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UNB downs UPEI in men’s hockey

UNB Varsity Reds. Submitted
UNB Varsity Reds. Submitted

Varsity Reds win second head-to-head meeting this season

FREDERICTON – The UNB Varsity Reds are now 2-for-2 against the UPEI Panthers this season.

The Varsity Reds, coached by Bedeque native Gardiner MacDougall, defeated the visiting Panthers 6-2 on Saturday night to improve to 4-0-0 (won-lost-overtime losses) in the Atlantic University Sport Men’s Hockey Conference. UPEI dropped to 2-2-0.

Before 2,473 fans at the Aitken University Centre, the Panthers took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission, but the Varsity Reds scored the only three goals of the middle frame to take a 3-1 lead into the second intermission.

Christopher Clapperton (2-1), former Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capital and Morell native Stephen Anderson (1-1), Oliver Cooper (1-1), Mark Simpson and Matt Murphy lit the lamp for the Varsity Reds, who also defeated the Panthers 5-3 in Charlottetown on Oct. 4. 

Charlottetown native Kameron Kielly (1-1) and Marcus Power answered for UPEI.

The Varsity Reds held a 46-17 shots-on-goal advantage. Overall, UNB has outshot UPEI 97-29 in the two head-to-head meetings this season.

Rylan Parenteau earned the goaltending win, and Matt Mahalak was between the pipes for the Panthers.

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