Wednesday, September 26, 2012

2012-13 Rivalry Cup Format Announced

The format for the 2012-13 Brunswick News Rivalry Cup was announced this afternoon by the Saint John Sea Dogs and Moncton Wildcats.

The Sea Dogs and Wildcats will take part in the on- and off-ice competition for a fifth straight season. Since the 2008-09 campaign, the two teams have each won the trophy twice. Saint John has won the challenge the past two years.

The full scoring details are as follows:

(1) On-ice record: one (1) point for an overtime or shootout loss, two (2) points for an overtime or shootout win, and three (3) points for a regulation win.
(2) Attendance: based on game-by-game attendance numbers, one (1) point for 4,000 or more fans, two (2) points for 5,000 or more fans, and three (3) points for 6,000 or more fans. 
(3) Movember: Teams will be posting pictures of each player’s moustache progress throughout the month. The team that generates the most total likes will win five (5) points.

“The Sea Dogs are proud to have taken home the Rivalry Cup the last two years, but in this it’s the fans and Movember who are the real winners,” Sea Dogs president Wayne Long said in a release. “Movember is such a great cause and lots of people of fun with it. We thought it would be a great way to get the players and fans more involved with the team and the competition. It’s going to be great to see our young team and our fans support this great cause.”

This year’s format is fairly straight forward and should be easier for fans to follow. In past seasons, everything from food drives to mascot races were featured but was often difficult to follow and keep track of as the season went on. We’ll do our best to keep score of the challenge as the season goes on on the Rivalry Cup section of the blog.

Saint John and Moncton will battle eight times this season. The first meeting is tonight at 7pm at Harbour Station.

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