Coach Gardiner MacDougall's reigning University Cup-champion UNB Varsity Reds have gone a lot of attention for hanging in and often beating NCAA teams such as Boston College and Maine.
UNB announced Thursday it will also travel south to play the Providence Reds each of the next two seasons. Providence will also play at the Varsity Reds' annual Pete Kelly tournament in December 2010, which is a two-game trip..
In all, UNB will play four games vs. NCAA opponents next season (Oct. 3 vs. UMass-Amherst, Oct. 4 vs. Vermont and Jan. 2 at Maine). Their title defence begins Sept. 15 vs. St. Thomas.
UNB and Providence Announce Three Year Partnership (UNB Athletics press release)