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03-14-2012, 11:30 AM
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1997-98 team heading to Fredericton Sports Wall of Fame

The Jamie Ross story is on the other side of the Daily Gleaner's paywall, but the 1997-98 National Champion UNB hockey team is being inducted into the Fredericton Sports Wall of Fame, along with other deserved honourees (like some baseball player named Stairs ...)

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Joining Randall at the May induction will be retired pro baseball slugger Matt Stairs, hockey/baseball standout Darrell (Dag) Seymour, track and field officials Rick and Margie Stocker and the 1997-98 UNB men’s hockey team.

Dax MacLean, speaking on behalf of the ’97-98 UNB national championship team, said he’d received many emails from his former teammates — all thrilled that they’d be honoured by the city’s sports community.

“I do think it started a tradition at UNB,” said MacLean of his team’s national championship, which was the first for the V-Reds hockey team.

“There were a lot of traditions before that too. We like to think we helped get it to where it is today.”

MacLean, who’s a part of the organizing committee for the upcoming Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s hockey nationals, which kicks off at the Aitken University Centre next Thursday, said this year’s V-Reds are looking good heading into the University Cup.

“I think they’ve got a lot of depth,” said MacLean, who played four seasons with UNB. “They don’t seem to be complacent at all, from winning last year. There are a lot of new guys, and that’s always nice, to push everyone else.”
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With the Delta undergoing renovations, the dinner and induction ceremony will be held Saturday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fredericton Convention Centre.

Tickets are $75 ($50 for alumni members of the Wall of Fame) and are available at MacTavish for Sports or any Fredericton Sports Investment member. For ticket inquiries contact Tim Gillies at 458-3180 during the day.

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