City Councillor, Ward 3, Fulton Heights/North Devon Area, City of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
UNB VARSITY REDS WILL MEET RUSSIANS IN 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWDOWN
The City of Fredericton and the UNB Varsity Reds announced today that the UNB
hockey program will play a two-game series against Team Russia - a team made up
of all-stars from the MHL (Russia’s equivalent of the Canadian Hockey League)
in the 8th annual Peterbilt New Brunswick Pete Kelly Challenge. The games
will take place December 30th at Harbour Station in Saint John at 3pm and on
December 31st at 4pm in the Aitken University Centre.
The two game series will cap off a combination of the 40th anniversary of the
most famous hockey series of all time - the 1972 Canada-Russia Hockey Summit -
along with the annual Montreal Canadians vs. Russian Red Army games on New
This will be the third annual trip to North American for Team
Russia and prior to playing the V-Reds they will play two games against NCAA
Providence College Friars and the NCAA RPI Red Hawks prior to making the trek
to New Brunswick. It will be UNB’s first international experience against a
Russian team although they have had several players play in various
international hockey events.
Earlier this month,
Roger Shannon, sport tourism manager for the City of Fredericton and long-time
general manager for the Varsity Reds hockey team, along with V-Reds head coach
Gardiner MacDougall travelled to Russia for the 2012 World Junior Club
Championship in Omsk, Russia. While in Russia, they were the guests of
Alexander Medvedev – President of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)
and Dimitry Efimov - the Managing Director of the MHL (Russian Junior Hockey
League) and the lead organizer for the Junior Club World Cup. Mr. Efimov will
be the co-ordinator for Team Russian along with Scott MacPherson – a former NHL
scout and NCAA/ pro hockey coach who now is a consultant with Mr. Medvedev.
Other guests at the World Cup included NHL Hall of Famer and hockey legend Phil
Esposito, former NHL referee Paul Stewart and Rene Fasel, Director of the
International Ice Hockey Federation.
Coach MacDougall is
excited about the opportunity to play Team Russia. “It could very well be one
of the greatest lifetime experiences of their hockey careers for our players
and fans – playing Russia on Dec.31 on the anniversary of the 72 series.”
The Varsity Reds men’s
hockey program, four time CIS national champions and a perennial national
contender, is pleased to add a truly international flavor to the annual
Peterbilt New Brunswick Pete Kelly Challenge and hope to have a sell-out crowd
for this special commemorative event.
Tickets are now on sale
at both Harbour Station ($17 and $15) and at the Aitken Centre ($15 adults and
$10 children 12 and under).
Welcome to my Blog. I am the four term Councillor for beautiful and prosperous Ward 3, having first been elected in 2001, and again in 2004, 2008 and May 14, 2012.
Ward 3 is on the northside of Fredericton (the majestic Saint John River carves the city into equal north/south components). For those familair with our city, the approximate Ward 3 boundaries are: the Saint John River to the south, St. Mary's 1st Nation/Cliffe Street to the east, Brookside Drive to the west and the city limits/Killarney Lake to the north.
In my intial two terms, I was asked to co-chair the massive rewrite and public hearing process for Fredericton's new Municipal Plan. I also served two years as the Citys' Deputy Mayor; two years as Chair of the Development Services Committee, and as the inaugural Chair of the City of Fredericton Affordable Housing Committee.
In the third term, I had the honor of serving as Chair; Finance & Administration Committee for three years, Chair; City of Fredericton Pension Board for three year and continued as Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee
In this fourth term, I have been appointed Chair of Community Services, which encompasses recreation, liesure services, sports & facilites, parks and trees, and senior's issues. I am also serving as Chair of the labour/management contract Negotiaitons Committee, also as Chair of the City Employee's SuperAnnuation (pension) Board, and again, as Affordable Housing Chair
Please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or at Fredericton City Hall, PO Box 130, Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 4Y7 (506) 460-2020