other posters.

Anonymous said...

me thinks the same thing on who should sit.

Steve said...

Sit out the lazy buggers. Put Chad Deny in there and stick him in front of the net, get mean boys! What happened to dum head Wallingford at the end of the game vs SMU?

Anonymous said...

wow just read 41 comments is that a record on here? everyone is bugging out. I have lots of personal opinions and Ill give them, but bottom line is, we Ice a great team every night, I just think weve become a little spoiled over the Last 5 years and really since the mid 90's, we havent had a losing team since 1990!!!

Yes I would love to see Shutron in their, but the fact is their has to be a reason why hes not and none of us will really know what that is. im not a big fan of desnoyier, he has played better this year than last and has taking less dumb penalties, he does still give up a few giveaways, but thats just my personal opinion, I accept the line up as it is, cause they must have a reason.

Nick MacNeil was a monster part of our team last year, hes struggled with injuries this year and is just trying to get back into the groove, not sure why he is being picked apart but hes a crucial part to our success in March we need him.

Although MacDougall has not set the world on Fire, every team needs 4 centerman in the lineup, Clendenning is out so macDougall is in, if Clendenning comes back Im sure you go with Culligan, bailey, Clendenning and Houde-Caron

who ever said jeff lee and Luke Lynnes should replace Nick MacNeil in the lineup.....ummmmmmm Have you watched them play? Jeff Lee has steadily gotten a chance to play and has done nothing, Luke Lynes while he has posted points on the PP in the Past simply Cannot Skate, Backcheck or Forecheck, hes good with the puck on his stick in the slot and thats it