The 2013 CIS National Champion UNB Varsity Reds capped off their highlight season by recognizing their Senior graduate members along with their team awards on Monday night at the Kingswood Golf Clubhouse and hosted by Brian Johnson. Athletic Director John Richard and UNB Academic Vice-President Dr. Tony Secco were on hand to address the team and were both presented with their official “Gold Medals” as were a number of other important contributors to the success of the team this past year.
Graduating team members included goalies Dan LaCosta and Travis Fullerton along with skaters Chad Denny, Ben Wright, Colby Pridham, Matt Fillier, Luke Lynes, Bryce Swan and Dion Campbell. All, with the exception of Pridham and Fullerton who are in pro hockey, gave their “Seniors speech” and were presented with their team jersey along with a graduating plaque and souvenir photo and video of their recent CIS Championship victory.
Team Awards presented during the evening included:
Terry Shannon Memorial Unsung Hero: Matt Fillier
Pete Violette Memorial Award - Best Defenceman: Marc-Antoine Desnoyers
Hardest Worker: Dan LaCosta
Most Improved: Daine Todd & Nick MacNeil
Best Defensive Player: Ben Shutron & Ben Wright
Top Attitude: Ben Shutron
MVP for the season: Dan LaCosta
Most Valuable Forward : Colby Pridham
MVP for the playoffs: Dan LaCosta
Mark Jeffrey Award: Chris Culligan
Mike Cavanagh Award: Marc-Antoine Desnoyers
Punchy Walker Award: Travis Fullerton, Ben Wright & Nick MacNeil
Don MacAdam Award: Ben Shutron
MVP Nationals: Tyler Carroll
Red & Black Award: Ben Shutron
Team Rookie of the Year: Cam Braes
Top Scorer, Season: Chris Culligan
Top Scorer, Playoffs: Cam Braes
The evening concluded with a team hi-lite video from Video Coach Danny Lynch. The Varsity Reds would like to thank all of their fans, supporters, corporate sponsors for their excellent support throughout the past season.