2013 University Cup: UNB has Huskies seeing red

Game 2 of the 2013 CIS PotashCorp University Cup saw the #2 seeded Varsity Reds dash the hopes of the hometown Huskies after spotting them a goal in the second period. UNB had a certain edge in shots while even strength, but it wasn't until Jimmy Bubnick scored on the Saskatchewan power play that the V-Reds "woke up" and got their own power play clicking. Five minutes after the Bubnick goal, forward-turned-defenceman Daine Todd got the puck past Huskies netminder Ryan Holfeld, but it took several minutes for the officials to confer before deciding that the puck had indeed crossed the line. In the last minute of the period the V-Reds were on another power play and Tyler Carroll was the one-timer shooter on the end of a tic-tac-toe passing play.

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The Huskies pushed back hard in the third period, and had their chances, but with just over three minutes to go Todd decided to skate the puck out of trouble in the UNB zone, just kept going and had everyone in the building, and on the ice, watching him as he weaved his way deep down the right side. No one picked up Antoine Houde-Caron racing down the left side, who snapped the cross-ice Todd pass into the yawning net, driving a dagger into the Huskies hearts.

UNB outshot the Huskies 42-24 in the 3-1 win and get a day off before playing the UQTR Patriotes on Saturday night. The Huskies have to regroup and play UQTR on Friday night.

CIS game story and game sheet.
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