Saturday, January 3, 2015

V-Reds Nip Lancers

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds received all they could handle from the 14-2-1 Windsor Lancers out of the OUA, but a late goal allowed UNB to escape with a 6-5 win on a chilly Saturday evening at the AUC. This was the first game of the two game Pete Kelly Cup Challenge, which is in its 10th year. 

- The V-Reds trailed 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 before going up 5-3 in the 3rd period. Windsor scored two goals to even things up at 5 before the late tally to secure the win.

- Scoring for UNB were Adrian Robertson (from Caissy and Beauvillier at 10:12 of the 1st period), Tyler Carroll (on the power play from Braes and Maillet at 19:50 of the 1st), Cam Braes (on the power play from Maillet and Carroll at 13:45 of the 2nd), Cameron Brace (from Halley and Braes at 15:48 of the 2nd), Braes with his 2nd of the game (from Gazzola and Maillet early in the 3rd), and Colin Suellentrop with the game winner (from Murray with just 2:28 remaining).

- Braes was the player of the game for UNB. Lancers forward Spencer Pommells, who leads the CIS in scoring, was the player of the game for Windsor after registering 2 goals and an assist in the contest.

- Alex Wall, R.D. Chisholm, and Chris Caissy all returned to the line-up for UNB, making it the first time in a long time the V-Reds had a completely healthy roster. Of course, like usual, that didn't last very long as Tyler Carroll left the game after assisting on UNB's 3rd goal in the 2nd period and did not return to the game. Also, it did not appear Matt Boudens played the last part of the game either.

- David Shantz got the start in net.

- Shots in the game were 34-18 in favour of UNB with period total of 10-4, 12-9, and 12-5.

- UNB was 2 for 7 on the power play while Windsor was 1 for 6.

- UNB held a slight 31-30 advantage in the face-off circle.

- The V-Reds have now won 10 straight and 37 out of their last 38 games against OUA opponents. Head coach Gardiner MacDougall is 43-2-1 all-time against teams from the OUA.

- Attendance was 1987.

- There were two conference games played tonight as Acadia doubled up Dalhousie 4-2 in Halifax and St. FX picked up a big 2-1 home win over Saint Mary's.

- The Varsity Reds and Lancers conclude their two game series tomorrow afternoon with puck drop scheduled for 2PM.