(MONCTON, NB) The Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus took a 2-0 lead early in the second period and never looked back in a 4-1 win over the UNB REDS, in Atlantic University Sport men's hockey action, Saturday.
The Aigles Bleus, now 2-and-0, got goals from Mika Cyr and William Basque in the first six minutes of the second to put the defending AUS champs on their heels and excite the crowd of more than 600 at Moncton's J. Louis Lévesque Arena.
The REDS were able to counter, shortly after Basque's goal, while working on the powerplay.
Through 40 minutes, the REDS outshot the Aigles Bleus 26-15.
Both goaltenders, UNB's Tanner Somers and Moncton's Etienne Montpetit, made key saves in an intense second period, keeping the game close.
In the third, Moncton's Jeremy Michel was able to connect on a precise shot that eluded Somers and extended the home team's lead to two.
While the REDS intensified their pace during the third period, Moncton and Montpetit held their ground.
Nathaël Roy's goal late in the third sealed the win for les Aigles Bleus.
Montpetit, who made 39 saves in the win, was named Subway Player of the Game.
The REDS, now 1-and-1, next see action at Acadia, on Friday night.
Moncton goes on the road next weekend, facing Acadia on Saturday and Saint Mary's on Sunday.
RECAP AND PHOTOS: Normand Leger/Universite de Moncton Athletics