Saturday, December 28, 2013

Duffy, Halley Return To UNB

Bill Hunt of the Daily Gleaner has reported that forwards Ben Duffy and Philippe Halley, both recruited over the summer before pursuing professional options, have decided to re-join the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds hockey program.

Duffy, a 5'10'', 165 pound native of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, put up 81, 82, and 110 point seasons in his last three years of junior hockey for the PEI Rocket. Meanwhile, Halley, a 5'9'' and 158 pound native of Quebec, posted 78 and 79 point campaigns in his last two years for Victoriaville of the QMJHL. These additions should strengthen what is already a formidable forward group.

Both players are expected to be in the line-up tomorrow afternoon for the exhibition game against STU (game time of 4PM). The one wrinkle in all of this, however, is the fact that due to this year's new roster cap only one will  be allowed to play the remainder of the year since the Varsity Reds have already used 21 out of their 22 allowed roster spots. This will create an interesting competition between the two tomorrow with both trying to impress enough to be added to the roster for the 2nd half of the season.

Welcome (back) to UNB, Ben and Philippe!