Saturday, May 25, 2013

V-Reds To Face Wildcats

It appears that the Varsity Reds will be heading to Durham, New Hampshire on Saturday, October 5th for an exhibition game against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. UNH head coach Dick Umile recently announced their full schedule for the upcoming season and they will kick off their campaign at the Whittemore Center Arena against the defending CIS champions.

The Wildcats are coming off of a decent season in 2012-2013 season as they went 10-8-3 in Hockey East play and appeared in their 17th NCAA tournament in the last 20 years, eventually falling in the 2nd round.

This would mark the 5th meeting all-time between the schools with the Wildcats holding a 3-1-0 advantage over the V-Reds. New Hampshire won the last meeting 3-0 in 2011 with the Varsity Reds picking up their lone win in 2007 with a 4-3 decision.

If the last few years are any indication we can probably assume the Varsity Reds will be playing at least one other game against NCAA competition this fall.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Rockets Star Commits To V-Reds

UPDATE: The press release from the Varsity Reds announcing the addition of Duffy can be found here. It was also mentioned that defenceman Ben Shutron and captain Chris Culligan will both be returning for their 5th, and final, year of eligibiltiy next season.

According to The Guardian forward Ben Duffy, the PEI Rockets all-time leading scorer, has committed to play for the Varsity Reds next season, barring a pro offer. The native of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia will certainly provide some fire power to UNB's line-up as he has amassed at least 81 points in each of the last three seasons, including a QMJHL-leading 110 points (39 goals, 71 assists) this past year.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Defenceman Jordan Murray Commits To V-Reds

It appears that the Varsity Reds have filled one of their openings on the blue line as defenceman Jordan Murray announced via Twitter that he will be suiting up for the V-Reds this upcoming season.

Murray, a native of Riverview, spent the last three seasons playing in the QMJHL - the first two with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and then this past season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs. He capped his junior career with a career best 13 goals and 43 assists in 64 games.