Sunday, September 25, 2016

Shorthanded Goal Lifts UNB

Stephen Anderson's shorthanded goal midway through the 3rd period was all the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds needed as they topped the McGill Redmen 1-0 in pre-season play Saturday night in Montreal.

The game was scoreless until 11:32 of the final period when Anderson took a pass from Mark Simpson and went in on a breakaway, beating Jacob Gervais-Chouinard for the only goal of the game.

- UNB was still without defencemen Jordan Murray and Matt Murphy and forward Francis Beauvillier as they remain at NHL training camps.

- Shots in the game favoured UNB 34-16, including 13-2 in the 3rd.

- Etienne Marcoux stopped 12 shots over the first 31:17 of action. Alex Dubeau completed UNB's 2nd consecutive shutout with 4 saves over the final 28:43

- Both teams were 0 for 7 on the power play.

- UNB is now 11-1-0 all-time against McGill.

- The Varsity Reds have won 33 straight exhibition games - and 17 straight games overall - against OUA competition.

- Gardiner MacDougall is 37-0-1 against OUA teams in exhibition games and 50-2-1 against them overall (exhibition + Nationals).

- UNB has 27 consecutive victories over OUA East squads.

- The V-Reds are back on the road this weekend as they make their annual trip south of the border
 to face a pair of NCAA teams. They face Merrimack at 8PM on Saturday night and then turn around to battle the University of New Hampshire on Sunday at 5PM.