Sunday, December 29, 2013

V-Reds Rip Tommies In Pete Kelly Challenge

Despite having five regulars out of the line-up the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds throttled the visiting St. Thomas Tommies 9-1 this afternoon at the AUC in the 9th annual Pete Kelly Challenge. The V-Reds scored 3 goals in each period en route to the lopsided victory.

Scoring for the V-Reds were Tim Priamo, Philippe Maillet, Jordan Murray, Cam Critchlow (2), Mike Thomas, Thomas Nesbitt, Cam MacLise, and Shea Kewin.   

- The Varsity Reds played without Antoine Houde-Caron as well as the four players who represented Canada at the Winter Universiade - Chris Culligan, Tyler Carroll, Nick MacNeil, and Marc-Antoine Desnoyers. New recruits Ben Duffy and Philippe Halley were both in the line-up.

- Shots were  32-23 in favour of UNB.

- Charles Lavigne and Joel Vienneau split the duties in goal with Lavigne turning aside everything directed his way.

- The game's three stars were Tim Priamo, Mike Thomas, and Cam Critchlow. 

- According to Bill Hunt of the Daily Gleaner it will be Philippe Halley taking the final roster spot for this season while Ben Duffy will be forced to sit out until September. Give Duffy a ton of credit for honouring his prior commitment and still decide to join the Varsity Reds given the circumstances with regards to the roster cap.

- The Varsity Reds resume regular season action this upcoming weekend when they head to Nova Scotia for tilts against the Saint Mary's Huskies on Friday night and the St. FX X-Men the following evening. Both games are scheduled for a 7PM puck drop.