(HALIFAX, NS) The UNB REDS men's hockey team beat the Dalhousie Tigers 4-1 on Friday evening, extending their season-opening win streak to seven games.
Twelve minutes into the first period, REDS forward Nicolas Guay (Chateauguay, QC) scored the first goal of the game off. Building off the momentum, it took James Phelan (Laval, QC) three minutes to pick up UNB's second goal after a squabble for the puck in Dalhousie's end of the rink.
The REDS managed to stifle the Dalhousie offense for the rest of the first period and closed it out with an 2-0 lead.
The second period was a hard-fought defensive battle that included multiple highlight saves from REDS goaltender Griffen Outhouse (Williams Lake, BC) and Dalhousie's Reilly Pickard (Halifax, NS). The aggression was high at both ends of the ice and multiple players were sent off for penalties. Neither team was able to capitalize on the man-advantage during penalty minutes.
The scoring output from the REDS would continue as Austen Keating (Guelph, ON) notched a third team goal eighteen minutes into the otherwise gridlocked second period.
Despite numerous counterattacks from the Tigers, the REDS maintained their strong defensive structure and took the 3-0 lead into the second intermission.
With four minutes left in the third period, Shaun Miller (Enfield, NS) answered the home crowds' prayers and ended the Tigers scoring drought, trimming the UNB lead to a pair.
Dalhousie quickly elected to pull Pickard. But with one second left on the clock Connor Hall (Kitchener, ON) scored UNB's fourth goal on the empty Tigers' net for the 4-1 final.
Guay was named Subway Player of the Game.
Up next, the Tigers face off against Moncton and the REDS visit St FX. Both games are set for Saturday at 7:00pm.
RECAP BY: Daniel Simpkin/for Dal Athletics
PHOTOS BY: Kate Collings/for Dal Athletics