Wednesday, September 28, 2016

News And Notes: Coaching Staff, Murray, Beauvillier, Murphy, Merrimack

A few items of interest as the V-Reds prepare for their annual trip south of the border:

- Charlie Cameron has been added to the coaching staff as an assistant coach. Cameron, who recently retired after three decades as a police officer, played for UNB from 1984 until 1986 and also served as an assistant coach for St. Thomas more than a decade ago. It is expected that Cameron will help out with the offense, in particular the face-offs.

- According to the Varsity Reds Twitter account, Jordan Murray, Francis Beauvillier, and Matt Murphy are all on their way back from their respective NHL camps. It is unknown whether any will play this weekend.

- UNB will travel to North Andover, Massachusetts on Saturday for a game against the NCAA's Merrimack College Cougars. Game time is scheduled for 8PM AST and it appears there will be video ($$), audio, and live stats available to follow along.

The Cougars finished 7th in Hockey East last year with a 13-19-7 record and are predicted to finish 9th in the 12 team circuit this year according to the preseason coaches' poll.

UNB and Merrimack have played once previously, with the Cougars emerging as 8-4 victors on October 7th, 2005.