UNB V-Reds Shine Again
The University of New Brunswick’s men’s hockey team win their second straight national title before a sold-out crowd at the Fredericton Aitken Centre. The Varsity Reds topped the Saskatchewan Huskies 5-3 on Sunday. Cam Braes scored four goals to lead his team to victory. Mark Simpson also scored for New Brunswick and Philippe Maillet had four assists.
UNB Hockey – 6X National Champions…now 7.
The hosting Varsity Reds, who held the No. 5 seed entering the national championship, advanced to the final with a 3-0 win over the Acadia Axemen on Saturday before a hometown crowd in Fredericton. UNB will host the championships in 2018, as well. The University Cup national tournament has been held in Fredericton on four occasions in the past, each time with overwhelming success. Capacity crowds of over 3,500 fans filled UNB’s Aitken University Centre during a two-year run in 2003 and 2004, and again in 2011 and 2012.