Tuesday, August 16, 2011

2011-12 Exhibition Schedule

The UNB Varsity Reds have unveiled their non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2011-12 hockey season, and it features top notch competition from both the CIS and NCAA.

The defending 2011 CIS National Champions will play their 1st game on the road in Nova Scotia versus Dalhousie on Monday, September 19th to kick off the season. Final location of this neutral site game will be announced later this week. They will then take on CIS Western “Nationals” participant – the University of Calgary Dinosaurs on Sept 23rd and 24th in their annual Fall Classic Challenge. This is the second part of an exchange trip as the Varsity Reds had travelled to Calgary last September to play U of C and Alberta. 

The next week-end, UNB will play 3 key games in 4 nights as they will host UQTR from Quebec in Woodstock, NB on Thursday, September 29th before heading on the road to play two top rated NCAA Hockey East programs. This includes a 4:00 pm match-up versus University of New Hampshire on Saturday, October 1st followed by a 7:00 pm Sunday evening contest against the University of Maine. UNB and Maine have had a great cross border rivalry for the past several seasons.

UNB will then make a second trip to the USA on Friday, Oct 7th when they will play their first ever game versus Holy Cross in Worchester, Mass before ending their fall non conference schedule with a game against University of Mass-Lowell on Saturday, October 8th. UNB is scheduled to have their AUS home opener on Friday October 14th against St Francis Xavier.

UNB will host their 7th annual Pete Kelly Classic Challenge as they will host University of Ottawa on December 30th and a special Family New Year’s Eve special at 1:00 pm on Dec 31th at the Aitken Centre. It is also announced that 2 NCAA schools will visit UNB in 2012. This will include the fall of 2012 and as part of the 2012 Pete Kelly Classic. For further info contact the UNB Hockey office at 447-3066. 
Non-Conference Schedule:
Sept. 19 @ Dalhousie (location TBD)
Sept. 23 vs. Calgary
Sept. 24 vs. Calgary
Sept. 29 vs. UQTR (in Woodstock)
Oct. 1 @ New Hampshire
Oct. 2 @ Maine 
Oct. 7 @ Holy Cross
Oct. 8 @ UMass - Lowell
Dec. 30 vs. Ottawa
Dec. 31 vs. Ottawa


Eric said...

Holy Cross is in Worcester, MA.

Anonymous said...

is the Sept. 24 game against Calgary at the Aitken Centre because my friend told me it was at the Tri-County complex in Fredericton Junction.

Eric said...

Game #2 is at Tri-County.

Anonymous said...

You guys have an exceptional player coming into your system that you should be very excited about. Im sure youll find out soon who this person is, played in the AHL two season ago.