Wednesday, May 26, 2010

UNB Announces Ticket Info For 2011 CIS Nationals

Big thanks to David Kilfoil for passing along highlights from this afternoon's press conference:

Cavendish Farms is back as the title sponsor. The Home Depot will be a presenting partner. They've been doing a lot with UNB hockey locally and are stepping up for the University Cup.

Seven members of the successful steering committee for the 2003 and 2004 University Cups in Fredericton are back. The co-chairs are Roger Shannon and Lloyd Henderson.

Tickets: Current season ticket holders get first crack starting June 1. Package #1 is an all-events (varsity sports) season pass (excludes playoffs), plus the University Cup and will be $250. Season ticket holders also can buy one (1) extra University Cup pass for $125.

New season tickets go on sale June 16. If you don't want Nationals, then it is only $150 (package #2).

Package #3, for the seven games at the University Cup, go on sale to the general public on July 15 and will be $140 across the board (no discount for seniors or students).

UNB makes no bones that they want to use Nationals to increase their season ticket base. It is highly doubtful that there will be any tickets left for single games, as the only ones in 2003 and 2004 were the visiting team allotments that were given back to the box office.

UNB student prices for the all-inclusive Packge #1, (all UNB events, and Nationals) is $160.

The all-event pass without Nationals, will be $35 for students. Playoffs are extra. Doesn't include Pete Kelly Cup either.

There is another change for this season. The Mark Jeffrey game will now be $5 for EVERYONE, students and Joe Public, and NO passes will be honoured. All revenue of course will go to the scholarship fund just as always, except everyone pays to get into the game, and everyone pays the same amount - $5.

Additional information about the event chairpersons, sponsors and the logo can be found at the official V-Reds site

Update:  Bill Hunt provides coverage on press conference in Thursday's Daily Gleaner

Friday, May 21, 2010

V-Reds To Hold Press Conference This Wednesday

According to UNBHockey on Twitter there will be a 12pm press conference at the Aitken Centre on Wednesday, May 26 with news about CIS Nationals.  This one is open to the public, so make sure you check it out.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

V-Reds To Host Providence College In January

The NCAA's Providence College Friars are coming to UNB.  Last year it was announced that the two programs had entered into a 3-year partnership that would include a trip to Frederiction this year, and now the Friars official website is confirming that they will be visiting the AUC for a pair of games this January 1st and 2nd. 

Last season, the V-Reds won the first exhibition game of the series by a score of 6-3 in Providence.

"The Ultimate V-Red"

Bill Hunt has a great article in today's Daily Gleaner on former starting goalie Gene Chiarello.  You'd be hard pressed to find a player who's made more of a lasting impact on the V-Reds community.  How many of you remember "the goal"?