Thursday, March 5, 2020

UNB In Deciding Games

The 2020 AUS champion will be crowned tomorrow night at the Aitken Centre as the University of New Brunswick Reds and Acadia Axemen play a third and deciding game to determine conference supremacy. 

This will be the 18th winner-take-all game UNB has participated in since 1984. Here is the full list:

1984 (semi-finals) - defeated Acadia 8-2 at home
1990 (quarter-finals) - lost to UPEI 6-2 at home
1994 (semi-finals) - defeated Moncton 8-4 at home
1995 (quarter-finals) - lost to St. Thomas 9-3 at home
1996 (quarter-finals) - lost to UPEI 1-0 at home
1998 (quarter-finals) - defeated UPEI 5-4 at home
1998 (finals) - defeated Acadia 3-2 at home
1999 (quarter-finals) - lost to Moncton 5-4 OT2 at home
2000 (semi-finals) - defeated St. Thomas 7-0 on the road
2001 (quarter-finals) - defeated Acadia 3-1 at home
2001 (semi-finals) - lost to St. FX 5-4 OT2 on the road
2003 (semi-finals) - defeated St. Thomas 4-1 on the road
2006 (quarter-finals) - defeated St. FX 9-3 at home
2009 (finals) - lost to Saint Mary's 5-1 at home
2011 (finals) - defeated St. FX 5-4 OT at home
2013 (finals) - defeated Saint Mary's 2-0 at home
2015 (semi-finals) - defeated St. FX 6-3 at home

- UNB is 11-6 all-time in deciding games.

- 14 of the previous 17 games have been played on home ice. They are 9-5 in those games.

- This will be the 5th time they have played a winner-take-all game for the AUS Championship. They have won three of the previous four games with all of them occurring at the AUC.

- They have won all three previous games against Acadia - in 1984 (semi-finals), 1998 (finals), and 2001 (quarter-finals).