1976/77

Team Roster & Stats - AUAA 1977/78

1978/79

Name:Red Devils
Record:4-14-2
Head Coach:Don MacAdam
Asst. Coach:Jim Matheson
Captain & Asst.:Dave Kent with Phil Handrahan & Dave Neill
Staff:G. Brien, D. Kelly & C. McKenna

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Coach MacAdam
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Gary Bernard
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Brian Craig
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George Wood
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Phil Handrahan
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University of New Brunswick hired Don MacAdam as coach with the hope that he could turn their bad fortune of 1976-77 around. Most of the local players like Bob McSorley, Gerry Goodine, J.J. McInnis, Mark Rickard, and Gordie Tufts, along with Bobby Jones and Dave Wright went back to Junior hockey.

A big catch was grabbing goalie Gary Bernard from James M. Hill High School in Chatham. A near complete changeover in the roaster came as the Red Devils added Kevin Bolgar (Labrador City), Gordie Burns (MVHS), Jon Coster, Brian Craig (Ottawa), Bruce Dunville, Bruce Kierstead (Saint John 77s), Dan Mortimer (Gravenhurst, Ont.), Ed Pinder, Ian Pineau (PEI), John Pollabauer (Cap Pele) and Fred Slipp.
There was great relief when the Devils got great goal tending from Gary Bernard to beat Acadia 4-3 in the home opener, but they got a rude awakening the next night when St. Mary's administered a 12-1 spanking.

That debacle started an eight game losing streak that was ended by a 3-3 tie at home with Mt. A. From then on, MacAdam had the Devils play at a 4-6-1 pace that showed some signs of improvement.

UNB didn't have any of the scoring leaders, but George Wood (14-10) wasnt' far off. The team only managed to score 59 goals, but got decent production from Dave Kent (8-10) and Phil Handrahan (7-8). Dave Neill led in penalty minutes with 86, far ahead of Jon Coster (40). George Wood won the Corbett Medal as the oustanding Make Athlete of the Year for uNB.

Ernie Fitsimmons, The History of Hockey in Fredericton: Volume 3 (pg. 171-172)

Reg. Season
Name GP G A Pts PIM
Gary Bernard 20 0 0 0 6
Kevin Bolger 18 1 5 6 16
Gordie Burns 16 1 0 1 20
Gerry Chisholm 7 5 1 6 6
Jon Coster 15 0 2 2 40
Brian Craig 19 2 5 7 6
Kevin Daley 12 1 2 3 16
Bruce Dumville 8 2 3 5 4
Phil Handrahan 20 7 8 15 38
Dave Kent 20 8 10 18 6
Bruce Kierstead 16 2 5 7 6
Ken MacLean 18 0 0 0 0
Jim Matheson 1 0 0 0 0
Dan Mortimer 7 2 3 5 8
Dave Neill 14 3 1 4 86
Rod Pike 20 0 4 4 24
Ed Pinder 19 6 4 10 16
Ian Pineau 15 0 5 5 12
John Pollabauer 18 2 4 6 14
Fred Slipp 14 1 3 4 10
Jim Thompson 1 0 0 0 0
Bob Toner 19 2 4 6 16
George Wood 20 14 10 24 10

Goalie Stats

NameTypeGamesGoalsAssistsPointsPMTot. Min.Tot. Game(s)GAA
Gary BernardL 20 0 0 0 6 960 16 games and 0 min.6.44
Ken MacLeanL 18 0 0 0 0 260 4 games and 20 min.6.23
Jim ThompsonL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 min.0.00
Total-League 1220 20 games and 20 min.

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