Third year forward Cam Critchlow has been named captain of the Varsity Reds men’s hockey team.
In junior, Critchlow captained the Lewiston Maineiacs to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) semi-finals in 2011. The following year he captained Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin and the Halifax Mooseheads to the league semis.
Tyler Carroll, Taylor MacDougall, Adrian Robertson and Cam Braes were named assistant captains.
Reds add Beauvillier
The Varsity Reds men’s hockey team made an addition to their roster last week, adding forward Francis Beauvillier.
Beauvillier, a sixth-round pick of the Florida Panthers in 2012, has spent the past five seasons in the QMJHL where he played with Lewiston, Rimouski, Shawinigan and Rouyn-Noranda. He was teammates with current V-Reds Cam Critchlow in Lewiston and Peter Trainor in Rimouski.
In 313 career QMJHL contests, the Sorel-Tracey, Quebec native registered 98 goals and 205 points. He added 19 points in 43 playoff games, which included a trip the QMJHL final in 2012.
Robertson tops academic list
Varsity Reds men’s hockey defenceman Adrian Robertson has been named one of the Top Eight Academic All-Canadians for the 2013-2014 season by Canadian Interuniversity Sport.
Robertson, a third-year business administration student, has a cumulative GPA of 4.2, including five perfect A+ grades in the winter of 2014.
“Adrian was a high-performance achiever and top quality leader for our hockey program both on and off the ice last season,” said UNB head coach Gardiner MacDougall in a press release. “He was our team leader in academics with a 4.2 GPA and was one of our top defencemen, winning the prestigious UNB Michael Cavanagh Award which recognizes top performance on the ice, in the classroom and in the community.”
Swimming season begins
UNB’s Charli LeBlanc became the first AUS swimmer to qualify for nationals at this past weekend Acadia’s Jack Scholtz Invitational Swim Meet. It was the first meet of the 2014-15 AUS swimming season.
LeBlanc qualified after winning the 50m backstroke. She also placed first in the 100m backstroke and helped her team win the women’s 400m medley relay.
Overall, the women’s team finished third at the event. Meanwhile, UNB’s men’s team finished fourth.
Up next for the swim teams is the annual meet held at UNB, which takes place Nov. 1 – 2.
Women’s basketball defeat Crandall
The Varsity Reds women’s basketball team blew past Crandall University in exhibition action at the Currie Center on Friday, winning 79-35.
UNB takes on Nipissing, Acadia, and UPEI in a tournament in Moncton from Oct. 24 –26. They open the regular season at home against Acadia on Nov. 7.
Papa John’s Tuesday discount begins
Fredericton Papa John’s locations and the Varsity Reds men’s hockey team have teamed up to offer fans an online discount every Tuesday.
The highest Varsity Reds shots or saves total of the week will be the Tuesday discount. If the team wins by a shutout, the discount will increase by 10 per cent. The maximum discount is 50 per cent.
To take advantage of the offer, fans can use the promo code “VREDS” when ordering online.
Buccaneers fall to Mounties
The UNB Buccaneers remain winless in Maritime University Field Lacrosse League action after an 8-7 loss to the Mount Allison Mounties in Sackville on Saturday.
Alex Miller led the way for UNB once again, scoring three goals. Alex Buck had two while Heath Read and Zachary Dunseith added singles.
UNB, 0-8 on the season, host Saint Mary’s on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at College Field.