Bennett Gives Reds OT Win

UNB's Kris Bennett puts a shot on McGill netminder Louis-Philippe Guindon during Friday's exhibition game. Bennett scored in OT, giving the Reds a 5-4 win over the Redmen. (Photo: Shannon Cornelius/for UNB Athletics)
UNB's Kris Bennett puts a shot on McGill netminder Louis-Philippe Guindon during Friday's exhibition game. Bennett scored in OT, giving the Reds a 5-4 win over the Redmen. (Photo: Shannon Cornelius/for UNB Athletics)

(FREDERICTON, NB) Kris Bennett (Brampton, ON) scored at 3:57 of overtime to give the UNB Reds a 5-4 win over the visiting McGill Redmen, in exhibition play, Friday night.

Bennett's goal came moments after Reds netminder Rylan Parenteau (Saskatoon, SK) made a save on what looked like a sure winner for the Redmen.

The defending Atlantic University Sport champs opened the scoring with a pair of first period goals just 31 seconds apart.

Fifth-year forward Cam Brace (Etobicoke, ON) scored at 12:45 and Alexandre Goulet (Disraeli, QC) made it 2-0 UNB at 13:16.

Keanu Yamamoto (Spokane, WA) cut the UNB lead in half at 7:33 of the second period.

The two teams then traded goals throughout the third period.

Patrick Watling (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) scored to give UNB a 3-1 edge, but McGill's Michael Cramarossa (Markham, ON) replied just eight seconds later.

Tyler Boland (St. John's, NL) restored UNB's two-goal lead at 3:47 of the third, before Nikolas Brouillard (St. Hilaire, QC), with his first of two, made it 4-3 at 7:03.

Brouillard's second, at 16:33, tied the game 4-4, and set the stage for the fast-paced 3-on-3 overtime.

Bennett and Watling each had two assists, for three-point nights.

Brouillard had a three-point night too, drawing an assist on Yamamoto's goal.

UNB outshot McGill 30-29.

While Parenteau stopped 25 of the 29 shots he faced, Louis-Philippe Guindon (St. Joseph-du-Lac, QC) made 25 saves in the McGill net.

The Reds and Redmen play a second exhibition game, at UNB's Aitken Centre, on Saturday, at 3:00pm Atlantic.

 

RECAP BY: Andy Campbell/UNB Athletics

PHOTOS BY: Shannon Cornelius/for UNB Athletics