V-Reds to play AHL Pirates

V-Reds to play AHL Pirates
The UNB Varsity Reds, 2011 Atlantic Champions, have added an additional exhibition game to their 2012-13 non-conference schedule and will play the Portland Pirates of the AHL on Thursday, October 4th at 1:00 pm in Portland.

The game will be the first of a three game US road trip for UNB as after playing Portland, they will travel to Boston where they will play 2012 NCAA champions Boston College Terriers on Saturday 6th at 7:00 pm before finishing up the trip in Orono, Maine on Sunday at 4:00 pm against top ranked University of Maine Black Bears.

This will be UNB’s second game against the Pirates as they dropped a 4-2 decision to Portland in 2009.  Previous games for UNB versus pro competition included a 3-1 victory over the New York Islander Rookies in 2007, a loss to the NY Islander Rookies the following year at the Aitken Centre and a 3-3 tie against the former AHL Saint John Flames in 2003.

Altogether UNB will play eight pre-season games in what head coach Gardiner MacDougall calls, “one of our most competitive non-conference schedules ever,” before starting their 2012-13 AUS regular season with their home opener against the St. Thomas Tommies on October 12, 2012.

For further information please contact Gardiner MacDougall, coachmac@unb.ca 506 447 3066.