The University Cup national tournament has been held in Fredericton on four occasions in the past, each time with overwhelming success. Capacity crowds of over 3,500 fans filled UNB's Aitken University Centre during a two-year run in 2003 and 2004, and again in 2011 and 2012.
"The University of New Brunswick is honoured to be named host of the 2017 and 2018 U SPORTS men's hockey University Cup," said John Richard, Director of Athletics. "This event will have a significant impact on our campus, our city and the entire region. We feel privileged that the U SPORTS has entrusted us with this event and will put our very best effort forward to provide a memorable lifelong experience for all involved."