(HALIFAX, NS) Samuel Dove-McFalls (Montreal, QC) scored twice to lead the UNB Reds to an 8-1 win over the Saint Mary's Huskies, in Halifax, on Saturday, the final game of the first half of the Atlantic University Sport season for both teams.
UNB opened the scoring just three minutes into the game, when Dove-McFalls sent a long wrist shot past Huskies goalie Xavier Potvin (Austin, QC).
The Reds extended their lead with nine minutes to go in the opening period. A shot from the point by Joe Gatenby (Kelowna, BC) landed on the stick of Brady Gilmour (Grafton, ON), who was set up just behind the SMU defenders. He made a nice deke before sliding the puck into the net.
Saint Mary's responded with a nice give and go between Mitchell Balmas (Sydney, NS) and Jacob Friend (Bowmanville, ON). Coming down the right wing, Balmas dished it to Friend on the other side of the ice, who sent it back for a snapshot that went short side on goalie Samuel Harvey (Alma, QC) as the Huskies got on the board.
The Reds restored their two goal lead with three and a half minutes to go, when Matthew Boucher (Los Angeles, CA) finished a back door pass with an easy tap in to make the score 3-1 Reds after one period.
UNB took control of the game in the second frame, scoring three unanswered and outshooting the Huskies 15-3.
The Huskies made a goaltender change in the third period, with Marc Terriault (Montreal, QC) taking over for the Huskies.
Four minutes in, Alex Goulet (Disraeli, QC) scored for the Reds, to make it 7-1. A short time later, on the power-play, Dove-McFalls got his second goal of the game.
The Huskies had several power-plays in the closing minutes of the game, including nearly a full two minutes of a five on three, but couldn't muster enough puck luck to cut down the Reds' lead as UNB came away with the 8-1 win.
The Subway Player of the Game was UNB's Brady Gilmour.
AUS action resumes in January, with the Huskies hosting the UPEI Panthers on the 2nd, and the Reds returning to Halifax to take on the Dalhousie Tigers on the 3rd.
RECAP BY: Sarah Moore/for SMU Athletics
PHOTOS BY: Mona Ghiz/for SMU Athletics