Saturday, October 1, 2016

Rally Falls Short For V-Reds

UPDATE: Merrimack doesn't sound too pleased with how the game unfolded.

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds fell behind 4-0 after the first period, got within a goal after two periods, but ultimately fell 5-3 against the NCAA's Merrimack College Warriors tonight in a game that was marred by 172 minutes in penalties.

- Scoring for UNB were Jordan Murray, with a pair, and Randy Gazzola.

- Shots were 39-38 in favour of the Warriors.

- UNB was assessed 107 minutes in penalties on 25 infractions. Philippe Halley, Philippe Maillet, Marcus McIvor, and Oliver Cooper all received 10-minute misconducts. Francis Beauvillier (hitting from behind) and Murray (contact to the head) took game misconducts while Etienne Marcoux (slashing) had a 5-minute major penalty. All three will most likely have to sit out tomorrow's game due to NCAA rules.

- Marcoux went the distance in goal, surrendering 5 goals on 39 shots.

- UNB was 2 for 10 on the power play while Merrimack was 2 for 13.

- Neither Chris Clapperton nor Matt Murphy played.

- The V-Reds continue their road trip tomorrow when they face the University of New Hampshire Wildcats at 5PM AST.