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OverviewEdit

"Reds" is the athletic name of the varsity sports teams of the University of New Brunswick located in Fredericton, New Brunswick. There is a satellite campus located in St. John, New Brunswick (UNBSJ), created in 1964, which is independent from the campus in Fredericton.

Early on, the hockey team was known as the either the "Hillman" or "Red'n Black" as UNB had no defining athletic name. The student newspaper, The Brunswickan, chose to label all of the athletic teams with unique names in 1956. The hockey team was labeled "Red Devils" and 'Red' was part of all of the names they created (two examples being Men's & Women's basketball; Red Raiders & Red Bloomers). This name was replaced with "Varsity Reds" in 1991 as part of an all encompassing rebranding of the Varsity Athletics program. In the Spring of 2018, the program announced it would be rebranded "Reds", removing the word "Varsity".

They are unofficially called the "Squirrels" due to the prevalence of the rodent on campus and as a 'slight' (the UNB crest has a caricature of two beavers holding a bible, their images can be construed as looking like squirrels).

LeagueEdit

They are members of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) - a conference within the larger governing body of university sports in Canada, U Sports (formerly known as CIS-Canadian Interuniversity Sports and CIAU-Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union before that).

Collegiate HistoryEdit

UNB was a founding member of the Maritime Intercollegiate Hockey Association (MIHL) created on December 28th, 1905 along with Mount Allison, Dalhousie and St. Francis Xavier and play for the Hewson Cup. UNB & Mt. Allison were schedule to play the first game of the season, but due to exams and a thaw - the game was postponed. The first game was played by Dalhousie and St. Francis Xavier a few days later (St. FX won 6-3 at home). UNB would win the rescheduled home game vs Mt. A, by a score of 3-2.

After a dispute with St. Francis Xavier in 1908, UNB, along with Mount Allison University, the University of King's College, and Acadia University, created another collegiate league that did not include St. FX, the New Brunswick-Nova Scotia League titled the Maritime Interuniversity Inter-scholastic Hockey League-MIIHL. These teams would play for the Sumner Cup with the first 5-time winner taking ownership.

After WWI, all of the schools returned to playing hockey. For UNB, they rejoined the MIHL/MIAA while also playing in the MIIHL. To facilitate playing in both leagues - MIHL games versus overlapping opponents (Mt. Allison & Acadia) would count towards MIIHL results. The team with the best result would advance to a single game championship vs King's College who did not play in the MIHL. UNB won ownership of the trophy in 1928 and thus ended the MIIHL.

The MIHL would merge with the Maritime Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) in 1919-20. (note: The area defined as the 'Canadian Maritimes' encompasses the three provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia - it does not include Newfoundland) This association would be the governing body for a number of collegiate sports - not just hockey. The association changed its name in 1968-69 to the Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association (AIAA) with the addition of Memorial University (St. John's, NL). In 1973-74 the name changed to Atlantic Universities Athletic Association (AUAA) when the AIAA merged with the women's AWIAA, and finally in 1998-99 to the present AUS.

Non-Collegiate HockeyEdit

While the details were not recorded, inter-class and inter-club hockey games at the University of New Brunswick were played as early as 1880. The first recorded competitive UNB hockey game was Feb. 5, 1897 against the local detachment of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Infantry (perpetuated now as the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment-2RCR). The game was played in downtown Fredericton at the George Street outdoor rink and UNB lost 3-2.

In January 1902, the “Red and Black” defeated a team of local bank employees 2-1 in their inaugural season in the Fredericton City League. In the early era, “home ice” was a flooded field borrowed from the local garrison and the players cleared the ice. The team captain doubled as coach and the seven-man starting line-up was the entire team.

From the late 40s throughout the 50s, it was common for collegiate teams to play in two leagues as the MIAA season was quite short (only comprising of playoffs). During this time, UNB was a member of a number of Senior or Intermediate hockey leagues; FCHL-Fredericton Commercial, FDIHL-Fredericton and District Intermediate, CNBSHL-Central N.B. Senior, SNBIHL-Southern N.B. Intermediate & YCIHL-York County Intermediate. This practice was stopped by the CIAU in the early 60s

Collegiate Hockey (UNBSJ)Edit

The UNBSJ Red Barons formerly played Junior A and B hockey. Their teams are now called the UNBSJ Seawolves. The UNBSJ Seawolves are members of the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association ("ACAA"), which has not operated a hockey league since 1987. The program was never a member of the ACAA hockey league, choosing to play in other leagues instead, nor the AUS in any of its prior incarnations.

