Saturday, October 5, 2019

Eagles Double Up Reds

The University of New Brunswick Reds headed south of the border this weekend for their annual trip against NCAA competition. Up first for UNB was a date with the Boston College Eagles, who enter the season as Hockey East favourites. Despite being heavily out-shot it was the Eagles coming away with a 4-2 victory.

- Kris Bennett (Boland) opened the scoring with a nifty between-the-legs power play goal from in tight 13:54 into the game, beating the highly-touted Spencer Knight in the Eagles net.

- BC would grab the lead before the end of the 1st period with two late goals - from David Cotton at 17:53 and then by Jack McBain at 19:22.

- The Eagles added another two goals in the 2nd period, getting goals from Matt Boldy at 4:53 and Mike Hardman at 13:18.

- An Olivier LeBlanc (Anderson, Boland) power play goal 3:59 into the 3rd period rounded out the scoring.

- Shots were 37-21 in favour of the visitors with period totals of 12-8, 9-9, and 16-4.

- Rylan Parenteau went the distance in goal.

- UNB went 2 for 6 on the power play while doing a nice job on the penalty kill, snuffing out all three BC man advantages.

- The Reds won 32 out of 59 face-offs.

- The Eagles line-up features three 2019 1st round NHL draft picks in F Matt Boldy (12th overall, Minnesota), G Spencer Knight (13th overall, Florida), and Newfoundland native F Alex Newhook (16th, Colorado).

- UNB drops to 2-8-1 all-time versus the Eagles. Their last win came in 2015 (5-2).

- The Reds travel north to face the Maine Black Bears tomorrow afternoon. The Black Bears, who are pegged to finish 8th in the 11 team Hockey East conference, were blasted 7-0 by Providence College today. Puck drop is 5PM AST.