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02-03-2013, 09:01 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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I agree the rink is not an advantage over other teams, but the rink is a huge advantage over what they had. it doesnt matter how many people in Fredericton that remember rum row, or remember the battle of the hill game back in 2002, 1994, 1987, New Guys coming in would only visually see the rink for what it was and what it didnt have, history meant nothing to them. Even the battle of the Hill at this point means nothing, so in university Hockey this newer facility means a lot to be back on a even playing field with the other AUS teams in that regard.
The Last players I remember for STU to cause any fear when they were out on the Ice by being a constant scoring threat, were Kyle McAllister and Justin Bowers. As far as Defenseman go probably Nick Theriault cause of his Shot and the defenseman I cant think of his name of hand that played for the 07 Canada university games team???
Your points about the new arena are exactly what I was thinking. The LBR (as much as I love the old barns) may have been viewed as a bush league facility by potential recruits.
Ian Turner is I believe the defenceman you are referring to.
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