External links:

Official Site
Fan Site
Fan Site for Stats, Alumni & History

SOURCE:

UNB Wikipedia Page
UNB Fan History Page

Season-by-Season Records TableEdit

MIAA/Senior 1905-06 to 1940-41Edit

Year/Comp. GP W L T F A Pts Placing
1906 MIHL-Hewson 2 1 1 0 3 3 2 T3
1907 MIHL-Hewson  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1908 MIHL-Hewson  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1909 MIHL-Brown  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? DNP
1909 MIIHL-Sumner ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Champion
1910 MIHL-Brown  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? DNP
1910 MIIHL-Sumner  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1911 MIHL-Brown  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? DNP
1911 MIIHL-Sumner  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? Champion
1912 MIIHL-Sumner - - - - - - - Cancelled
1913 MIIHL-Sumner  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1914 MIHL-Brown  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? DNP
1914 MIIHL-Sumner  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? Runner-up
1915 MIHL-Brown  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? DNP
1915 MIIHL-Sumner  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1916-19 - - - - - - - Cancelled
1920 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 3rd
1921 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 1st
1921 final 1 0 1 - 0 3 0 finalist
1922 MIAA 3 1 2 0 7 8 2 W semi-finals
1923 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 1st
1923 final 1 0 1 - 1 8 0 finalist
1924 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1925 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1926 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 1st
1926 final 1 0 1 - 2 3 0 finalist
1927 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1928 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 1st
1928 final 1 0 1 - 1 3 0 finalist
1929 MIAA 2 2 0 0 9 3 4 W 1st
1929 final 2 0 1 1 5 10 1 finalist
1930 MIAA 2 1 0 1 3 2 3 W 1st
1930 final 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 finalist
1931 MIAA 2 0 2 0 3 7 0 W 2nd
1932 MIAA 2 0 1 1 3 6 1 W 2nd
1933 MIAA 2 0 2 0 1 4 0 W 2nd
1934 MIAA 4 2 0 2 18 6 4 W 1st
1934 final 1 1 0 - 3 1 2 champion
1935 MIAA 4 1 1 2  ?  ? 4 W 2nd
1936 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 1st
1936 final 1 0 1 - 2 3 0 finalist
1937 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1938 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1939 MIAA 3 1 1 1 13 14 3 W 3rd
1940 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 4th
1941 MIAA 1 0 1 0 3 4 0 finalist

NOTES:

  • The MIHL Hewson Cup involved UNB, Acadia, St. Francis Xavier, and Mount Allison at the outset of the league in 1906. St. F.X. won it 3 times and kept the trophy.
  • The MIIHL Sumner Cup was first awarded to the winner of the Intercollegiate Hockey League in 1909 and then later to the winner of the West Division versus King's College championship game. UNB won the cup in 1909, 1911(disputed), 1921, 1923, 1926, and 1928. UNB retained the trophy and it resides at UNB today
  • MIAA divided into East and West sections in most seasons.
  • UNB, like most schools, did not compete from 1941-42 through 1944-45.

MIAA 1945-46 to 1967-68Edit

Year/Comp. GP W L T F A Pts Placing
1946 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1947 MIAA 2  ?  ?  ? 12 14  ? W semi-finals
1948 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1st
1948 W final 2 0 2 0 3 10 0 semi-finals
1949 MIAA 2 2 0 0 11 5 4 W 1st
1949 final 2 0 2 0 9 11 0 finalist
1950 MIAA 6 5 0 1  ?  ? 11 W 1st
1950 final 2 0 2 0 6 13 0 finalist
1951 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1952 MIAA 4 4 0 0 19 6 8 W 1st
1952 final 2 0 2 0 5 21 0 finalist
1953 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1954 MIAA 4  ?  ?  ? 11 23  ? W 2nd
1955 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1956 MIAA 6 0 6 0  ?  ? 0 W 4th
1957 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 1st
1957 final 2 0 2 0 6 15 0 finalist
1958 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 1st
1958 final 2 0 1 1 8 10 1 finalist
1959 MIAA 6 2 3 1  ?  ? 5 NB 3rd
1960 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? NB 1st
1960 playoffs 3 2 1 0 11 5 4 champions
1961 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 3rd
1962 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 1st
1962 playoffs 3 2 1 0 14 12 4 champions
1963 MIAA 11 9 0 2 64 26 30 1st
1962 playoffs 3 1 2 - 13 12 2 finalist
1964 MIAA 11 9 2 0 70 28 26 1st/champion
1964 U-Cup 2 1 1 - 11 11 2 bronze
1965 MIAA 11 7 3 1 61 57 19 3rd
1966 MIAA 14 9 4 1 64 56 19 3rd
1967 MIAA 13 5 7 1 50 59 11 5th
1968 MIAA 16 9 7 0 74 615 18 4th
1968 playoffs 1 0 1 - 1 2 0 semi-finals

NOTES:

  • There were some 4 point games from 1962-63 to 1964-65.
  • The pennant champion would be the league champion in 1963-64.
  • The two divisions were called Nova Scotia (NS) and New Brunswick (NB) in 1958-59 and 1959-60.
  • A one division format started in 1962-63.

