1993/94

Team Roster & Stats - AUAA 1994/95

1995/96

Name:Varsity Reds
Record:18-4-4
Head Coach:Danny Grant
Asst. Coaches:Shane Easter, Scott Smith, Brian Ford
Captain & Asst.:Todd Sparks with Karl Taylor, Alastir Still & Mike Cavanagh
Staff:Dan Malley & Dave Simms

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Coach Grant
Coach Grant
Coach Grant
Frank Leblanc
Frank
Leblanc
Frank
Leblanc
Wade Simpson
Wade
Simpson
Wade
Simpson
Bill Wright
Bill
Wright
Bill
Wright
Todd Sparks
Todd
Sparks
Todd
Sparks
Derek Cormier
Derek
Cormier
Derek
Cormier

Danny Grant moved on after several great seasons coaching the Midget AAA team when he was named an Assistant Coach with UNB. In August he was named head coach after Mike Johnston left to become assistant coach with Team Canada.

The Varsity Red's losses included Trevor Boland, Ken Murchison, Rob Boldon, Mike O'Donnell and Mark Ross, along with goalies Mark Dawkins and Greg Reid. UNB brought in goalie Frank Leblanc who had been MVP of the Maritime Junior league with Antigonish to share minutes with Jason Payne. New players included twin brothers Luke and Ted Naylor, along with Todd Shupe, Wade Simpson and Bill Wright. Bob Naylor played with UNB (1961-65) and was father of the Naylor twins.

UNB had a great season (18-4-4) to finish first in the MacAdam Division, but they split three games with STU (3-3,4-5,7-4). Todd Sparks (29-23) had a great season and finished first in goals and third in points for the whole league, while Toby Burkitt (14-29), Derek Cormier (22-19) and defenseman Mike Cavanaugh (9-29) all had good years. Goalie Frank Leblanc was a 1st All-Star along with Cavanaugh, Sparks and Cormier. Leblanc and Sparks were also selected as All-Canadian players by the CIAU, even though he (Leblanc) missed some time with mononucleosis. Lesley Redden came in as backup and became the first female to play in a men's University game when she played twenty minutes against Mt. Allison giving up no goals.

The playoffs saw the 1st place Varsity Reds take on third place St. Thomas (11-12-3) in what was billed as their first playoff meeting ever. In game one, the Tommies pulled a suprise ny taking the game 4-3 on a Carlso Assayag overtime tally. UNB had 3 powerplay goals and St. Thomas 2.

Game 2 was also a close affair, with Derek Cormier scoring the the winner in a 4-2 UNB triumph that tied the series; the clincher saw a great performance by Tommies goalie Johnny Lorenzo as UNB outhsot STU 40-26 but lost 9-3. Derek Cormier (2-2), Karl Taylor (2-2) and Dan Sherstenka (1-2) were tops in those 3 games.

Ernie Fitsimmons, The History of Hockey in Fredericton: Volume 4 (pg. 282)

(correction: There is no 'u' in Cavanagh and it should be Carlos Assayag, not Carlso).

Reg. Season Playoffs
Name GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Shawn Betts 3 0 0 0 2
Craig Brocklehurst 19 6 4 10 14 | 2 2 0 2 0
Toby Burkitt 26 14 29 43 39 | 3 0 1 1 2
Mike Cavanagh 26 9 29 38 20 | 3 0 1 1 4
Derek Cormier 26 22 19 41 22 | 3 2 2 4 0
Chris Ellis 18 5 3 8 22 | 2 0 0 0 0
Rob Knesaurek 24 7 17 24 59 | 3 0 0 0 18
Francois LeBlanc 19 0 1 1 2 | 3 0 0 0 0
Scott Muscutt 24 3 10 13 66 | 3 0 0 0 2
Chris Nadeau 26 4 10 14 14 | 3 1 0 1 2
Luke Naylor 25 14 12 26 22 | 3 0 0 0 0
Ted Naylor 22 3 12 15 12 | 3 0 1 1 0
Jason Payne 26 0 0 0 0 | 3 0 0 0 0
Chris Peach 21 12 10 22 20 | 3 0 0 0 0
Lesley Reddon 7 0 0 0 0
Kelly Reed 23 0 26 26 24 | 3 0 1 1 0
Troy Ryan 25 4 8 12 38 | 1 0 0 0 0
Dan Sherstenka 25 4 5 9 56 | 3 1 2 3 4
Todd Shupe 8 0 2 2 4
Wade Simpson 26 7 6 13 28 | 3 0 1 1 0
Todd Sparks 26 29 23 52 65 | 3 1 1 2 12
Alastair Still 18 9 7 16 4 | 3 0 2 2 4
Karl Taylor 26 2 10 12 22 | 3 2 2 4 2
Jason Underhill 13 0 4 4 34
Bill Wright 12 7 9 16 10 | 3 1 1 2 2

Goalie Stats

NameTypeGamesGoalsAssistsPointsPMTot. Min.Tot. Game(s)GAA
Francois LeBlancL 19 0 1 1 2 1071 17 games and 51 min.3.36
P 3 0 0 0 0 156 2 games and 36 min.4.61
Jason PayneL 26 0 0 0 0 491 8 games and 11 min.3.18
P 3 0 0 0 0 29 29 min.6.19
Lesley ReddonL 7 0 0 0 0 20 20 min.0.00
Total-League 1582 26 games and 22 min.
Total-Playoffs 185 3 games and 5 min.
Total 1767 29 games and 27 min.

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