Friday, November 13, 2015

V-Reds Fall In OT

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds could not hold on to a 3-1 2nd period lead as they lost 4-3 in overtime against the Acadia Axemen tonight in Wolfville. UNB is now 8-0-2 on the season with both losses coming at the hands of the Axemen.

- Acadia took a 1-0 lead with a power play goal just over five minutes into the 1st period, but after that it was all V-Reds as they received goals from Jordan Murray (Mignardi) at 12:18 and Rob Mignardi (Beauvillier, Caissy) while on the power play at 17:01 to take a 2-1 lead into the intermission.

- Alex Wall (Caissy, Beauvillier) scored UNB's 2nd power play goal of the night at 6:46 of the 2nd period to build a 3-1 lead, however the Axemen answered with yet another goal with the man advantage at 14:48 to get back within a goal at 3-2.

- The Axemen had the better chances in 3rd period and were rewarded with the tying goal at 11:06. This set the stage for yet another overtime game between these two clubs and after coming up short on a 4-on-3 power play Axemen Kyle Farrell poked in a loose puck in the crease at 3:32 of the extra frame for his 3rd overtime winner of the season to give Acadia the victory.

- Stephen Anderson made his season debut while Colin Suellentrop returned to the line-up. Peter Trainor, Philippe Maillet, and Marcus McIvor all remained out due to injury.

- Shots in the game were 33-27 for Acadia.

- Alex Dubeau suffered the overtime loss, but made a number of high quality saves in the 3rd period to preserve the regulation tie.

- 5 out of the last 6 regular season games between these two teams have gone to overtime or a shoot-out. Acadia has won 4 of those games.

- UNB hasn't won a 1st half game in Wolfville since 2009. They have now gone 0-4-3 during that span.

- UNB went 2 for 4 on the power play while Acadia was 2 for 7. The Axemen entered the game having killed off all 47 of their shorthanded chances this season.

- Mignardi, Boston Leier (two goals), and Farrell (overtime winner) were the game's three stars.

- Attendance was 1936.

- The V-Reds won 35 out of the 65 face-offs.

- Elsewhere in the AUS tonight UPEI defeated Saint Mary's 3-2 in overtime in Halifax, St. FX skated to a 4-1 road decision over St. Thomas, and Moncton rolled over Dalhousie 6-1 on home ice.

- The V-Reds are back in action tomorrow night when they look to rebound against the Saint Mary's Huskies. Game time is 7PM in Halifax.