Friday, October 12, 2012

The Streak

When the St. Thomas Tommies skated away with a 3-1 victory over the UNB Varsity Reds at the York Arena on October 20th, 2006 it would have been almost inconceivable to believe that more than 6 years later STU would still be looking for their next victory against their cross-campus rivals. UNB has gone an unprecedented 31 – 0 – 0 against St. Thomas during this time. Here are some fun and interesting, but completely useless, facts and stats about “The Streak” as both teams prepare for the 178th Battle of the Hill - and 199th all-time meeting - tonight at the AUC.

- 17 of the games have been played at the AUC, 12 at the LBR, 1 in Woodstock (2008), and 1 at the Willie O’Ree Place (2009).

- It includes 23 regular season games, 3 playoff games (2008), and 5 exhibition games (2006, 2 in 2007, 2008, and 2009).

- UNB has outscored STU 166-56 in the 31 games, or an average of 5.35-1.81. As the home team it is 93-29 in 18 games (5.17-1.61). As the visitor it is 73-27 in 13 games (5.62-2.08).

 - There have been 5 shutouts: November 24th, 2006/January 14th, 2009/January 28th, 2009/November 21st, 2010/February 8th, 2012. Travis Fullerton has accounted for the final four.

- 4 games have gone to Overtime: December 31st, 2006/October 28th, 2009/November 28th, 2009/December 2nd, 2011.

- 2 games have gone to a Shootout: November 16th, 2007 and November 29th, 2008.

- UNB has scored 2 goals (1 time), 3 goals (7 times), 4 goals (4 times), 5 goals (8 times), 6 goals (1 time), 7 goals (3 times), 8 goals (4 times), 9 goals (2 times), and 10 goals (1 time).

- STU has scored 0 goals (5 times), 1 goal (10 times), 2 goals (6 times), 3 goals (6 times), and 4 goals (4 times).

- The games have been decided by 1 goal (10 times), 2 goals (3 times), 3 goals (3 times), 4 goals (4 times), 5 goals (4 times), 6 goals (3 times), 7 goals (2 times), 8 goals (1 times), and 9 goals (1 time).

- Lowest scoring game: 2-1 in OT on October 28th, 2009.

- Highest scoring game: 10-4 on September 17th, 2008 in Woodstock.

- The streak has included 5 Lou Chabot Memorial Games and 5 Mark Jeffrey Memorial Games.

- In the only playoff series between the teams during the streak UNB defeated STU 5-1, 5-4, and 5-1 between February 26th and March 2nd, 2008.

- Only twice during the streak have the two teams played back-to-back regular season games against one another: January 23th and 25th, 2008 and November 25th and December 2nd, 2011.

- This is the first game during the streak to be played on October 13th. In fact, there is only one day (January 28th) that has seen more than one game played. UNB and STU met on this day in both 2008 (9-0) and 2010 (7-1).

- This will mark the first time during the streak that the teams will be playing their first regular season game against one another. However, the two teams have met in their first exhibition games twice, in 2008 and 2009.

- As a result, this is the earliest in the season the two teams have played a regular season game. The previous earliest was October 16th, 2010 when the two met in their second regular season game.

- Goaltender Travis Fullerton has never lost against STU during his 5 year UNB career.

- New V-Red Colby Pridham is also perfect against St. Thomas in his career, posting a 16-0 record against the Tommies during his 4 years with the Saint Mary’s Huskies.

- Bryce Swan went “only” 10-4-2 against STU as a member of the St. FX X-Men.

- Since the streak began UNB has a combined record of 222-49-12 with 2 ties. This includes a 133-23-9 conference record, a 26-9-2 playoff record, a 12-2 record at Nationals, 38-1 in exhibition games against CIS competition, 13-11-1 with 2 ties against NCAA competition, and 0-2-1 against NHL rookie teams/AHL teams. Meanwhile, STU has gone 46-98-15 in conference play and 4-10 in the postseason during this time.


All stats courtesy ReDSea Database