The UNB Varsity Reds would like to extend their congratulations to alumni Mike Kelly, Gary Agnew and Andrew Brewer.
Mike Kelly is the latest UNB coach to be hired in the NHL as assistant coach to Gerard Gallant of the Florida Panthers. Kelly also has NHL experience serving as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks for two seasons (06-08). Kelly played for UNB 1981-1986 and returned as head coach in 1997. He led the UNB Varsity Reds to their first CIS title in 1998 after winning a silver medal in 1997. Mike has also worked in the OHL, WHL and AHL.
Gary Agnew also has a new position in the NHL and will assist Mike Johnston with the Pittsburg Penguins. Agnew was a standout player for the UNB hockey team for four years (78-82) assistant coach to both Don MacAdam and Doug MacLean at UNB. He got his start coaching the London Knights for several years before realizing the NHL dream in 2006 (06-10) with the Columbus Blue Jackets as an assistant coach. For the last two seasons Agnew has been with the St. Louis Blues (12-14) and will now move to the Penguins.
Andrew Brewer served as video coach for the Varsity Reds for three season (08-11) before travelling west to work with Hockey Canada in 2011. He was part of the coaching team which won gold at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. Brewer's latest appointment is as assistant coach to Mike Babcock with the Detroit Red Wings.
Maureen Sparks, Special Events and Communications Manager