Wednesday, November 16, 2016

News And Notes: Top 10, TMS, World Juniors, Teddy Bear Toss

Some mid-week news items as the V-Reds take the ice to face UPEI shortly:

- The Varsity Reds were the unanimous choice for the top spot in this week's USports men's hockey Top Ten rankings. This marks the 200th consecutive week UNB has been ranked, the 3rd longest streak of all-time behind only Alberta (276) and Saskatchewan (222). Behind the V-Reds were the St. FX X-Men, Saskatchewan Huskies, UOIT Ridgebacks, and Alberta Golden Bears. Mount Royal, Ryerson, McGill, Concordia, and Queen's - ranked for the first time in three seasons - round out the top ten. Acadia and UPEI were the only other AUS teams to receive votes.

- Victor Findlay discusses the V-Reds recent winning ways in his latest Tuesday Morning Skate.

- Also according to Findlay, a team of USports Hockey selects will face Team Canada World Junior hopefuls for a pair games on December 12th and December 13th in Quebec. It is believed that the roster will be finalized in the coming weeks, although it has been announced that St. FX head coach Brad Peddle will be the AUS representative on the coaching staff.

- A reminder that this Saturday's game against Moncton will be the 1st Annual Teddy Bear Toss night. All stuffed animals are welcome and if you don't have one to bring you can purchase one at the game. All stuffed animals go to the Salvation Army.

For those of you who don't know what a Teddy Bear Toss night is, here is an example from the WHL's Calgary Hitmen: