(HALIFAX, NS) The UNB Varsity Reds took advantage of a penalty-filled contest to defeat the Dalhousie Tigers 4-1, on Saturday night, at the Halifax Forum.
The visitors scored two of their four goals with the man advantage, on route to their tenth victory of the season.
The game got off to a sluggish start, as the teams took a combined 12 minutes in penalties in the first period. But it was the Varsity Reds who took control, scoring twice in the final five minutes of the opening period.
Mark Simpson(Fredericton, NB) got the scoring started at 14:58, breaking in short-handed and beating Dalhousie goalie Corbin Boes(Saskatoon, SK) high glove side on a partial breakaway.
The Varsity Reds would add to their lead in the final minute, on the power-play, as forward Chris Clapperton(Cap Espoir, QC) was able to tap a rebound past Boes.
The Varsity Reds netted the only goal of the second period.
On the power-play, defenceman Jordan Murray(Riverview, NB) was able to blast a slap-shot past Boes at 5:03, making the scored 3-0.
The Tigers managed just two shots on net in the second period, with their best chance coming in the final four minutes, after Murray took a double-minor for high sticking. UNB's defence stood firm however, allowing very little to get to goaltender Alex Dubeau(Mascouche, QC).
UNB had an excellent chance to increase their lead in the opening five minutes of the third, as they had a five-on-three advantage. Dalhousie's penalty kill stood their ground to keep the game within reach.
The Tigers would crack Dubeau's shutout bid at 15:57, as Jackson Playfair(Fort St. James, BC) scored on a shot from the right slot.
It was too little too late for the hosts, as the Varsity Reds would put the game away with an empty net goal.
With the win, the Varsity Reds improve to 10-0-2, while the Tigers fall to 5-5-3.
UNB's next action will be Wednesday, when they visit UPEI.
Dalhousie is home to Acadia, on Friday.
RECAP BY: Dalhousie Athletics
PHOTOS BY: Trevor MacMillian