Tuesday, October 18, 2016

News And Notes: Top 10, Anderson, Tuesday Morning Skate

Some mid-week news to pass along:

- After a 2-0-0 week the Varsity Reds earned 14 out of a possible 15 first place votes in the latest CIS men's hockey top 10 rankings to move into the top spot for the first time this season. This is the 93rd time in school history UNB has held the #1 ranking, second all-time to Alberta's 207.

The St. FX X-Men, who will host UNB on Saturday night in a University Cup final rematch, received the other first place vote and fell to 2nd while Saskatchewan, Alberta, and UOIT round out the top five. Ryerson, UQTR, Mount Royal, UPEI, and Guelph hold down the 6th-10th spots.

- Stephen Anderson has been named both the UNB Varsity Reds/Papa John's Pizza male Athlete of the Week as well as the Subway Atlantic University Sport male Athlete of the Week.

Anderson scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in UNB's 3-1 victory over UPEI on Wednesday night before adding two goals and an assist in Friday's 9-2 win over Moncton. The 2nd year forward is off to a strong start his season, ranking 3rd in the conference with 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists) in his first four games.

- Victor Findlay has posted his latest Tuesday Morning Skate in which he recaps the week that was in CIS men's hockey across the country. His thoughts and observations include naming Stephen Anderson one of his AUS stars of the week and calling the upcoming UNB/St. FX clash a "can't miss game", among other things.