The 2013 PostashCorp University Cup presented by Co-Op kicked off last night with the annual awards ceremony immediately followed by a fund-raising banquet for the Saskatchewan Huskies with the CBC's Ron MacLean as the guest speaker.
You can read the CIS's recap of all the winners on the official CIS website, so I won't repeat it here. Suffice to say a bit of a surprise that Saint Mary's Huskies Lucas Bloodoff was named the CIS player of the year, and his coach, Trevor Stienburg, was named coach of the year (for the fourth time).
Another thing that stuck out was that of the six teams participating in this year's University Cup, only UNB failed to have a player named as an All-Canadian to one of the all-star teams (first, second, or all-rookie).
I'll be back with more later, but the CIS has an excellent statistical preview of all six teams that is a must-read.
Games start shortly, with the University of Alberta Golden Bears kicking it off against the Waterloo Warriors at 1:00 pm local time (3:00 pm EDT, 4:00 pm ADT).