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1999/00 Year End Write-up and Stats

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There have been wild rides in various hockey circles before, but it's a safe bet that few were more exhilarating and breathtaking than teh UNB Varsity Reds run towards the CIAU title this past season.

The resulting nickname of "Cardica Kids" was well earned, with seemingly constant overtime action for the boys in red'n black and the amazing success that came with it. The Varsity Reds won the silver medal at the CIAUs. The Reds has an 11-10 record in late January. At that point, the Reds started a road swing to Wolfville and Halifax which resulted in a pair of shootout victories. Two weeks later the Reds took a giant step toward that goal when Colin Beardsmore - in a brilliant foreshadowing act - scored with 12 seconds left in a 3-2 win over Moncton. That victory paved the way to second place and an opening round date with the Blue Eagles.

In Game 1 of the best-of-three series, Colin was up to his old tricks with the overtime winner in a 6-5 triumph. That was a major victory, which paved the way for a cautious, yet effective approach in Game 2. The Reds swept the series with a 3-0 shutout for fourth year veteran goalie, Ken Carroll.

Then came a showdown with cross-campus rival St. Thomas in the MacAdam Division final, a series, which opened on a sour note. The Reds fell behind early and eventually lost 6-2. In game 2, Ryan Naismith netted the overtime winner resulting in sending the teams to the Lady Beaverbrook Ring for a thrid game. UNB, thanks to a pair of early goals from Peter MacKellar, routed the Tommies 7-0.

Up next on the docket were the Acadia Axemen, the same team head coach Tom Coolen led to the 1993 CIAU title and the same school UNB defeated to claim their 1998 national trophy. The teams split the first two games in Fredericton before UNB won a pair of thrilling double overtime tilts in Wolfville.

UNB won the third game on a goal by Joe Bouvier and then Colin clicned the series - and the Atlantic University Athletic Association hockey title banner - with another overtime tally in the forth game.

Suddenly airfare was being line dup for the Saskatoon and a return trip to the Nationals. As it turned out, the Atlantic Championship was a fitting preview of the Nationals where drama, emotion, suspence and spine-tingling excitment dominated.

UNB was seeded fourth in the tournament and that meant a first round matchup with Western Ontario, which, of course, went to overtime. Colin scored the winning goal in the 5th minute of overtime. Then came another date with overtime, but one that wasn't required until Coling tied the game 4-4 with 27 seconds remaining in regulation to silence the home U. Saskatchewan crowd. Darren Shakotko won it on a powerplay 24 minutes into overtime which now allowed the team to contend for the national title. It was the UNB Varsity Reds against the Alberta Golden Bears, unfortunately overtime was unkind to the Cardiac Kids as they suffered their only overtime loss of the year. However, the V-Reds took home the silver medal from the CIAUs.

Two members of the Reds were named to the tournament all-star team - defenseman Darren Shakotko and forward Colin Beardsmore. Prior to the nationals, fourth-year winger peter MacKellar was selected the MacAdam Division all-star team and was also named the Atalntic Conference Most Sportsmanlike Player of the year.

Earlier in the season, three members of the Reds - Colin, Peter MacKellar and team captain Daryl Rivers - were selected to the Atlantic Conference all-star team which took on Team Canada in two games at Acadia Arena. Colin was the AUAA Player of the game in the openning game, scroing one goal and setting up another in a 5-4 OT loss.

The fans and supporters of the VReds will never forget the "Cardiac Kids" of the 1999-2000 season.

Milestones

Team Members

Daryl Rivers - Captain            Craig Minard - Assistant Captain

Colin Beardsmore                  
Joe Bouvier                       Jeff Peddigrew
Ken Carroll                       Adam Redmond
Eric Demers                       Daryl Rivers
Jay Doyle                         Graham Schlender
Tyson Flinn                       Greg Scott
Dave Geris                        Darren Shakotko
Rob Hegberg                       Craig Soke
Peter MacKellar                   Brian Stewart
Darryl McArthur                   Ryan Walsh
Ryan Naismith                     Calvin Watson

Head Coach:          Tom Coolen
Assistant Coaches:   Mark Francis and Doug Reynolds
Trainer:             Joe Glenn
Manger:              Jamie MacDonald
Team Doctor:         Dr. Ross Myers

Awards

Season
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Mark Jeffrey Memorial Award
Daryl Rivers

A. Ross 'Punch' Walker Memorial Awards
Ken Carroll
Ryan Naismith
Rob Hegberg

Team
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Letter Winners
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Rookie of the year
Colin Beardsmore

