The UNB Varsity Reds easily won the Atlantic University Sport regular season title again this year, edging the second-place Acadia Axemen by 11 points.
The Varsity Reds, who feature four former Sea Dogs, finished the regular season with a 25-2-3 record. They didn't lose a home game all year, going 15-0-0 at the Aitken Centre.
As usual, the Reds have a bye through the first round of the AUS playoffs. Acadia has the other bye while the first round playoff matchups will see the UPEI Panthers take on the Saint Mary's Huskies and the StFX X-Men face the UdeM Aigles Bleus. Both of those best-of-three series start tonight.
UNB's Stephen Anderson led all former Sea Dogs in AUS scoring this season with 25 points. Mark Tremaine also had a strong offensive year at StFX while defenceman Pierre Durepos put up some good numbers in his final year of university hockey at UdeM.
Here's a full breakdown of how Sea Dogs alumni performed in the AUS this season.... Le défenseur Pierre Durepos quittera après les séries. @Durepos23 espère ajouter un titre à sa collection... pic.twitter.com/DWkPUXz5Tc— Francois Le Blanc (@RCFrancois) February 15, 2017
One of the best stories in university sports this season has to be the Ottawa Gee-Gees, a team that features former Dogs prospect pick Mathieu Newcomb (pictured). The first-year rebuilt program finished the regular season with a solid 15-8-5 record, good for sixth in the East.
There are some great playoff matchups coming up in the OUA's opening round, which begins tonight. The Canadian University Sports Network has a good preview.
Andreas Tsogkas, who had been a scratch for much of the year, reportedly left the Ryerson Rams during the second semester.
If we forgot to include any former Dogs in the tables above, drop us a line.