Saturday, January 18, 2014

V-Reds Topple Tigers

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds won their 5th straight game with a tidy 4-1 victory over the visiting Dalhousie Tigers tonight at the AUC. UNB is now 16-3-1 on the season and have moved into a tie with the Acadia Axemen atop the conference.

The Varsity Reds received a pair of 1st period goals from Cam Braes, the first at 5:40 when he finished off a nice passing play from MacNeil and Shutron with an easy tap-in goal at the side of the net, and then at 10:40 on the power play when he tipped in a Culligan shot. Jordan Murray also picked up an assist on the goal. Shots were 18-4 for UNB in the period.

Mike Thomas extended the lead to 3-0 at 4:44 of the 2nd period with the assists going to MacLise and Culligan when he picked up the rebound from his original shot and backhanded it in. The Tigers got on the board with a power play goal at 13:15 to cut the deficit back to two. Shots favoured the V-Reds 16-7 in the frame.

Jordan Murray rounded out the scoring with a slap shot from the hash marks on a 5-on-3 power play at 15:27 of the 3rd. Culligan picked up his 3rd assist of the night with Maillet getting the other helper. Shots were 8-6 for UNB in the period for a final tally of 42-17.

- The V-Reds dressed the same line-up as last night with Tyler Carroll, J.P. Labardo, and Tim Priamo all sitting.

- Joel Vienneau got a rare start and picked up the win in goal.

- The game was not short on power plays as UNB went 2 for 9 and Dalhousie went 1 for 8 with the man advantage. Overall, there were a combined 20 penalties and 59 penalty minutes in the contest.

- UNB won 31 out of the 57 face-offs.

- Attendance was 2040.

- In other AUS action this evening the Moncton Aigles Bleus recovered from blowing a 4-1 lead against Acadia at home to defeat the Axemen 6-5 in overtime, St. FX staved off St. Thomas 4-2 in Antigonish, and UPEI picked up a 3-2 road win over Saint Mary's.

- The Varsity Reds next game action will be this Tuesday evening when they travel to Orono to face the University of Maine Black Bears in the two teams annual exhibition game. They resume regular season play on Friday night when they host St. Thomas in the 22nd Mark Jeffrey Memorial Game.