Saturday, June 13, 2009

UNB Secures Talent

Bill Hunt's pieces in the Daily Gleaner yesterday probably had most UNB fans looking up 60 or so junior hockey teams to make a list of names of the sure-bet recruits that we can all count on seeing in the fall when the new season starts. :)

Lost in the teaser was the real news. That Ken Seaman has been hired as the V-Red's full time strength and conditioning coach. He won't get credit on the score sheet but he should get credit for the biggest assist in the gold medal game this year. Playing their 3rd game in 4 days, and having barely 12 hours to recover after the game against Lakehead because of the early afternoon time of the championship game, a very tired UNB team had to skate with a much fresher Western team to win the CIS championship. All those hours of cardio and strength training paid off...when the score was tied 2-2 it was UNB that really took it to Western in the 3rd period, out-skating, out-shooting and out-scoring their opponents as we've seen them do vs. AUS opponents so many times at home.

A big part of that is because of the rigourous program Seaman has the team buying into. Locking-up Ken Seaman will pay dividends not just in the 3rd period, but also helps UNB continue to sell their program to potential recruits as one of the elite programs in the country. This is good news for V-Reds fans.


Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more. He's been a big part of the team's success!

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