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1997/98 Year End Write-up and Stats

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The 1997-98 edition of the Varsity Reds Hockey team was presented with a huge challenge at the beginning of the year. The goal was to win a national championship and to do so with good people. The media had the team picked for first place, to repeat as AUAA Champions and to make history by becoming the first National Championship team in UNB hockey history. The predictions were fueled by a number one national ranking from the first weekend of the season, which put the team under tremendous pressure from then on.

The decision was made to embrace the challenge ahead and remain focused all season. They did not want to side step anything and make it seem they were lucky to achieve their goal. The season was very successful as the team set records for points and wins in a season for the AUAA and maintained a number one national ranking all season, except one week during the playoffs.

The playoffs saw the team grow through adversity as they were pushed to three games against UPEI and three games against Acadia in the AUAA final. The team won its 2nd AUAA Championship in two years marking the first time back to back AUAA championships have been won at UNB. The team then went off to Saskatoon, again as the favourite and again embracing the challenge ahead of them. They responded by winning the first ever national championship in the school's history. They won a national championship, and did so with good people.

Key Graduates: Jason Campeau, Todd Shupe and Jeff Wilson

Team Members

Daryl Rivers - Captain              Bill Lang - Assistant Captain
Jason Campbell - Assistant Captain  Chris Zanutto - Assistant Captain
Jeff Andrews                        Damien Bloye
Pete MacKellar                      Jason Campeau
Scott Cherrey                       Dax MacLean
Ken Carroll                         Craig Minard
Kirk Gormley                        Kyle Quinn
Todd Shupe                          Jeff Wilson
Ryan Naismith                       Ryan Lindsay
Ryan Burgoyne                       Chris Van Dyk
Brian Stewart                       Tyson Flinn

Head Coach:         Mike Kelly
Assistant Coaches:  Brad Shepard, Karl Taylor
Sport Psychologist: Dr. David Scott
Trainers:           Wade Yeo, Joe Glenn

Awards

Team
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Milestone:
Dax MacLean (in his third year) is the only active player in the top 10 in Career Points and Career Goals. Dax now has career points of 123 and moves into 8th place, just 1 point back of Mark Jeffrey and Ken Murchison. He has career goals of 60, and moves into a 6th place tie with Ken Murchison.
Dax moved into 15th place on the career assists list with 63.

Jeff Andrews tied the record for most Assists in one Season set by Mark Jeffrey in 1984, with 38. Mark's record was set in 24 games, while Jeff matched it in 28.
Jeff is the only active player in the top 10 in Career Assists. Jeff now has 71 career assists and moves up to a 9th place tie with Marty Winslow.

This year's team set records for most Goals, Games Won and Points in one season. The most Goals record was set in 1979 with 163, in 27 games, beaten this year with a mark of 167 in 28. The record for most Wins and Points was set in 1983 with 21 wins and 42 points,in 24 games, beaten this year with a mark of 24 wins and 49 points in 28 games.

Trainer Award
Wade Yeo

Letter Winners
Damien Bloye
Ryan Burgoyne
Scott Cherrey
Tyson Flinn
Kirk Gormley
Bill Lang
Ryan Lindsay
Peter MacKellar
Ryan Naismith
Brian Stewart
Chris Van Dyk
Jeff Wilson

Rookie of the year
Ryan Lindsay

Most Improved Player
Todd Shupe

Most Valuable Player
Dax MacLean

Pete Violette Memorial Award (Outstanding Defenceman)
Daryl Rivers

Mark Jeffrey Memorial Trophy
Jason Campbell

School Awards
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UNB Male Co-Rookie of the Year
Ryan Lindsay (tied w/ BBall Jeff Cotter)

UNB Male Athlete of the Week
Bill Lang - October 20, 1997
Dax MacLean - November 17, 1997
Ryan Lindsay - February 2, 1998
Peter MacKellar - March 2, 1998
Ryan Lindsay - March 9, 1998
Ken Carroll - March 16, 1998
Chris Zanutto - March 30, 1998

