UNB Varsity Reds win U Cup 5-3 over Saskatchewan Huskies

UNB Varsity Reds win U Cup 5-3 over Saskatchewan Huskies

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds have defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskies to win the national men's university hockey final for the second straight year.

The game was played in Fredericton at the Aitken Centre and was sold out.

The Varsity Reds entered the third period with a 4-2 lead, but the Huskies scored on a five-on-three power play early in the third period, to narrow the gap to 4-3. Kohl Bauml scored at 4:17 to bring the score to 4-3. He was assisted by Connor Gay and Logan McVeigh.

But the Varsity Reds came back and scored on a power play at the 8:50 mark. Cam Braes scored his fourth of the game and was assisted by Jordan Murray and Philippe Maillet.

Previous meetings between the Varisty Reds and Huskies have resulted in the Reds winning each time, outscoring the Huskies 14-6 prior to today's game.

The Acadia Axeman of Wolfville, N.S., beat the St. Francis Xavier X-Men of Antigonish, N.S., 7-3 for the bronze medal earlier Sunday.

This was the second year in a row the University Cup has gone to UNB, which beat St. Francis Xavier in the final last year in Halifax.

Correction : An earlier version of this story said incorrectly that UNB won the University Cup for the second straight year on home ice. In fact, the team won the 2016 cup in Halifax.(Mar 20, 2017 9:25 AM)