Friday, September 28, 2012

V-Reds Continue Dominance Of Redmen

The University of New Brunswick used goals from seven different players to defeat the McGill Redmen tonight in Montreal by a 7-2 score.

McGill got out to a quick start with a goal against Travis Fullerton only 37 seconds into the opening frame. The V-Reds would respond with two quick goals to take the lead as Chris Culligan (Braes, Carroll) at 7:01 and Thomas Nesbitt (McNeil) at 7:37 both found the back of the net. Nicolas Biniek answered 81 seconds later to knot the game at two, but Colby Pridam, playing his first game in a V-Reds uniform, scored a power play goal at 15:11 to put UNB back in front heading into the first intermission. Ben Shutron and Chad Denny picked up assists on the play. Shots in the period favoured UNB 15-8.

The Varsity Reds would put the game away in the middle period with three goals in just over two minutes. First, Tyler Carroll scored on the man advantage at 11:30 with Marc-Antoine Desnoyers and Bryce Swan, also playing his first game as a V-Red, picking up helpers. Antoine Houde-Caron (Shutron, Wright) would make it 5-2 only 44 seconds later and Cameron Critchlow (Salituro) completed the outburst with his first CIS goal at 13:39. Shots in the period were 10-7 for UNB.

Taylor MacDougall would round out the scoring in the third period with a shorthanded penalty shot goal at 10:52. UNB outshot McGill 12-6 in the period for a game total of 37-21.

- Attendance for the game was 347.

- Carroll, Shutron, and Biniek were named the three stars of the game.

- Josh Kidd dressed for the V-Reds but did not see any game action.

- Quebec natives Desnoyers and Houde-Caron were both in the starting line-up.

- Cam Braes was back in his usual #10 sweater. Swan and Pridham were wearing #9 and #19, respectively.

- UNB was a perfect 2 for 2 on the power play. McGill failed to cash in any of their five opportunities.

- Fullerton went the distance in goal, stopping 19 of 21 shots directed his way.

- UNB has won 8 straight games against the Redmen, outscoring them 47-15.

- They also extended their winning streak against OUA East teams to 21 games.

- David Kilfoil's recap can be found here, the game sheet here, and the boxscore here.