Tuesday, November 22, 2016

News And Notes: Top 10, Braes, TMS, Beauvillier

A couple of early-week anecdotes:

- The Varsity Reds are once again the unanimous top team in the country according to the latest U Sports men's hockey top ten released earlier today. UNB received all 15 first place votes to maintain the top ranking for a 6th consecutive week. They were followed by Saskatchewan, Alberta, St. FX, and McGill, who jumped up a week-high three spots. Ryerson, UOIT, Queen's, UQTR, and Mount Royal, who dropped four spots from last week, make up the rest of the top ten. Acadia and UPEI were the other two AUS teams to receive votes.

- Forward Cam Braes has been named the UNB Varsity Reds/Papa John's Pizza male Athlete of the Week. After missing three game due to injury Braes made a triumphant return to the line-up this past week, picking up an assist in a 6-2 win over UPEI on Wednesday and then contributing a career-high five points - including a hat-trick - in Saturday's 9-1 demolition of Moncton. On the season the 5th year native of Shawnigan Lake, BC ranks 5th in the conference with 22 points (9 goals, 13 assists) in only 11 games.

- Speaking of Braes, Victor Findlay names him one of his stars of the week in his latest edition of Tuesday Morning Skate.

- V-Reds forward Francis Beauvillier talks about his younger brother Anthony in an article by Cory Wright on NHL.com. The younger Beauvillier, who was selected 28th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2015 draft, made his NHL debut earlier this season.