Friday, November 29, 2013

V-Reds Put Away Tigers

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds moved their record to 11-1-1 on the season - and back into sole possession of first place - with a 3-0 blanking of the Dalhousie Tigers tonight in Halifax. The V-Reds held a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes before scoring a pair of goals in the first part of the third period, giving Charles Lavigne all of support he would need as he picked up his first shutout of the season.   

Scoring in the first period for UNB was Cam Braes (MacNeil, Nesbitt), on the power play at 9:22 of the first period. Nick MacNeil (Braes, Nesbitt), at 4:07, and Philippe Maillet (Murray, Critchlow), at 8:24, picked up the third period markers. The Varsity Reds held a 39-23 advantage in shots on goal.

- Shea Kewin was back in the line-up for UNB as Dylan Willick, Adrian Robertson, and Antoine Houde-Caron were all out.

- UNB was 1 for 6 on the power play while Dalhousie was 0 for 4.

- The Tigers won 37 out of the 72 face-offs in the game.

- The game was delayed 15 minutes as the V-Reds were late getting into Halifax this afternoon.

- Elsewhere around the AUS this evening seen Moncton score late to tie the game at 3 against Acadia and then win in a shootout, Saint Mary's defeat St. Thomas 2-1 in Fredericton, and St. FX pick up a 2-1 road win over UPEI.

- The AUS wraps up the first half of the season tomorrow night and it will feature a first place showdown in Wolfville between the Varsity Reds (11-1-1) and Acadia Axemen (10-1-2). Other games include the Moncton Aigles Bleus visiting Dalhousie, St. Thomas hosting St. FX, and Saint Mary's traveling to Charlottetown for a tilt against the Panthers.