UNB Male Athlete of the Month
Bill Lang - October, 1997
Dax MacLean - November, 1997
Chris Zanutto & Ken Carroll - March, 1998

AUAA Awards
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AUAA MacAdam Division All-Stars (All-Star Game)
Dax MacLean - Forward
Jeff Andrews - Forward
Jason Campbell - Forward
Jason Campeau - Forward
Daryl Rivers - Defence
Chris Zanutto - Defence
Ken Carroll - Goal

AUAA MacAdam Division First Team All-Stars (Year End)
Dax MacLean - Forward
Jeff Andrews - Forward
Daryl Rivers - Defense
Ken Carroll - Goal

AUAA Rookie of the Year (Hockey)
Ryan Lindsay

AUAA Most Sportsmanlike Player (Hockey)
Dax MacLean

AUAA Most Valuable Player (Hockey)
Dax MacLean

AUAA Coach of the Year (Hockey)
Mike Kelly

AUAA Male Athlete of the Week
Bill Lang - October 20, 1997
Dax MacLean - November 17, 1997
Peter MacKellar - March 2, 1998
Chris Zanutto - March 30, 1998

CIAU Awards
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CIAU Male Athlete of the Week
Bill Lang - October 20, 1997
Chris Zanutto - March 30, 1998

Royal Bank Financial Group Academic All-Canadians
Ryan Naismith - Forward
Chris Zanutto - Defence

CIAU All-Canadian
Dax MacLean - Forward (Second Team)

CIAU All-Rookie Team
Ryan Lindsay - Forward
Chris Van Dyk - Defense

CIAU Rookie of the Year - Clare Drake Trophy Winner
Ryan Lindsay

CIAU Coach of the Year (Hockey)
Mike Kelly

CIAU All-Tournament Team
Ken Carroll - Goal

CIAU Tournament MVP
Chris Zanutto

Standings

Final League Standings
Rk MacADAM DIV     GP  W   L  T    F   A   p
 1 UNB             28 24   3  1  167  68  49
   STU (1)         28 14  11  3  141 135  32
   Moncton*        28 11  14  3   96 139  25 | 4-1-0
   UPEI*           28 11  16  1  134 145  25 | 1-4-0
   Mt. A.          28  3  23  2   84 171   8

Rk KELLY DIV       GP  W   L  T    F   A   p
10 St. FX          28 18   8  2  129 102  39
 7 Acadia          28 17  10  1  133  93  35
   DAL             28 11  16  1  109 117  23
   SMU (1)         28  8  16  4   91 114  21

Note: Points awarded for overtime loss (1).

Rankings

Year End (March 17, 1998 - pre tournament)
*  1. UNB (1) (17/18 weeks at #1)
  T2. Saskatchwen (T2)
  T2. UQTR (4)
   4. Alberta (T2)
   5. Windsor (5)
   6. Guelph (7)
*  7. Acadia (6)
   8. York (9)
   9. Manitoba (8)
* 10. St. FX (1o)
Notes
Made the National Rankings 18 of 18 weeks.
Highest ranking - 1st (every week but Week #16).
Not ranked - never.
Longest Streak - 26 straight weeks (Week 11-18/'97 & 18 Weeks/'98)

Rank  Week #
====  ======
 1.   Weeks 1-15 & 17-18
 2.   Week 16 (Mar 2nd)
 3.   -
 4.   -
 5.   -
 6.   -
 7.   -
 8.   -
 9.   -
10.   -
Chart
Rank  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
==== == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == ==
 1.   *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *     *  *
 2.            B  B              B  B  B  B  B     *
 3.   B  B  B        B  B                       B  B  B
 4.                        B  B                          B
 5.
 6.                                                   A
 7.                                             A  A     A
 8.
 9.                                          A
10.                                       A
NR.

