Wednesday, January 16, 2013

V-Reds Thump Tommies...Again

UPDATE: Nick Murray, via UNB Athletics, has his game recap posted.

Not too much to say about this one. The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds maintained top spot in the AUS with a 7-0 victory over their cross-campus rivals from St. Thomas this evening in the 21st Mark Jeffrey Memorial Game, clinching a playoff spot in the process. UNB held a 50-9 advantage on the shot clock in winning their 10th consecutive MJMG.

Things could not have started any better for the V-Reds as Matt Fillier (Culligan, Desoyers) scored only 17 seconds into the game. Although that was the only goal of the period UNB took 17 out of the 19 shots in the frame and goaltender Travis Fullerton was never really threatened.

UNB would break the game wide open in the second period with goals by Tyler Carroll (Desnoyers), Ben Shutron (Culligan, Houde-Caron), Bryce Swan (Braes, McNeil), and Cam Braes (Wright, Swan). UNB outshot the Tommies 21-5 in the frame.

The Varsity Reds added two more goals in the third period with Swan (McNeil), with his 2nd of the game, and Houde-Caron (Fillier, MacDougall) both finding the back of the net. Shots were 12-2 for UNB in the period.

- The V-Reds made one change to their line-up as Chad Denny was back in and Adrian Robertson was out. Stefan Salituro, Josh Kidd, and Luke Lynes remained out.

- Before the game captain Chris Culligan was the recipient of the annual Mark Jeffrey Memorial Scholarship.

- Travis Fullerton picked up his 2nd straight shutout.

- UNB was 0 for 5 on the power play, including a one minute 5-on-3 in the first period that they failed to even get a shot on. The Tommies were 0 for 4 with the man advantage.

- Ben Wright was +6 on the night, one of 11 V-Reds who were +2 or better.

- MacNeil, Swan, and Fillier were the three stars.

- Attendance was 1522.

- UNB has now won 34 straight games against St. Thomas.

- In their last two home games the V-Reds have outscored their opposition 10-0 and outshot them 101-26.

- In their last two games against St. Thomas UNB has outscored them  13-1 and outshot them 95-14.

- All eight AUS teams were in action tonight on "rivals" night. Acadia beat St. FX 5-1, Saint Mary's remained a point out of first place with a 3-0 win over Dalhousie, and UPEI got by Moncton 3-2 in overtime.