Thursday, January 7, 2010

Game vs. Maine Rescheduled, Wright, Hodgson

As some of you have already pointed out, the Maine Athletics website has announced that the game between UNB and Maine will take place on January 19th.  That is a Tuesday night.  Game time will be 7 P.M. EST.

Bill Hunt writes about the newest recruit, Ben Wright in today's Daily Gleaner.  Wright pretty much says everything you might expect a kid who decided pro hockey wasn't his thing at this point in his life, and seems to have the right attitude.

Also in the article is a brief mention confirming the rumour that Chris Hodgson has left the team.  Thanks for the memories, and good luck, Chris.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

We wish you the best, Chris. Your presence will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Chris. You were a good player but your postal code didn't have the right letters to keep you in the line-up.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh Anonymous #2..you're an idiot, this years team has a record number of Altantic players including Atlantic guys on the top forward lines (Culligan, macintosh), top D pairing (Harty, Gallant) and starting goaltender (Fullerton). Hodgsons defense wasn't in the right postal code, thats why he didnt play.

Anonymous said...

any news where chris is going ?

Anonymous said...

I heard St. Fx., anyone else hear that?

Anonymous said...

Are you serious? Mann.. Chris Hodgson loved UNB Hockey.

Anonymous said...

He was a good player but unfortunately what kept him out of the lineup was the fact that he wasn't quite good enough to play a regular shift on this team....

Anonymous said...

MacDougall never warmed up to Chris. He projected him as a role player (physical presence) and when Chris wasn't consistent with that role, his playing time diminished. Unfortunately, he was part of a program that had excess bodies so he spent much of his time out of the lineup and that no doubt weighed in his decision to leave. I know he was pulled out of the lineup for last year's national final when Tremblay played and that probably stung as well. I listened to the radio broadcast when they had Chris on and he seemed very dejected. It's great to have a lot of extra players available, but when teams only play a 28-game schedule, there's only so much playing time available. No point in sticking around if he wasn't going to get a chance to play much.

Anonymous said...

I also heard Chris will be heading to St FX meaning he could play after the xmas break next year and likely have a consistent top 3 line role there.

I think the reason for Chris not being in the lineup that much this year has more to do with Academics than it does skill. We will never know the answer to that for sure, but I know he struggled to try and get into STU before UNB, and he had to spend time on school work and getting his marks up before he suited up with UNB for the first time. And Gardiner is big on the Academic side as he should be, and he kinda gave a hint of that in the gleaner article the other day

Eric said...

I heard he is also keen on playing football (for X or for Bombers).

Anonymous said...

This past summer, apparently they were hoping his baseball experiment (which wasn't successful) - and his dad's contacts - would perhaps justify a tryout too.

Plenty of rumours, plenty of speculation, fact is - none of us really know. What we know is that for his own reasons, he decided to part ways with UNB.

All the best to him.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

With the re-addition of Wright UNB now has 4 former NHL draft picks on the blue line (Wright/Kidd/Stamler/Shutron)...I wonder if any NCAA schools can even say that??

Anonymous said...

I cant believe "fans" still bring up the local talent for UNB?? Who cares where the players come from just be happy they are on UNB. Im sure the fans down the hill or other teams would love to have the team and talent that UNB posses, yet we complain? Give it a rest, im sure the Pittsburgh fans are not upset that Crosby hoisted the cup and he was from NS. Its a childish statement that has is coming from someone who doesnt know anything about hockey.
Be Happy that players actually come to UNB in the first place because Fredericton isnt exactly a well known city for recruits coming from all over Canada.
Truthfully if you wanted a team of all "506" players or even from across the maritimes for that matter I would be willing to say that you wouldnt make the playoffs and if UNB did they wouldnt make it too far.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Like someone said earlier...this edition of UNB has more local talent than they have had in quite some time...in fact UNB and STU both have the exact same number of NB players on their team (7) according to the the team rosters on their official websites (and UNB had the edge before Hodgson left). Also, STU only has one more player from Atlantic Canada than UNB (12-11) and one less player from west of NB (12-13). I bet UNB has close to the same amount of local talent as any AUS team...its just that it is much better talent.

And besides, what's wrong with a university sports team having some diversity? Since when is that a bad thing?? Isn't a university's student body made up of students from all over the world as well??