Saturday, August 24, 2013

V-Reds Edge Sea Dogs In Alumni Game

FINAL: UNB 7, Saint John 6 (Shootout)
SAINT JOHN – The Inaugural Wallace McCain Memorial Alumni Game turned out to be a rather entertaining match on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Harbour Station.

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds Alumni edged the Saint John Sea Dogs Alumni 7-6 in a shootout. The Sea Dogs led 3-1 after one but the lead slipped away and the two teams entered the third tied at 5-5. The two squads exchanged goals in the third before a scoreless overtime frame. The Reds were the only team to score in the shootout as former Sea Dogs and UNB goaltender Travis Fullerton shut the door.

The game had a fairly moderate pace in the first two periods. But things did pick up in the third when the game was on the line. It was basically what you'd expect from a charity hockey game featuring NHL players.

UNB outshot Saint John 29-27 overall.

Alexadre Leduc was named the Saint John’s player of the game while former NHLer Darryl Boyce was named UNB’s top player.

Below is a somewhat accurate score sheet of the game. Times are what was listed on the clock at the time because we just don't feel like converting them.

First Period – 3-1 Saint John; Shots 11-7 Saint John
1. 14:47ish: Saint John - Brett Gallant
2. 9:26ish: Saint John - Pierre Durepos
3. 6:10ish: UNB – Charlie Hoyt
4. 0:30ish: Saint John – Keven Charland

Second Period – Tied 5-5; Shots 10-7 UNB
5. 19:25ish: UNB – Rob Hennigar
6. 13:15ish: UNB – Craig Soke
7. 6:50ish: UNB – Darryl Boyce
8. 5:50ish: Saint John – Alexandre Leduc
9. 2:40ish: Saint John – Simon Despres
10. 0:15ish: UNB - ?

Third Period – Tied 6-6; Shots 11-9 UNB
11. 17:00ish: Saint John - Ryan Sparling
12. 15:30ish: UNB – Jeff Wilson

Overtime – Tied 6-6; Shots 1-0 UNB

Shootout – 1-0 UNB
1. Darryl Boyce – Stopped
2. Simon Despres – Stopped
3. Rob Hennigar – Goal
4. Jonathan Huberdeau – Stopped
5. Stacy Smallman – Stopped
6. Zack Phillips - Stopped

Saint John: Jason Churchill – 3 GA on 11 shots; Robert Mayer – 3 GA on 18 shots
UNB: Travis Fullerton – 6 GA on 27 shots

STARTERS: Saint John’s starting lineup of Durepos-Despres, Phillips-D. Gauthier-Huberdeau and Churchill in net was a decent starting lineup.

NOTES: The Sea Dogs intro video was sick… Tim Roszell announced the player introductions for both teams… Saint John wore snazzy Alumni Game jerseys… UNB wore their regular whites with 2012-13 Varsity Reds player names on the back. Confusing times… Cole Pender was the Sea Dogs’ honourary captain… both recovery from surgery, Jonathan Huberdeau and Brett Gallant did in fact play in this game… running clock was used so the game went quickly… 50/50 winner took home $1,075… overall it was good afternoon for a good cause.

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