Men’s Hockey News

U SPORTS Rankings: University of New Brunswick Reds open at No. 1 in Men’s Hockey

Oct. 19, 2021

TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The University of New Brunswick Reds begin the season as the team to beat in Men’s Hockey.

In their most recent matchup, the Reds (4-0) beat Saint Mary’s Huskies (1-3) by a score of 5-2 after claiming a 4-1 victory earlier in the week over the No.5 Acadia Axemen. UNB visits the No.10 StFX X-Men (3-1) on Friday in hopes of keeping the unbeaten streak alive.

The 2019 silver medalist Golden Bears (1-1) begin the year in the No.3 spot, while the Saskatchewan Huskies (0-0) claim No.2 to start the campaign.

The men’s hockey rankings utilize a combination of the ELO Rating System and select media panels for the calculation of national rankings.

Women’s hockey rankings will begin in November 3rd.

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Women’s cross-country saw Laval move up the ranks, tying the Guelph Gryphons for the No.1 ranking after a strong showing at the AUS-RSEQ Interlock. Jessy Lacourse of the Rouge et Or lead the way with the fastest time.

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In men’s cross country, Laval also tied Guelph for the top spot in the rankings after dominating the podium in the AUS-RSEQ Interlock. Thomas Fafard led the pack, while teammates Jean-Simon Desgagnės and Jonathan Tedeschi finished second and third.

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In football, the No.1 Montreal Carabins (5-1) remain atop the rankings after a 31-19 victory over the Concordia Stingers (3-3). Bert Beaulieu dominated for the Carabins, rushing for 151 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

The Manitoba Bisons (3-0) moved up two spots to No.4 after a gutsy come-from-behind victory over the Calgary Dinos (1-2), while the Laurier Golden Hawks (2-2) make it back into the Top-10 after blanking the McMaster Marauders (1-3) by a score of 22-0.

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On the rugby pitch, the No.1 Laval Rouge et Or (6-0) and No. 2 Queen’s Gaels (3-0) hold steady in their respective positions, while the Acadia Axewomen jump to No.3 after taking down the StFX X-Women (3-3) to complete their undefeated season. The Axewomen will take on the winner of StFX and UPEI Panthers (3-3) in the AUS finals.

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In women’s Soccer, the Trinity Western Spartans (11-0-1) stay put at No.1 after a scoreless draw against the No.4-ranked UBC Thunderbirds (8-1-1).

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In men’s soccer, the Montreal Carabins retain their top spot after defeating the Sherbrooke Vert et Or (0-8-1) 3-0. Goalkeeper Félix Goulet recorded four saves for the clean sheet.

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Finally, women’s field hockey saw no movement in the Top-5 as the defending U SPORTS champion Victoria Vikes (4-0-0) were idle. The Toronto Varsity Blues (6-0-1) stay at No.2 after wins over the Queen’s Gaels (0-6-0), remaining undefeated on the season.

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Click HERE for the complete rankings.

U SPORTS uses the ELO Rating System and select media panels for the calculation of its weekly national rankings. ELO’s unique algorithm blends a statistical calculation with customized variables that is adaptable across a range of sports. For more information, click here