Friday, October 18, 2013

AUS Hockey Season Begins Tonight

FREDERICTON – The 2013-14 Atlantic University Sport hockey season begins tonight.

There are four games on tonight’s schedule and is highlighted by the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds hosting the St. Francis Xavier X-Men tonight at 7pm at the Aitken Centre. UNB, who won both the 2013 AUS title and CIS national championship, will have a banner raising ceremony before the game.

The StFX-UNB game can be seen on Rogers TV (channel 10) in New Brunswick.

There are two former Sea Dogs on the V-Reds this season: Mike Thomas who had to “red-shirt” last season because of playing pro the year before and Shea Kewin who transferred to UNB after playing four seasons at Dalhousie University.

Here are the other former Sea Dogs playing in the AUS ranks this season (according to rosters on team websites):

Acadia Axemen: None
Dalhousie Tigers: Francois Gauthier, Andrew Langan, and Pascal Amyot
UdeM Aigles Bleus: Pierre Durepos, Danny Chiasson, and Keven Charland
UNB Varsity Reds: Shea Kewin and Mike Thomas
UPEI Panthers: None
Saint Mary’s Huskies: None
StFX X-Men: Michael Kirkpatrick
St. Thomas Tommies: Spencer MacDonald, Jordan Moore, and Alexandre Leduc

Plenty of former Sea Dogs also playing in the OUA and Canada West conferences but we just ain’t got time to go through all those rosters.

This year’s University Cup will be held in Saskatoon again. It was just announced today that the 2015 and 2016 tournaments will be held at the Halifax Metro Centre.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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