April 25th, 2024

Reds look to defend U Sports men’s hockey title and cap unbeaten season

By The Canadian Press on March 16, 2024.

TORONTO – Colton Kammerer and the University of New Brunswick Reds will have a shot at defending their Canadian university men’s hockey title and completing an unbeaten season.

Kammerer had a goal and two assists to lead the top-seeded Reds to a 7-0 semifinal win over the Toronto Metropolitan University Bold on Saturday. UNB will face either the McGill Redbirds or Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres Patriotes in the final Sunday.

McGill and UQTR face off in the other semifinal contest Saturday night.

Samuel Richard stopped 22 shots to register the shutout for New Brunswick, which led 3-0 after the first period and 5-0 entering the third.

Austen Keating and Jason Willms both had a goal and an assist for New Brunswick. Sean McGurn, Kale McCallum, Kade Landry and Camaryn Baber also scored for the winners while Brady Gilmour registered four assists.

Toronto goaltender Kai Edmonds stopped 41 shots.

New Brunswick is looking to cap an undefeated season with another U Sports crown. The Reds posted a perfect 30-0-0 regular-season record and haven’t lost a game this year _ including exhibition contests _ and last tasted defeat March 7, 2023.

The Reds also haven’t allowed a goal in the national championship tournament. They opened the University Cup with a 4-0 quarterfinal win over eighth-seeded Brock.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 16, 2024.

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