Saturday, March 14, 2015

UNB In The National Final

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds will be in a familiar position tomorrow night - playing in the National Championship Game. It will be their 10th appearance in school history, including the 7th in the last 12 years. They will be looking for their 6th championship all-time.

Here is a breakdown of their previous 9 appearances:

1997: Lost to Guelph 4-3
1998: Defeated Acadia 6-3
2000: Lost to Alberta 5-4 in OT2
2004: Lost to St. FX 3-2 in OT
2007: Defeated Moncton 3-2 in OT
2008: Lost to Alberta 3-2
2009: Defeated Western Ontario 4-2
2011: Defeated McGill 4-0
2013: Defeated Saint Mary's 2-0

The V-Reds will be facing either Alberta or UQTR tomorrow night. Interestingly, the Golden Bears (7 games) and Patriotes (4 games) are the two most common University Cup opponents in V-Reds history. However, despite going 4-3 all-time against the Golden Bears at the University Cup, UNB has never beaten them in a title game (0-2). Also, they have never faced UQTR in a Championship game as all 4 previous meetings came in pool play with UNB winning 3 of the games.