Matt Murphy, Men's Hockey

Matt Murphy, Men's Hockey

Matt Murphy

Men’s Hockey

2nd Year Business Administration

Woodstock, NB


The UNB Varsity Reds/Papa John’s Pizza Athlete of the Week is Matt Murphy, from the men’s hockey team.

Murphy played a key role as the Varsity Reds collected three of a possible four points on the road this past weekend.

In Friday’s shootout loss at Saint Mary’s, Murphy recorded an assist.

On Saturday, he scored the overtime winner as UNB beat Acadia.

“Matt has been one of our most improved players, and had a big overtime goal at Acadia on Saturday,” says Varsity Reds head coach Gardiner MacDougall. “He’s been playing excellent hockey for our team and is consistently getting the puck out of our end while also playing a key role on our penalty killing unit, which is first in the AUS with 90% efficiency.”

Murphy and his Varsity Reds teammates have reached the Christmas break in first place, and having already clinched a playoff spot.