Hockey: Sunday's AUS vs. NCAA games

The second day of the AUS hockey road trip against fresh Hockey East and ECAC teams didn't go too badly:
  • UNB played its third game in five days against the rusty Vermont Catamounts, who advanced to the Frozen Four last season. The Varsity Reds scored on their first two power plays before the game was five minutes in. Vermont got one back in the second period, and then got a power play goal in the third period to tie it up. In the five-on-five overtime UNB's Hunter Tremblay tipped in a Kyle Bailey shot for the 3-2 win with 30 seconds to go. Vermont edged UNB 25-22 in shots.

  • The St. Thomas Tommies had a big 5-3 win against Sacred Heart. The story of the game was probably the middle period, where STU scored three goals despite being outshot 21-6. Final shots were 38-18 in favour of Sacred Heart. Obviously a big game for STU 'tender Charles Lavigne.

  • It was another tough outing for the Acadia Axemen who dropped a 3-0 loss to UMass-Lowell. The River Hawks outshot Acadia 35-16 in the game.

  • UPEI lost a close one 4-3 to Quinnipiac in a battle of big felines. The Bobcats scored three straight goals in the first period, and then the Panthers notched three straight of their own in the second period, before the home team scored the winner late in the second period. Shots favoured Quinnipiac 31-15.

  • After tying reigning NCAA champion Boston University on Saturday, St. FX got to move up the road and play the Boston College Eagles on Sunday. No upsets this time. BC scored early in the first period, and X managed to tie it for a couple of minutes on the PP before BC regained the lead. Final score was 4-1 for BC, who outshot X 40-16.

Overall for the weekend the AUS were 3-5-2 against their NCAA opponents, one of the better American weekends that I can remember.
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