Sellan with Acadia goal, Paputsakis makes 28 saves

WOLFVILLE – Despite the game being within reach for much of the night, the Acadia Axemen were unable to ruin the UNB Reds perfect season as the No. 1 ranked team improved to 22-0-0 with a 4-1 win on Friday night in front of 919 fans at Andrew H McCain Arena. 

Brady Gilmour (Grafton, ON) opened the scoring 13:32 into the first period on the power play to give UNB a 1-0, which held until the third period.  

On another power play, UNB’s Jason Willms (Kitchener, ON) doubled the lead just 38 seconds into the final 20 minutes of action. Cole McKay (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) added an insurance marker under three minutes later to give the Reds a comfortable lead. 

The lone goal for Acadia came on the power play off the stick of Brendan Sellan (Bolton, ON) to cut the lead to two with 4:57 to go in the game. 

Michael Petizian (Mississauga, ON) added the final goal for UNB with 9 seconds remaining on the clock.

Griffen Outhouse (Williams Lake, BC) made 22 saves in his 10th win of the season, while Zachary Paputsakis (Rockland, ON) made 28 saves in his second loss of the year.  

Next weekend the Axemen head to Halifax on Friday night to face the last place Dalhousie Tigers before hosting StFX on Saturday. UNB hosts Moncton on Friday before heading to Charlottetown to face the UPEI Panthers on Saturday night. Puck drop for all games is 7 p.m.