Thursday, March 16, 2017

University Cup Kicks Off Today

UPDATE - Tonight's UNB/Queen's game scheduled for 7PM has been moved to 8PM AST.

(Photo Credit - UNB Varsity Reds Twitter)
The 2017 University Cup finally gets underway today as the Acadia Axemen and Alberta Golden Bears are set to tangle at 1PM. The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds open their tournament tonight at 7PM against the Queen's Gaels in front of what should be a sold-out crowd.

- Speaking of the Gaels, it has been an eventful week for them to say the least. After being stranded in Quebec last night due to road closures they are finally on their way to Fredericton as they left Quebec City at 5AM this morning. Although they missed last night's awards gala, they had some fun with it and created their own 'Gaels Road-Trip Awards'.

- The McGill Redmen were also stuck in Quebec for the night. They made it as far as Riviere-du-Loup and will make the rest of the journey today. Unlike Queen's, at least the Redmed don't play until tomorrow evening.

- U Sports hockey insider Victor Findlay has posted his University Cup preview, looking at the AUS, OUA, and Canada West teams. Findlay will be posting daily recaps from Fredericton so if you aren't already following him, now is the time.

- Also give a follow to the official University Cup Twitter for the latest news.

- Bob McKenzie gets it