TOP 15 OF 2015-2016: #1 – VARSITY REDS WIN UNIVERSITY CUP FOR SIXTH TIME
It took an entire season to get there, but all the Varsity Reds needed was 17 seconds.
Francis Beauvillier and Tyler Carroll scored second period goals 17 seconds apart, leading UNB to a 3-1 victory over the St. FX X-Men, in the CIS men’s hockey final.
UNB beat Western and Saint Mary’s to earn their spot in the national championship game.
Philippe Halley scored back to back hat-tricks in those games, and was later named the most valuable player of the championship tournament.
The win over X avenged UNB’s loss, to St. FX, in the AUS championship.
Halley said the Varsity Reds used that as motivation.
“I knew we were ready for this game. They beat us in the AUS final, and we didn’t forget that.”
The win was UNB’s sixth national championship, and the school’s fifth during the last decade.
Voters in UNB’s Top 15 of 2015-16 were unanimous in choosing the hockey championship as top moment of the past season.