Friday, June 28, 2013

Colorado Trips Highlights V-Reds Exhibition Schedule

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds released their 2013-2014 non-conference schedule today and it includes a highly anticipated 3 game road trip through Colorado to play the NCAA's Colorado College Tigers on October 5th, Denver Pioneers on October 6th, and Air Force Falcons on October 7th.

For the second consecutive year the V-Reds will kick off their exhibition schedule on the road against the Universite de Moncton. The September 16th tilt is slated to take place in Cocagne, New Brunswick.

UNB will play their first home games of the season on September 20th and 21st when they welcome the Windsor Lancers of the OUA to the AUC for the Fall Classic Challenge. This will be only the 2nd and 3rd meetings all-time between the schools after a 3-2 overtime win for UNB at the 1998 University Cup. 

The Varsity Reds will be home for a game against the Carleton Ravens of the OUA East on September 27th as part of UNB Homecoming. The two teams met at the AUC last year with the V-Reds emerging with a 3-1 victory. 

Prior to traveling to Colorado the Varsity Reds are hoping to finalize a game against the AHL's Portland Pirates. They are also working to confirm an opponent for the annual Pete Kelly Christmas Challenge. 

The last scheduled non-conference game will take place on Tuesday, January 21st when the V-Reds travel to Orono, Maine for their annual game against the University of Maine Black Bears at Alfond Arena. This will be sandwiched between home games against Acadia and Dalhousie the previous weekend and a home game against St. Thomas and road game against UPEI the following weekend. 

Here is the complete schedule:

MON. SEPT 16: UNB @ Moncton – Cocagne, NB 7:00 PM

2013 FALL CLASSIC CHALLENGE 
FRI. SEPT 20: UNB VS Windsor - AUC 7:00 PM  
SAT. SEPT 21: UNB VS Windsor - AUC 7:00 PM

UNB ALUMNI HOMECOMING  
FRI. SEPT 27: UNB VS Carleton - AUC 7:00 PM
 
UNB US TRIP # 1  
TBD: UNB @ Portland Pirates 
SAT. OCT 6: UNB @ Colorado College 7:00 PM  
SUN. OCT 7: UNB @ Denver 7:00 PM  
MON. OCT 8: UNB @ Air Force 6:00 PM
 
2013 PETE KELLY CHALLENGE  
TBD: UNB VS. TBA

UNB US TRIP # 2 
TUES. JAN 21: UNB @ University of Maine 7:00 PM