Saturday, October 6, 2012

V-Reds Humbled By BC

UPDATE: The BC Eagles website has posted their game recap. David Kilfoil also has his recap up at the UNB Athletics site.

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds learned the hard way why the Boston College Eagles are the top NCAA team in the country, losing 6-0 tonight in Chestnut Hill. The V-Reds played decent enough for most of the game, only trailing 1-0 after the first period, but a two minute span in the second period proved to be UNB's undoing as BC quickly turned a 2-0 game into a 5-0 advantage half way through the game. The V-Reds were never able to recover, giving up another goal late in the third period to make it a 6-0 final. The Eagles held a 34-18 shot advantage.

Despite the lopsided final score BC head coach Jerry York had some nice things to say about UNB after the game, courtesy David Kilfoil:
"I think the home team gets such an advantage. We had that advantage tonight. I thought the difference was quite frankly that our goalies played unbelievable. They made some terrific saves. I think this is an even better Varsity Reds team than the one we saw in Fredericton, and they won the national title that year. Sometimes when the score gets like 6-0 late in the game ... they've got great discipline ... there's no problem, Gardiner really controls his kids. I've been down 6-0 and sometimes it's hard to control your kids. He's always got control and nobody's going to try to get hurt out here."

- Taylor MacDougall, Ben Wright, and Luke Lynes were all out for UNB.

- Travis Fullerton played the first 40 minutes, making 21 saves on 26 shots. Dan LaCosta played the final period, stopping 7 out of 8 pucks.

- Attendance for the game was 1734.

- It was not a good day for CIS team south of the border as they went 0-14-3 against NCAA competition. The only teams to salvage a tie were York against UConn, UBC against Denver, and Western Ontario against Western Michigan.

- UNB looks to rebound tomorrow afternoon against the University of Maine Black Bears in Orono.