Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wudrick Leaves V-Reds

University of New Brunswick Varsity Red forward Geordie Wudrick has announced via Twitter that he is leaving the team to return home to British Columbia.

Wudrick was heavily recruited by UNB during the summer of 2011 after a season in which he put up 43 goals in 71 games for Kelowna of the WHL. However, he opted to play in Europe in the fall, recording 9 points in 14 games. He then decided to leave the team at Christmas and come to UNB for the second half of the 2011-2012 season, getting into 12 games and registering 6 points (2 goals). He only played in 3 playoff games, failing to get a point. Wudrick had 5 points (2 goals) in 12 games this year for the V-Reds.

Despite coming to UNB as a highly regarded recruit who was looked upon as someone who could possibly help UNB's struggling power play he was never quite able to translate his WHL success to the CIS with the Varsity Reds. He eventually became a victim of UNB's depth, first seeing his ice-time decrease and then recently becoming a healthy scratch more often than not. It would not be shocking to see Wudrick turn up at another CIS school in the near future where he can get more ice-time and play a top-6 role as opposed to being a 3rd and 4th line guy like he was here. We certainly wish him all the best going forward.