Tuesday, March 1, 2016

UNB In The AUS Final

Last night's 4-0 victory over the UPEI Panthers in game 3 of their semi-final series has propelled the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds to their 16th AUS Finals appearance since 1973. It is their 10th appearance since current head coach Gardiner MacDougall took the helm in 2010-2011. Here is how they have fared historically:

1984: Defeated Moncton 2 games to 0
1993: Lost to Acadia 2 games to 0
1994: Lost to Acadia 2 games to 0
1997: Defeated Acadia 2 games to 0
1998: Defeated Acadia 2 games to 1
2000: Defeated Acadia 3 games to 1
2003: Defeated St. FX 3 games to 1
2006: Lost to Acadia 3 games to 0
2007: Lost to Moncton 2 games to 0
2008: Defeated Saint Mary's 2 games to 0
2009: Lost to Saint Mary's 2 games to 1
2011: Defeated St. FX 3 games to 2
2012: Defeated Moncton 3 games to 0
2013: Defeated Saint Mary's 2 games to 1
2015: Defeated Acadia 2 games to 0

Overall: 25-17, 10 series wins and 5 series losses
Under MacDougall: 16-11, 6 series wins and 3 series losses

- UNB's 10 AUS titles since 1984 are the most in the conference, ahead of the 6 won by both Moncton and Acadia.

- Although they rank 2nd all-time with 14 AUS titles, UNB is still well behind the 24 championships won by St. FX.

- This is UNB's 9th appearance in the final in the last 11 seasons.

- It will also mark the 7th straight appearance where the V-Reds will have home-ice advantage. They have taken game 1 at home in each of the last 6 instances, ultimately winning 5 of those series.