Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The X-Men Cometh...

UNB's opponent for the AUS Finals, and the final team at the University Cup, were determined this evening with STFX's 3-2 double OT win vs the SMU Huskies in Halifax.  This marks the second time in two years that the X-Men have bested the defending national champions in a best-of-five series.  Full marks to STFX for erasing a 2 goal deficit to battle back for the overtime win in game 5.  They will present a formidable challenge to UNB.

For the Varsity Reds, it means a chance to avenge the loss from a year ago and carry some momentum into Nationals.  We'll wait for the official word on the schedule for the AUS Finals, hopefully sometime tomorrow.


10 comments:

Big Bad Jon said...

Oh Boy Can't Wait :D

Anonymous said...

As a UNB fan I wouldn't want it any other way. Getting the chance to avenge what happened last year in the AUS finals and possibly even the Nationals is awesome. Go V-Reds!

Anonymous said...

Get the bus ready!!!

Varsity Maniac said...

Can't believe they knocked off SMU in their own barn.

Anonymous said...

does this mean the xmen are auromatically in the university cup?

Anonymous said...

To the above poster... yup!

Anonymous said...

oh boy.wouldnt that be a great final again.with better results this time around though.

Eric said...

I see we got all of the #1 votes this week in the latest CIS Top 10 (albeit there were only 17 voters this week - maybe the McGill supported didn't vote?).

Anonymous said...

Wish they had posted the schedule. We still don't know if this is a best of 3 or best of 5.

Anonymous said...

AUS site says best of 5 and shows the dates for the first 4 games.

...Red Devil