Tuesday, July 3, 2012

V-Reds To Face Maine On October 7th?

UNB has yet to officially release their non-conference schedule for the upcoming season but it appears that the Varsity Reds will travel to Orono to play the University of Maine Black Bears on Sunday, October 7th.

According to the Bangor Daily News the Black Bears will host Quinnipiac to open the season on October 6th before playing an exhibition game against the V-Reds the following night. This would mark the 7th time in 7 years, and 22nd time since 1977, the two teams have met. Maine currently holds a 16-5 edge all-time. Under current head coach Gardiner MacDougall UNB has managed a 2-4-1 record against their cross-border rivals. This includes a 2-1 victory on December 1st, 2007 in Orono and a 7-6 shootout victory at the AUC on October 11th, 2008. Maine beat UNB 7-3 in last years contest at the Alfond Arena.