Sunday, March 8, 2015

UNB To Open UCup Against Lancers

The CIS has announced the draw and schedule for the University Cup, and just as we predicted the #2 seeded University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds will open the tournament against the OUA bronze medal-winning #7 seeded Windsor Lancers on Thursday night at 7PM. The winner of that game will face either #6 seeded Calgary or #3 seeded Guelph in the semi-finals on Saturday afternoon.

Here is the entire bracket:

(Photo courtesy: @UCupHFX)
The four quarter-final games and Bronze Medal Game will be web-cast on while the two semi-final games as well as the Gold Medal Game will be aired live on Sportsnet 360.

The Lancers and V-Reds should be fairly familiar with one another as the two teams played a pair of games over the Christmas break at the AUC. UNB took both meetings, winning by scores of 6-5 and 7-1. However, it should be noted that the Lancers played those games missing a couple of their key players, so expect Thursday night's game to be more evenly matched.

Windsor also visited the AUC in the fall of 2013 and the V-Reds emerged as 5-0 and 5-4 victors in those two games.

We will have more stats and info in the coming days.