Sunday, October 2, 2016

V-Reds Lose Again

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds dropped their second consecutive game south of the border, falling 3-1 to the NCAA's University of New Hampshire Wildcats this afternoon in Durham. UNB wraps up their pre-season schedule with a 2-2 record.

After a scoreless opening period the Wildcats struck for a pair of power play goals in the second and another with a two man advantage early in the third. Randy Gazzola (Braes, Maillet) got the V-Reds lone goal on a 5-on-3 power play with 11:27 remaining, but that would prove to be the final goal of the game.

- The Wildcats held a 34-25 shot advantage.

- Alex Dubeau played the entire game in goal, making 31 saves.

- UNB was 1 for 7 on the power play while UNH was 3 for 11.

- The V-Reds won 25 out of the 43 face-offs in the game.

- UNB was without the services of Francis Beauvillier and Jordan Murray due to their game misconducts last night against Merrimack. Christopher Clapperton, Matt Murphy, and Matt Petgrave were also out for unknown reasons.

- With the pre-season over, the attention now turns to Friday night when UNB will host the Universite de Moncton Aigles Bleus in their home - and season - opener. Puck drop is scheduled for 7PM. Of course, the Varsity Reds will raise their 6th National Championship banner to the rafters before the contest.