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Reds Notebook: basketball returns to campus this weekend

Varsity Reds basketball returns to the Currie Centre this weekend.

The Helen Campbell and the Eric Garland tournaments take place this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with UNB’s men and women’s basketball teams playing three games each.

The Helen Campbell Tournament will feature the Varsity Reds women’s basketball team along with Concordia, Ryerson, and Cape Breton. UNB’s first game is on Friday at 6 p.m. against the Stingers.

The Eric Garland Tournament will feature the V-Reds men’s team along with the Université du Québec à Montréal, the University of Prince Edward Island, and Cape Breton University. UNB’s first game is on Friday at 8 p.m. against UQAM.


Volleyball on the road

UNB’s men’s volleyball team was on the road this past weekend, taking part in a tournament in Brandon, Manitoba.

The V-Reds opened the tournament with a 3-1 win over the host Brandon Bobcats on Friday night. On Saturday, UNB defeated the University of Winnipeg 3-1 before falling 3-1 to Medicine Hat College later in the day.

The V-Reds make their 2014-15 home court debut on Oct. 10 with a pre-season game against Queen’s.


Reds add Chisholm

The Varsity Reds men’s hockey team officially announced last week that they have added veteran defenseman RD Chisholm to their roster for the 2014-15 season.

Chisholm, 24, has spent the past four seasons playing with the StFX X-Men where he recorded seven goals and 19 assists in 75 games.

“RD is a solid veteran presence who adds leadership and depth to our lineup,” said UNB head coach Gardiner MacDougall in a press release. “He’s come to UNB with a fantastic attitude, is in great physical condition and can help us in a lot of situations especially with his skating.”

The Reds also announced that first year players Colin Suellentrop and Chris Caissy have returned to the team from NHL camps.

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