Sunday, February 12, 2012

2011-12: By The Numbers

The regular season has concluded and all of the statistics have been calculated. It was another impressive campaign for the V-Reds as they led the league in a number of categories. Here is how they fared compared to the rest of the AUS (note – in cases where UNB did not finish first in a category we listed the league leading number as a point of reference):

Some notes:
- UNB reached 20 victories for the 5th straight season.
- This is the 3rd consecutive season UNB has led the conference in goals scored.
- UNB gave up more goals this season than any since 2006-07, but led the league in fewest goals allowed for the 5th consecutive year.
- This is the 8th time in 9 seasons UNB recorded atleast 10 home victories. They had 9 in 2006-07.
- Their 8 road wins were the fewest since they had 5 in 2005-06.
- The V-Reds were outshot only twice all season (35-30 at UPEI on November 18th and 27-25 at SMU on January 13th)
- UNB won the face-off battle in all but 5 games this season (at St. FX on October 21st, at UdeM on November 4th, home against St. FX on January 6th, at St. FX on January 14th, and at UdeM on January 20th).
- The Varsity Reds won 57.3 of their face-offs this season, far and away the best in the conference. St. FX was 2nd with a 52.5 success rate.
- This is the 8th straight season UNB has had an average attendance over 2000.
- The 12 shorthanded goals UNB scored were their most in atleast the last 9 seasons (as far back as we have information). It is the 3rd straight year they have led the AUS. However, the 4 they gave up were the most since the 2005-06 season.
- This is the 5th straight year UNB has led the conference in shots on goal. They took 113 more shots than the next closest team (SMU).
- It is also the 5th straight year they have led the conference in fewest shots against, giving up 140 fewer shots than 2nd place Acadia.
- For the 5th consecutive year UNB had the most shutouts in the league.
- This is the 4th straight year V-Red goalies made the fewest saves in the league.
- For the first time in 3 seasons the Varsity Reds did not lead the league in penalty killing.
- UNB was shorthanded 157 times this year, most since 2007-08 (178 times).
- Their 142 power plays were the fewest since 2003-04 (141).
- The Varsity Reds scored the game’s first goal on 17 occasions this year, amazingly the fewest times they have done this since 2006-07.
All statistics courtesy of Atlantic University Sport