AIAA/AUAA years with ties 1968-69 to 1996-97Edit

Year/Comp. GP W L T F A Pts Placing
1969 AIAA 17 9 5 3 75 59 21 5th
1970 AIAA 18 11 5 2 70 46 24 3rd
1970 playoffs 1 0 1 - 1 8 0 Semi-Finals
1971 AIAA 18 4 14 0 66 89 10 8th
1972 AIAA 18 7 11 0 70 92 14 7th
1973 AIAA 20 9 9 2 79 90 20 6th
1974 AUAA 20 11 8 1 102 75 23 2nd N
1974 playoffs 1 0 1 - 0 7 0 Semi-Finals
1975 AUAA 18 7 10 1 93 89 15 6th
1976 AUAA 16 5 11 0 57 87 10 7th
1977 AUAA 20 1 19 0 55 130 2 8th
1978 AUAA 20 4 14 2 59 130 10 7th
1979 AUAA 20 3 16 1 88 136 7 8th
1980 AUAA 27 15 11 1 163 141 31 2nd W
1980 playoffs 1 0 1 - 4 7 0 Quarter-Finals
1981 AUAA 21 10 10 1 130 91 21 2nd Mac
1981 playoffs 2 1 1 - 9 8 2 Semi-Finals
1982 AUAA 26 16 9 1 135 110 33 3rd Mac
1982 playoffs 2 0 2 - 5 12 0 4th Place
1983 AUAA 24 10 14 0 99 116 20 6th
1984 AUAA 24 19 5 0 118 77 38 1st
1984 playoffs 5 4 1 - 28 12 8 Champion
1984 U-Cup 2 0 2 - 4 8 0 Regional
1985 AUAA 24 10 14 0 137 153 20 6th
1986 AUAA 24 9 15 0 118 134 18 4th Mac
1987 AUAA 24 8 16 0 89 109 16 3rd Mac
1988 AUAA 26 3 22 1 78 190 7 5th Mac
1989 AUAA 26 5 20 1 76 124 11 5th Mac
1990 AUAA 21 11 9 1 92 84 23 3rd Mac
1990 playoffs 3 1 2 - 8 15 2 Quarter-Finals
1991 AUAA 21 11 9 1 92 84 23 4th Mac
1991 playoffs 3 1 2 0 8 13 2 Quarter-Finals
1992 AUAA 26 18 7 1 141 94 37 1st Mac
1992 playoffs 4 2 2 - 15 14 4 Semi-Finals
1993 AUAA 26 18 7 1 152 106 37 1st Mac
1993 playoffs 6 4 2 - 27 23 8 Finalist
1994 AUAA 26 16 9 1 132 89 33 1st Mac
1994 playoffs 7 4 3 - 31 25 8 Finalist
1995 AUAA 26 18 4 4 161 87 40 2nd Mac
1995 playoffs 3 1 2 - 10 15 2 Quarter-Finals
1996 AUAA 26 15 10 1 131 105 31 2nd Mac
1996 playoffs 3 1 2 - 10 14 2 Quarter-Finals
1997 AUAA 28 19 8 1 126 79 39 1st Mac
1997 playoffs 6 6 0 - 36 18 12 Champion
1997 U-Cup 2 1 1 - 6 6 2 Silver

NOTES:

  • Two divisions in 1973-74, North[N] and South.
  • Two divisions in 1979-80, East and West[W].
  • Two divisions in 1980-81 to 1981-82 and 1985-86 to 1996-97, Kelly and MacAdam[Mac].

