Sunday, March 8, 2015

UNB At The University Cup

When the Varsity Reds hit the ice against the the OUA's Windsor Lancers on Thursday night they will be making their 12th appearance at the University Cup since 1996-1997, including 9 under current head coach Gardiner MacDougall. Here is how they fared in their previous 11 tournaments.

1996-1997: 1-1 (Defeated Alberta in semi-finals, Lost to Guelph in finals)
1997-1998: 3-0 (Defeated Windsor and Alberta in round robin, Defeated Acadia in finals)
1999-2000: 2-1 (Defeated Western and Saskatchewan in round robin, Lost to Alberta in finals)
2002-2003: 1-2 (Defeated Lakehead and Lost to UQTR in round robin, Lost to Alberta in bronze medal game)
2003-2004: 2-1 (Defeated Ottawa and Alberta in round robin, Lost to St. FX in finals)
2006-2007: 3-0 (Defeated Saskatchewan and UQTR in round robin, Defeated Moncton in finals)
2007-2008: 2-1 (Defeated Brock and Saskatchewan in round robin, Lost to Alberta in finals)
2008-2009: 3-0 (Defeated Alberta and Lakehead in round robin, Defeated Western in finals)
2010-2011: 3-0 (Defeated Calgary and Western in round robin, Defeated McGill in finals)
2011-2012: 1-1 (Defeated UQTR and Lost to Western in round robin)
2012-2013: 3-0 (Defeated Saskatchewan and UQTR in round robin, Defeated Saint Mary's in finals)

Overall: 24-7, 18-5 under MacDougall

A few interesting notes:

- UNB has won their opening game at all 11 previous tournaments.

- MacDougall has only lost one game by more than 1 goal at Nationals (8-2 loss to Alberta in 2003 Bronze Medal Game).

- MacDougall is 10-2 against OUA teams all-time at the University Cup (4-3 loss to UQTR in 2003 round robin, 3-2 loss to Western in 2012 round robin).

- UNB is 42-2-1 against OUA teams under MacDougall. They are 32-0-1 in exhibition games to go along with the aforementioned 10-2 record in University Cup games.

- UNB's only previous University Cup game against Windsor was a 3-2 overtime victory in their opening game of the 1998 tournament. Ryan Burgoyne scored the game winner as UNB would eventually go on to win their first National Championship in school history. 

With information from the RedSea Database