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UNB Varsity Reds win another University Cup

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BOISBRIAND, QC - FEBRUARY 16: Etienne Marcoux #93 of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada makes a glove save on the puck during the warm-up period prior to facing the Victoriaville Tigres in their QMJHL game at the Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau on February 16, 2014 in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada. The Armada defeated the Tigres 2-0. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News

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UNB Varsity Reds win another University Cup

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The Varsity Reds claimed their sixth Canadian men’s University Cup championship – and fifth in the last 10 years – when they knocked off the St. Francis Xavier X-Men 3-1 in Halifax on Sunday night.

The New Brunswick Varsity Reds are kings of the Canadian University Sport yet again. The Varsity Reds claimed their sixth men’s University Cup championship – and fifth in the last 10 years – when they knocked off the St. Francis Xavier X-Men 3-1 in Halifax on Sunday night. Francis Beauvillier broke a tie 9:02 into the second period and Tyler Carroll added some insurance 17 seconds later to lead New Brunswick to victory. Christopher Clapperton opened the scoring, while former Etienne Marcoux – formerly of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada – made 22 saves. The Canadian title capped off a season that saw the Reds spend eight of 19 weeks as the country’s top-ranked team, boast the nation’s second-best offense and defense and lose in the Atlantic University Sport final to the X-Men. Right winger Zack MacQueen scored for the X-Men and Drew Owsley stopped 27 shots. The X-Men reached the final by knocking of the Saskatchewan Huskies 2-1 in triple overtime in the semifinal. Michael Clarke had the winner on a power play. The Huskies opened the tournament by beating the Carleton Ravens 3-2 in quadruple overtime. Parker Thomas ended the longest game in University Cup history. The Huskies played 20 periods in the tournament, which allowed CIS top goalie Jordon Cooke to set a record for minutes played with 283:46. On the women’s side, the Montreal Carabins crushed the British Columbia Thunderbirds 8-0 in Calgary with the help of an Alexandra Labelle hat trick. Alexandra Paradis, Emmanuelle Passard, Ariane Barker, Maude Laramee and Casandra Dupuis also scored and Marie-Pier Chabot posted the shutout to earn MVP honours.
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UNB Varsity Reds win another University Cup