Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2 BIG Wins

It was a huge weekend for the boys with two wins at home against Acadia on friday and Dalhousie on saturday. After a tough weekend the week before, we needed a big weekend to regain our spot as "Canada's Number One Team" a quote made famous by Benny Shutron himself.

Friday night the Aitken Centre welcomed the Acadia Axemen, the number one team in the AUS at the time. In a large 7-1 win for the V-Reds, led by a few huge performances by Chris Culligan (4 assists), Kyle Bailey (2 goals) and Mr. Nasty himself Thomas Nesbitt (1 goal 2 assists), the boys were able to reclaim first spot in the AUS. It was great to see Fully (Travis Fullerton) back in the pipes after missing the last few games due to injury, he looked phenomenal as always.

2750 fans battled some nasty weather conditions to be apart of the Pink in the Rink event to support and raise money for breast cancer, as part of the "Think Pink" weekend at UNB. After a big win it was nice to see Harty get that flow buzzed off at centre ice. Props to him for letting those ladies shave off a years worth of growth for a great cause.

Chris Culligan looking Pretty in Pink with 4 assists.

Saturday saw the Dalhousie Tigers roll into Freddy as one of the hottest teams since Christmas. As apposed to Friday, it took the boys a few extra minutes to get the 3-2 win. At 3:09 in the extra frame, Tyler Carroll buried his second goal of the game in a crazy rebound shot from below the goal line off the tigers goalie and in. The line of Culligan, Carroll and Wiebe led the way with all 3 goals with Wiebes opening the scoring for the V-Reds at 4:50 of the first period.

It was an electric building on saturday night with over 1000 kids watching the game as it was the "Northside Elementary School Night". It was great to have all the kids there with their posters and high pitched screaming! For a select group of kids it was an extra special night for them as they were able to come spend some time with the guys in our locker room and get some autographs and pictures as well.

Beauty of the Week: Trading in his famous black for pink was Jon Harty and his work with the Think Pink weekend in support of breast cancer, making him my beauty of the week.

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