(HALIFAX, NS) The Saint Mary's University Huskies beat the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds 4-3, in overtime on Friday.
The win gives the Huskies a 10-10-1 record and 21 points, good for fourth place in the Atlantic University Sport standings. The loss drops the Varsity Reds to 16-2-3 on the season. Their 35 points has them in first place in the AUS, and they are the only team to have clinched a playoff spot.
Cole Cheveldave(Calgary, AB) was stellar in goal for the Huskies. He made 36 saves to pick up the win and improve his record to 3-7.
The Huskies got goals from Hunter Garlent(Thorold ON), Ben Duffy(Lower Sackville), Anthony Repaci(Toronto ON) and Aaron Berisha(Mississauga ON).
Chris Caissy(Campbellton NB) potted a pair, and Matt Boudens(Pembrooke ON) scored in the third period to send it to overtime for the Varsity Reds.
Alex Dubeau(Mascouche QC) made 18 saves in the loss and saw his record fall to 6-3.
Garlent opened the scoring 6:18 into the first before Duffy made it 2-0 at the 12:50 mark.
Caissy responded, with his first, at the 17:44 mark to make it a 2-1 game.
Repaci's goal made it 3-1 for the Huskies just 2:48 into the second, but Caissy's second of the game, with 1:31 to play in the period, brought UNB back to within one.
Boudens had the only goal of the third period, tying the game at 3-3 at the 13:15 mark.
Berisha scored the winner 3:48 into the extra frame.
With the Huskies on the power play they controlled the puck in the Varsity Reds zone, just seconds after the power play ended Garlent fed Repaci in front, Repaci deflected it on goal and the rebound popped right to Berisha who buried it.
The Varsity Reds outshot the Huskies 39-22.
Both teams are back on the ice Saturday.
The Varsity Reds are at Acadia, for a 7:00PM face-off, while the Huskies host UPEI.
RECAP BY: Cam Honey-Webb/For SMU Athletics
PHOTOS BY: SMU Athletics