Sunday, March 18, 2018

Seven Sea Dogs alumni win U Sports medals

FREDERICTON - Former Saint John Sea Dogs forward Mark Tremaine and the StFX X-Men suffered another heart breaking loss in the gold medal game of the University Cup.

After falling in the gold medal game to the UNB Varsity Reds in 2016, Tremaine and the X-Men fell once again this year, losing 4-2 to the Alberta Golden Bears.

In his three-year career with the X-Men, Tremaine now has two Atlantic University Sport titles and two U Sports silver medals.

The loss came 24 hours after a thrilling 5-4 overtime win over the rival Varsity Reds in the national semifinal. Tremaine had an assist in that game.
Ex-Sea Dog Marcus Cuomo is also apart of the X-Men but did not play in the tournament.

Five former Sea Dogs won bronze medals with the Varsity Reds, who defeated the Saskatchewan Huskies 5-4 in overtime in Sunday morning's third-place game. Mike Thomas, Stephen Anderson, Matt Murphy, Olivier LeBlanc and Oliver Cooper all picked up hardware.

Cooper did not play in the tournament, but the other four all made an impact. LeBlanc perhaps had the biggest impact - in a negative way, unfortunately - as he took a momentum swinging and controversial kneeing major in Saturday's semifinal.

Tremaine, Cuomo, Anderson, Murphy, LeBlanc and Cooper are all eligible to return to their teams/schools in the fall. For Thomas, this was his final year of eligibility, capping off what has been a little over a decade of having a prominent hockey presence in the province.

Thomas will no doubt be featured in the near future in the Sea Dogs' new Hall of Fame.

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