UNB Saint John Seawolves Newsletter Issue 2, Volume 1
Varsity In Review
It continues to be a big year for varsity sport at UNB Saint John. From hosting the CCAA Men’s Soccer Nationals to the beginning of the basketball and volleyball season, it’s been a busy ﬁrst term. Here’s an update: Men’s Soccer It was an up and down season for the Seawolves before playoffs. The Wolves placed fourth going into the playoffs and faced the number one MSVU Mystics, who they battled hard but ultimately weren’t able to defeat for the championship. The boys returned to Saint John, and practiced rigorously prior to their ﬁrst game of the Nationals, where they took on the number one Humber College, and played extremely well keeping the score within one. The Wolves ended the Nationals in seventh place, after defeating Atlantic rivals the MSVU Mystics in
Clubs In Review
Women’s Rugby The Seawolves Women’s Rugby team played their ﬁrst year of exhibition against ACAA teams and proved they were a force to be reckoned with. Under the leadership of new head coach, Natasha Jordan, the girls ended their exhibition season four wins, one loss. Their success looks promising for the program and could see a move into varsity should it continue to grow. Men’s Football The Seawolves Football team had an
December 2013 an intense shoot out. (See page two and three for a few photos from the event) Women’s Soccer Women’s soccer continued to improve this year, and were only two points away from making playoffs this year, which they will work on for next year in the care of Jennifer Bergeron who was named a coach apprentice for the CCAA this year. Men’s Basketball The boys came out swinging and claimed two wins in their ﬁrst two games of the season. They are currently sixth in the league as they continue their bid for playoffs. Women’s Basketball The Wolves women experiencing some wins and losses this term putting them in sixth place for the ACAA. The girls have had some great additions
to the team and will look to capture a playoff spot this year. Men’s Volleyball The men’s volleyball team is looking to grab ﬁrst place in the league this year, and although they’ve only played two games so far this season, they are really making an impact on the court and will be a team to watch. Women’s Volleyball The women’s volleyball team is sitting in ﬁfth place in the ACAA as they ﬁght for a spot on playoffs. The girls have also shown they are a force to be reckoned with on the court. In Other News You can now watch all UNBSJ ACAA games live streamed online courtesy of Bell Aliant Community One. Visit www. acaatv.ca to watch and enjoy Seawolves action from your home.
impressive season losing only one of six games pre-playoffs. In the semi ﬁnals the Wolves were able to capture a win over the UNB Fredericton Red Bombers which won them the Jack Irving Cup and sent them to the ﬁnals. The guys battled hard, but ultimately fell to the Holland College Hurricanes in the ﬁnals. Women’s Hockey Women’s hockey is well underway in Saint John with the girls sitting at 9 wins 7 losses in the season so far. With the departure of head coach, Richard
Johnson, the girls are now under the direction of Gary Leslie and David Munro. You can view the schedule and game times on the website: http://www.unb.ca/ saintjohn/athletics/clubsports/womensicehockey.html Badminton UNBSJ’s Curtis Quigley defeated Roger Simard of Oromocto to win the open singles division at the On and Off Court Black Knight Christmas Classic regional badminton tournament.
NATIONALS IN REVIEW
n November, the UNB Saint John Seawolves played host to the 2013 Men’s Soccer Nationals. The event attracted thousands from across the country, and through it’s live webcast, thousands across the world. The event was a huge success in part thanks to the hard work of the organizing committee, the volunteers and those who came out to watch some of the best soccer played this side of the world.
To see all the photos from the soccer nationals, visit: www.ﬂickr.com/ccaasportsacsc/