Tuesday, October 11, 2016

News And Notes: Residence Night, Top 10, Murray, Commercial, Facebook, New Column

Some items of note as the V-Reds prepare to host the UPEI Panthers tomorrow night at 7PM:

- Tomorrow night is also Residence Night. The UNB residence with the highest percentage of people in attendance will earn a $500 donation to their house charity as well as the 2016 Residence Hockey Night title.

- The CIS has released their inaugural top ten rankings for men's hockey. The Varsity Reds garnered four first place votes and 107 points overall to begin the year ranked second behind the St. FX X-Men, who were awarded eight first place votes and 120 points. The rest of the top-five featured traditional powers in the Saskatchewan Huskies, Alberta Golden Bears, and UQTR Patriotes while teams ranked 6th to 10th featured some relatively new blood in the UPEI Panthers, Guelph Gryphons, Ryerson Rams, UOIT Ridgebacks, and Concordia Stingers. The Acadia Axemen and Saint Mary's Huskies were among eight other teams to receive votes.

- Defenceman Jordan Murray has been named the UNB Varsity Reds/Papa John's Pizza Athlete of the Week after scoring four goals and adding an assist in two games last weekend.

- Speaking of Murray, he was one of a handful of V-Reds to take part in an AUS commercial shoot today at a local Subway restaurant. The commercial will be airing on CTV in the near future. You can check out some "behind the scenes" pictures here.

- UNB Hockey now has their own dedicated Facebook page. To commemorate the occasion they are giving away a game-worn Mike Thomas jersey.

- Ryerson Rams commentator and CIS hockey writer Victor Findlay, who is quickly becoming the definitive source on all things CIS hockey, has started a new weekly series dubbed Tuesday Morning Skate. He will recap the week that was across all three conferences, which will include thoughts, standout performances, and key upcoming games.