Friday, March 6, 2009

AUS Final Set, Fan Bus to SMU March 15

With SMU's win over Moncton last night and UNB sweeping Acadia, the rematch of last year's AUS final is official as the #1 and #2 teams in the AUS get ready to do battle once more. The series will begin in Fredericton next Friday, March 13, before shifting to Halifax on Sunday, March 15. If necessary, game 3 will be played in Fredericton on Wednesday, March 18.

Both teams qualify for CIS Nationals in Thunder Bay later this month, but bragging rights are on the line as well as the chance to go in as the top seed in their pool at Nationals.

And yes, there will be a Fan Bus going to the game on Sunday, March 15. The bus will leave from the Aitken Centre at 12:00PM. The trip is approximately 4.5 hrs to Halifax, which should leave time for folks to grab a bite to eat in Halifax before the game. Arrival time in Fredericton is probably 2:00-2:30 AM. No word on exact pricing yet as details are still being ironed out with the Bus line and Halifax Forum Box office, but expect it to be similar, give or take, to the quoted price for the attempted Acadia trip.

There's only 50 seats for this one and it is expected to fill up fast so look for the sign-up table at the Aitken Centre during Game 1 next Friday.

We'll pass along more details as they become available. Let's hope we can recreate last year's turn of events and bring back the AUS Championship!

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3 comments:

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Did you guys get enough people for the Acadia trip, or no?

Anonymous said...

The bus did not go, but 20 or so die-hard fans made the 5 hour trek anyway.

A combination of very little notice, bad weather that week, and the March break made things difficult for people to commit.

It'll be full on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Let's send 2 buses, guys. It's Sunday, and you'll be home for work/school on Monday. Show the boys we support them.

Go V-Reds.