Sunday, July 4, 2021

Acadia To Host 2022 UCup

It had long been rumoured, but it was finally confirmed last week that Acadia will host the 2022 University Cup at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. The event will run from March 16th-20th.

Acadia, of course, was the host of the 2020 event that was ultimately canceled after one day of competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This is great news for the Reds as it means the AUS will have three berths at the tournament, with two other squads joining the Axemen. UNB has participated in every University Cup since it moved to the eight team format in 2015. Furthermore, Halifax has been kind to UNB in recent years, with the Reds capturing a silver medal at the 2015 tournament, a gold the following year after a 3-1 win over St. FX, and were the heavy favourites before the 2020 tournament was cut short. 

UPEI, who was originally scheduled to hold the 2022 University Cup, is now expected to be named the host of the 2023 tournament.