A - Denotes Acadia's Ranking
B - Denotes Alberta's Ranking

Players

Final Regular Season Points
 # PLAYER                   GP    G    A   PTS   PIM  GWG  PPG  SHG
===================================================================
25 MACLEAN, Dax             28   26   23    49    48    4   14   0
 6 ANDREWS, Jeff            28   10   38    48    67    0    3   0
11 CAMPBELL, Jason "A"      28   18   25    43    48    4    6   0
44 LINDSAY, Ryan            25   19   17    36    69    3    4   2
 8 MACKELLAR, Peter         27   22   12    34    25    2    2   0
 7 CAMPEAU, Jason           28   17   17    34    18    5    6   1
15 BURGOYNE, Ryan           28   15   17    32    12    2    5   2
75 RIVERS, Daryl "C"        27    4   25    29    58    0    4   0
12 LANG, Bill "A"           13   10   16    26    28    1    2   2
20 CHERREY, Scott           26    7   15    22    36    1    0   1
27 STEWART, Brian           28    1   16    17    26    0    1   0
 5 ZANUTTO, Chris "A"       21    1   15    16    32    0    1   0
21 MINARD, Craig            24    1   15    16     8    1    1   0
 3 VAN DYK, Chris           25    3    9    12   100    1    1   0
33 BLOYE, Damien            22    4    5     9    12    0    1   2
10 NAISMITH, Ryan           28    4    3     7    38    0    0   0
30 SHUPE, Todd              27    1    5     6    22    0    0   0
13 QUINN, Kyle              24    3    1     4    14    0    0   0
 2 WILSON, Jeff             23    1    1     2    10    0    1   0
 4 FLINN, Tyson             17    0    1     1     4    0    0   0
34 CARROLL, Ken             27    0    1     1    10    0    0   0
35 GORMLEY, Kirk            28    0    0     0     0    0    0   0
   ROBICHAUD, Matt           1    0    0     0     0    0    0   0

   UNB Team                 28    0    0     0    14        52  10

CIAU SCORING (Top 20)        GP   G   A    P   GPG   APG   PPG
 10  Dax MacLean, UNB        28  26  23   49   0.93  0.82  1.75 (AUAA #2)
 11  Jeff Andrews, UNB       28  10  38   48   0.36  1.36  1.71 (AUAA #3)
T14  Jason Campbell, UNB     28  18  25   43   0.64  0.89  1.54

 #   Goalie         W  L  T  GA   GAA  MIN  SO Shots Save%
==========================================================
34 CARROLL, Ken    16  2  1  47  2.38 1184   0  615  .924
35 GORMLEY, Kirk    8  1  0  19  2.28  501   0  202  .906
   ROBICHAUD, Matt  0

CIAU GOALIES (Top 10)         GP    MP  GA  Avg
2nd  Ken Carroll, UNB         27  1184  47  2.38

Team

Final Regular Season Team Statistics

Record
Win    24
Loss    3
Tie     1
Goals/Game
      Total  AVG
      =====  ===
GF     167   5.96  (5) empty net goals
GA      68   2.42  (2) empty net goals
Shots/Game
      Total   AVG
      =====  ====
SF    1043   37.3
SA     818   29.2
Team Records
Most Assists in one Season -- Individual
Mark Jeffrey (1984): 38 assists in 24 games (1.6 per game).
Jeff Andrews after 28 games: 38 (1.36 per game)
Jeff Andrews matched Mark Jeffrey's record!

Most Goals in one Season -- Team
1979: 163 goals in 27 games (6.0 per game).
This team after 28 games: 167 (5.97 per game)
A new record!

Most Wins in one Season -- Team
1983: 21 wins in 24 games played (21-3-0).
This team after 28 games: 24 wins (24-3-1)
A new record!

Most Points in one Season -- Team
1983: 42 points in 24 games played (21-3-0).
This team after 28 games: 49 points
A new record!

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