The Saint John Sea Dogs and Moncton Wildcats announced yesterday that the once interesting turned boring turned barely talked about Brunswick News Rivalry Cup will return for another season.
The Sea Dogs and Wildcats have held the season long competition since 2009 but has seemingly gone downhill in popularity each season.
Like last year, there will be no attendance or fan competition points up for grabs. The winning club in games between the two teams will simply earn one point with the team with the most points at the end of the year winning the trophy. There will be nine meetings between the two, so there won’t be a tie.
The first meeting will be on Sept. 13 at Harbour Station – the second game of the year for the Sea Dogs. Here are when all nine meetings will take place:
Sunday, September 13th - Moncton at Saint John, 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 24th - Moncton at Saint John, 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 25th - Saint John at Moncton, 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 12th - Moncton at Saint John, 8 p.m.
Friday, December 4th - Moncton at Saint John, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9th - Saint John at Moncton, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 3rd - Saint John at Moncton, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9th - Saint John at Moncton, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 12th - Moncton at Saint John, 7 p.m.
According to a Sea Dogs news release, the QMJHL is bringing back Rivalry Weekend, which will be held Oct. 24-25.
Moncton won seven of the nine meetings between the two last season. They have won the past three Rivalry Cups and five of the seven all-time.
You can follow the thrilling challenge here all season long.