AUAA/AUA years with ties and OT losses 1997-98 to 2005-06Edit

Year/Comp. GP W L T OL F A Pts Placing
1998 AUAA 28 24 3 1 0 167 68 49 M 1st
1998 playoffs 8 6 2 - - 32 24 12 champion
1998 U-Cup 3 3 0 - - 14 7 6 gold
1999 AUS 26 13 12 1 1 110 105 28 M 2nd
1999 playoffs 3 1 2 - - 12 11 2 quarter-finals
2000 AUS 26 15 11 0 0 99 93 30 M 2nd
2000 playoffs 9 7 2 - - 34 25 14 champion
2000 U-Cup 3 2 1 - - 12 11 4 silver
2001 AUS 28 13 10 5 0 101 102 31 4th
2001 playoffs 6 3 3 - - 20 20 6 semi-finals
2002 AUS 28 14 10 4 0 104 96 32 4th
2002 playoffs 4 2 2 - - 17 16 4 semi-finals
2003 AUS 28 15 12 1 - 107 88 31 4th
2003 playoffs 9 7 2 - - 28 18 14 champion
2003 U-Cup 3 1 2 - - 9 15 2 fourth
2004 AUS 28 16 5 3 4 116 69 39 2nd
2004 playoffs 2 0 2 - - 7 9 0 semi-finals
2005 AUS 28 15 11 1 1 87 75 32 4th
2005 playoffs 4 2 2 - - 8 10 4 semi-finals
2006 AUS 28 15 8 4 1 109 103 35 3rd
2006 playoffs 8 4 4 - -  ?  ? 8 finalist

NOTES:

  • Two divisions in 1997-98 to 1999-00, Kelly and MacAdam.
  • One division format from 2000-01 onwards.
  • From 1997-98 to 2001-02 overtime losses were also included in the loss column.

AUA years without ties 2006-07 to presentEdit

Year/Comp. GP W L OL F A Pts Placing
2007 AUS 28 18 7 3 109 93 39 2nd
2007 playoffs 6 3 3 - 16 16 6 finalist
2007 U-Cup 3 3 0 - 11 3 6 gold
2008 AUS 28 26 1 1 136 59 53 1st
2008 playoffs 5 5 0 - 21 10 10 champion
2008 U-Cup 3 2 1 - 12 4 4 silver
2009 AUS 28 21 4 3 134 76 45 1st
2009 playoffs 6 4 2 - 17 13 8 finalist
2009 U-Cup 3 3 0 - 13 6 6 gold
2010 AUS 28 27 1 0 143 56 54 1st
2010 playoffs 3 0 3 - 6 9 0 semi-finals
2011 AUS 28 23 5 0 114 83 46 1st
2011 playoffs 9 6 3 - 25 21 12 champion
2011 U-Cup 3 3 0 - 10 1 6 gold
2012 AUS 28 20 5 3 120 71 43 1st
2012 playoffs 6 6 0 - 28 11 12 champion
2012 U-Cup 2 1 1 - 8 3 2 pool 2nd
2013 AUS 28 23 5 0 111 69 46 1st
2013 playoffs 7 5 2 - 26 14 10 champion
2013 U-Cup 3 3 0 - 13 4 6 gold
2014 AUS 28 24 3 1 119 69 49 1st
2014 playoffs 4 1 3 - 7 7 2 semi-finals
2015 AUS 28 22 4 2 118 61 46 1st
2015 playoffs 7 5 2 - 28 17 10 champion
2015 U-Cup 3 2 1 - 14 10 4 silver
2016 AUS 28 23 3 2 130 63 48 1st
2016 playoffs 5 3 2 - 18 11 6 finalist
2016 U-Cup 3 3 0 - 12 2 6 gold
2017 AUS 30 25 2 3 148 61 531st
2017 playoffs 6 3 3 - 21 15 6 finalist
2017 U-Cup 3 3 0 - 13 14 6 gold
2018 AUS 30 24 2 4 128 68 52 1st
2018 playoffs 5 5 0 - 21 7 10 champion
2018 U-Cup 3 2 1 - 17 10 4 bronze
2019 AUS 30 25 2 3 150 59 53 1st
2019 playoffs 5 5 0 - 22 4 10 champion
2019 U-Cup 330 -1546gold
2020 AUS 30 26 4 0 160 157 52 1st
2020 playoffs

CommemorationsEdit

University Cup TournamentsEdit

ChampionshipsEdit

  • MIIHL (Sumner Cup) - 1909, 1911, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1928
  • MIAA - 1925, 1934, 1960, 1962, 1964
  • AUAA - 1984, 1997, 1998
  • AUS - 2000, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018
  • University Cup - 1998, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019

International ExhibitionsEdit

  • Dec 20, 1980: at Edinburgh: New Brunswick 5, Scotland 1
  • Dec 21, 1980: at Durham: New Brunswick 12, England 6
  • Dec 10, 2017: at St. John: New Brunswick 4, Poland 1

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