As a memento to their success of becoming National Champions, and to the honor and prestige that it brought to the University - each member of the team was presented with a custom crafted Championship ring. There were 31 members of the team that received rings with an additional ring being minted for Chancellor Fredrik Eaton, the primary funder of the Ring Project.
Daryl Rivers and Dax MacLean with their rings
It's heavy metal. Heavy. Ten karat gold,
it was designed by Jostens representative Pat Tyre and former coach Mike Kelly.
The face of the ring has a dominating V with Reds scripted on the face, with a diamond encrusted above the script. Encircling the surface is script which reads 1998 National Champions. On one side is a caricature of the Unversity Cup, while the other commemorates the first step in the process, the AUAA championship.
The player's name and number is on the side as well.
by Bill Hunt, The Daily Gleaner, October 26, 1998
Each of the images below links to a larger and more detailed example.
Mike Kelly - Head Coach
Brad Shepard & Karl Taylor - Assistant Coaches
Dr. Ross Myers - Team Doctor
Shane Farrah - Team Manager
Dr. David Scott - Sport Psychologist
Joe Glenn - Athletic Therapist
Wade Yeo - Trainer
|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
Jim Born - UNB Athletic Director
Fredrik S. Eaton, O.C. - UNB Chancellor