Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tremblay up for CIS BLG Award

Today's Daily Gleaner reports that Hunter Tremblay is the AUS male nominee for top athlete at the CIS BLG Awards.  This is the same award former V-Reds forward Rob Hennigar won in 2008.

Also, thanks to SquirrelH8TR for passing along that John Scott Dickson is joining Dustin Friesen in Idaho as the Steelheads prepare for a long playoff run.  Good luck to both of them.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

UNB Athletics Award Winners Announced

The UNB Varsity Reds athletics award winners were announced yesterday.  From the V-Reds hockey team, we have several winners.

Rookies of the Year:  Chris Culligan and Ben Shutron

Ring of Distinction:  Hunter Tremblay

Red and Black Award:  Kyle Bailey

Making All-Canadians were:
2nd team:  John Scott Dickson, Luke Gallant
1st team:  Hunter Tremblay

Coach of the year: Gardiner MacDougall

Labatt MVP:  Hunter Tremblay

UNB/Pepsi Overall Rookie of the year:  Ben Shutron

Male Athlete of the Year:  Hunter Tremblay

A complete list of award winners for all athletics programs is available here courtesy of the Daily Gleaner.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Campbell Leads Team to Gold

Not V-Reds hockey news exactly, but some of you might be interested to know that Dion Campbell's sister Jessica was captain of the Team Canada squad that won gold at the women's IIHF under-18 tournament on Saturday. Campbell was awarded tournament MVP for her efforts, and finished with 15 points in 5 games.  Congratulations, Jessica!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Two Referee System?

Bill Hunt brings the goods in his interesting Friday column "Did you hear?" in today's Daily Gleaner. Some of the UNB hockey related items include the talk of a two-man referee system at the University Cup tournament, and possibly even full-time in the AUS.  Officiating is something fans of all AUS teams share concerns about each season, so maybe it's worth trying?  Let us know what you think.

Also, be sure to check out the comments about Hunter Tremblay.  And still we have a lot of people giving CIS hockey players a hard time for not being committed to school.  We'll argue that CIS hockey players have a lower drop-out rate than the student body at any CIS school.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Planning For Nationals Well Under Way

Bill Hunt reports a few interesting tidbits of information in today's Daily Gleaner.  First, it looks as though some important information about ticket prices for the event will be revealed by the first week of May.  Second, UNB staff acknowledges that there is some debate over the tournament format for 2010-2011, but it appears they expect the status quo to remain for at least the first year. 

UNB Athletics Director Kevin Dickie made an interesting comment about leaving "some physical legacy type things" at the Aitken Centre.  For those of you who weren't around back in 2003-04, the current scoreboard over centre ice was one of the physical legacies left behind from the first time UNB hosted Nationals.  Prior to that the older style, small, flat boards at the ends of the rink were used.  UNB also did a lot of work to enhance the look inside the Aitken Centre, particularly the promenade area.  This time around, most people will probably be happy if the only physical legacy thing is another banner hanging from the rafters.