Hockey: UNB strikes a blow for Canadian game

The U.S. world junior team wasn't the only American team to suffer an upset in Canada on Friday. If New Brunswick beating the NCAA champions doesn't convince a few more people to check out a university game in this country, what will?
"Facing a lineup which featured 11 National Hockey League draft choices, the V-Reds got goals from Hunter Tremblay, Dion Campbell, Kevin Henderson, Chris Hodgson and Robert Pearce on their way to the win. Paul Carey, Andrew Orpik and Cam Atkinson, NHL draft picks all, replied for the Eagles, who fell behind 2-0 early and never caught up." — Fredericton Daily Gleaner
The Varsity Reds are on another plane compared to many university hockey teams, both in teams of talent and fan support (3,500 were at the Aitken Centre on Friday). Nevertheless, when a top Canadian university team beats a top NCAA team, attention should be paid.

Statement game: UNB downs reigning NCAA champion Boston College Eagles 5-3 before 3,500 fans; rematch goes tonight (Bill Hunt, Fredericton Daily Gleaner)
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