Monday, February 13, 2012

Varsity Reds Well Represented On AUS Leaderboards

Not only did UNB lead many of the team-oriented statistics this year, they also had a number of individual players have tremendous seasons. Here are the highlights:

  • Kyle Bailey (4th with 33 points), Chris Culligan (t-8th, 30 points), Jonathan Harty (15th, 27 points), Tyler Carroll (t-16th, 26 points), and Luke Gallant (t-16th, 26 points) all finished the season in the top-20 in league scoring. Acadia’s Andrew Clark led the way with 39 points.
  • In terms of points/game Culligan was 3rd (1.25), Bailey was 5th (1.21), and Harty was t-14th (1.04). Shayne Wiebe (12 points in 11 games, 1.09/game) would have been 10th but did not play enough games to qualify.
  • Bailey was t-3rd in goals (16) and Carroll was t-6th (15). UPEI’s Jared Gomes finished 1st with 21.
  • Culligan was 3rd in the AUS in assists (22) with Gallant 4th (21) and Harty t-5th (20). Moncton’s Dean Ouellet had a conference leading 28 helpers.
  • Culligan’s 0.92 assists/game placed him 2nd in the conference, behind only Ouellet.
  • Harty, Gallant, and Bretton Stamler (20 points) were 2nd, 3rd, and t-4th among all defencemen in scoring. Acadia’s Christopher Owens led the league with 29 points.
  • Harty’s 1.04 points/game led all defencemen, barely edging Owens.
  • Stamler was 3rd in goals for defencemen with 8 while Harty (7) was t-4th and Gallant (5) was t-7th.
  • Carroll was 3rd in rookie scoring behind only UPEI’s Chris DeSousa (31 points) and St. FX’s Michael Kirkpatrick (30 points).
  • Carroll’s 15 goals tied Kirkpatrick for most amongst freshman.
  • Carroll also tied for the league lead with 4 game winning goals. Bailey and Dion Campbell were t-5th with 3 apiece.
  • Bailey finished tied with UPEI’s Matt Carter for the league lead with 10 power play goals. Culligan finished t-7th with 5.
  • Harty had 4 shorthanded goals, placing him 2nd in the AUS behind UPEI’s Jordan Knox (5). Carroll (3) was t-3rd and Gallant (2) and Bretton Stamler (2) were t-6th. Remarkably, 8 out of UNB’s 12 shorthanded goals this season were scored by defencemen.
  • Bailey was 5th in the conference with 110 shots and 4th with 4.07 shots/game. Acadia’s Andrew Clark paced the way in both categories with 129 and 4.61, respectively.
  • Jordan Clendenning’s .214 shooting percentage placed him 5th in the league. He scored 6 goals on only 28 shots this season.
  • The Varsity Reds dominated the +/- leader board as they held 14 out of the top 25 spots. Stamler (1st, +32), Harty (2nd, +23), Culligan (3rd, +22), Carroll (4th, +20), Campbell (8th, +16), Bailey (9th, +14), Thomas Nesbitt and Clendenning (t-10th, +13), Gallant and Ben Wright (t-12th, +12), Antoine Houde-Caron and Ben Shutron (t-15th, +11), Nick MacNeil (t-19th, +10), and Marc-Antoine Desnoyers (t-25th, +9) were all among the AUS leaders.
  • Travis Fullerton (1.67) and Dan LaCosta (2.49) were the top two goaltenders in terms of Goals Against Average.
  • Fullerton was 3rd with a .909 save percentage while LaCosta (.898) was 5th. Saint Mary’s Andrew Peters was at .915 to lead the conference.
  • Fullerton tied for 3rd in the AUS with 11 victories. UPEI’s Mavric Parks led the way with 14.
  • Fullerton tied for the league lead with 2 shutouts, the 4th time in as many seasons he has accomplished this feat.
  • LaCosta’s 274 saves ranked him 9th.