Reds remain atop men's hockey standings

Reds remain atop men's hockey standings

With a win over the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus this weekend, the UNB Reds remain top the AUS men's hockey standings with a 10-3 record.

The Reds scored three first period goals en route to a 4-1 win over the visiting Aigles Bleues on Friday. Patrick Watling opened the scoring 1:06 into the first period, and the Reds never looked back. Stephen Anderson and Samuel Dove-McFalls added goals later in the first period, with teammate Matt Murphy getting on the board in the second. Gabriel Vanier scored a powerplay in the second for the Aigles Bleus lone goal of the game. 

The Acadia Axemen also sit with 20 points on the season, with a 10-4 record. The Axemen split their games this weekend, starting with a close 4-3 victory over the StFX X-Men Friday night. Acadia forward Mason McCarty was the first star and Subway player of the game with a goal and an assist. Other Acadia goals came from Liam Maaskant, Garrett McFadden and Owen MacDonald, with Santino Centorame (PP), Adam Laishram, and Daniel Robertson getting on the board for the X-Men.  

The Axemen then visited the Dalhousie Tigers Saturday night at the Halifax Forum. Two goals over a seven-second span proved to be the difference in a 5-3 Tigers win. Andrew Shewfelt earned Subway Player of the Game honours with one goal and one assist on the night. Other Dalhousie goals came from Cameron Thompson (PP), Colton Heffley, Brett Crossley and Chandler Yakimowicz (EN). Jack Flaman, Cristiano Digiacinto and Maurizio Colella (PP) found the back of the net for Acadia in the loss.

Despite their loss to the Axemen Friday, the X-Men earned two points Wednesday night as they outlasted the Saint Mary's Huskies by a 4-3 score-line. The X-Men were led by Santino Centorame and Jeremiah Addison who both had a powerplay tally on the night, along with teammates Bailey Webster and Cole MacDonald who also found the back of the net in the win. Stephen Johnson led the Huskies in the loss with two goals, with Keith Getson (PP) adding the other.

The Huskies bounced back Friday night when hosted their cross-town rivals, the Dalhousie Tigers, at the Dauphinee Centre, in which Saint Mary's earned a 5-2 win. Mitchell Balmas earned the Subway Player of the Game, with one goal and two assists in the win. Other Huskie tallies came from Anthony Repaci, Nick Welsh (PP), Connor McGlynn and Stephen Johnson, with Colton Heffley and Jack Hanley (PP) finding the back of the net for the Tigers. 

In a battle of goaltenders, Moncton's Étienne Montpetit outdueled UPEI's Simon Hofley, as the Aigles Bleus edged the Panthers 2-1 in overtime Wednesday night. Montpetit finished with 26 saves in the victory to earn Subway Player of the Game, while Hofley had 32 saves. In the extra frame, Olivier Desjardins put away the winner on an innocent looking shot that slid under Hofley and in. Other goals in the game came from Moncton's Vincent Deslauriers and UPEI's Kyle Maksimovich


Wednesday, Nov. 13
Saint Mary's 3 at StFX 4
Moncton 2 at UPEI 1 (OT)

Friday, Nov. 15
Dalhousie 2 at Saint Mary's 5
Moncton 1 at UNB 4
Acadia 4 at StFX 3

Saturday, Nov. 16
Acadia 3 at Dalhousie 5
UNB at UPEI (postponed)

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