Most Improved Player
Calvin Watson

Pete Violette Memorial Award (Outstanding Defenceman)
Craig Minard

Mark Jeffrey Memorial Trophy
Ryan Naismith

Most Valuable Player
Ken Carroll

Distinction Rings
Ken Carroll
Peter MacKellar
Craig Minard
Ryan Naismith
Daryl Rivers

School Awards
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UNB Male Athlete of the Week
Greg Scott, Week #5 - October 5th
Colin Beardsmore, Week #13 - December 5th
Ken Carroll, Week #14 - January 10th
Ryan Walsh, Week #16 - January 24th
Ken Carroll, Week #20 - February 21st
UNB Varsity Reds Hockey, Team Award, Week #23 - March 13th

UNB Male Athlete of the Month
Ryan Walsh - January

Moosehead & UNB Rookie of the Year
Colin Beardsmore

James Downey Shield - Male Athlete of the Year
Ken Carroll

AUAA Awards
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AUAA Players of the Week
Greg Scott, Week #5 - October 5th
Colin Beardsmore, Week #13 - December 5th
Ryan Walsh, Forward, Week #16 - January 24th
Ken Carroll, Goalie, Week #20 - February 21st

AUAA Tim Horton Cup Challenge All-Stars (All-Star Game)
Daryl Rivers
Peter MacKellar
Colin Beardsmore

AUAA MacAdam Division First Team All-Stars (Year End)
Peter MacKellar

AUAA Most Sportsmanlike Player
Peter MacKellar

CIAU Awards
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CIAU Male Athlete of the Week
Ryan Walsh, Week #16 - January 26th

CIAU Nationals - All Tournament Team
Colin Beardsmore, Forward
Darren Shakotko, Defence

Standings

Final League Standings
Rk MacADAM DIV     GP  W    L   OL   F    A     P
 4 St. Thomas      26  18   8   2   128   94   38
10 UNB             26  15  11   0    99   93   30
   Moncton         26  14  12   1   115  110   29
   UPEI            26   6  20   2    72  126   14

Rk KELLY DIV       GP  W    L   OL   F    A     P
 6 Saint Mary's    26  18   8   5   118   82   41
 9 StFX            26  15  11   5   103   85   35
   Acadia          26  13  13   2    80   82   28
   Dalhousie       26   5  21   5    71  114   15 

Rankings

Year End (March 20, 2000 - pre tournament)
   1. USask (1)     T
   2. UQTR (2)      T
   3. Alberta (3)   T
   4. UNB (5)       T
   5. Western (4)   T
   6. Calgary (6)   T
   7. McGill (7)
   8. Acadia (8)
   9. STU (9) 
  10. WLU (10)

T - CIAU Tournament Teams
Notes
Made the National Rankings 13 of 19 weeks.
Highest ranking - 8th (Weeks #2 & #3).
Longest Streak (98/99) - 3 straight weeks (Week #1 to Week #3)
Longest Continuous Streak - 29 straight weeks (Week #11 to #18 96/97)=  8
                                              (Week  #1 to #18 97/98)= 18
                                              (Week  #1 to  #3 98/99)=  3

Rank  Week #
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 1.   -
 2.   -
 3.   -
 4.   Weeks 17, 18
 5.   Week 16
 6.   -
 7.   -
 8.   Weeks 7, 8 & 11
 9.   Weeks 12 & 15
10.   Weeks 6, 9, 10 & 14
Chart
Rank  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
==== == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == ==
 1.   S  S  S  B  B        B  B  B  B  B  B  S  S  S  S  S
 2.                  B  B  S  S  S  S  S     B  B  B  B
 3.   B  B  B  S  S  S  S                 S              B 
 4.                                                   *  *
 5.                                                *
 6.
 7.                                                A  A
 8.      A              *  *        *                    A
 9.   A                                *        *
10.         A  A  A  *        *  *           *  A
NR.            

* - Denotes UNB's Ranking
S - Denotes Saskatchewan's Ranking
A - Denotes Acadia's Ranking
B - Denotes Alberta's Ranking

Players

Final Regular Season Points
# PLAYER                   GP    G    A    PTS  PIM   GWG  PPG  SHG
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25 MACLEAN, Dax "A"         26	 17   18    35    44    1    7    1


   UNB Team                 26	  0    0     0    26        33    7


 #   Goalie         W  L  T  GA   GAA  MIN  SO Shots Save%
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34 CARROLL, Ken     7  6  0  37  3.13  710   1  403  .908

Team

Final Regular Season Team Statistics

Record
Win  15  Home:  8-5-0   
Loss 11  Away:  7-6-0   
Tie   0    OT:  1-0-3  SO: 3-0-0   
Goals/Game
      Total  AVG
      =====  ====
GF      99   3.80
GA      93   3.57

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