New Brunswick doubles up Alberta to win University Cup

UNB doubled up Alberta 4-2 in the gold medal game of the U Sports men's hockey final.

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Alex Dubeau made 32 saves as the University of New Brunswick Reds doubled up the Alberta Golden Bears 4-2 on Sunday to capture the U Sports men’s hockey championship.

Samuel Dove-McFalls, Oliver Cooper, Kris Bennett and Mark Rassell supplied the offence for New Brunswick, which earned its eighth national title in program history.

Steve Owre and Brandon Magee hit the scoresheet for Alberta, the defending U Sport champions.

Zach Sawchenko stopped 27 shots in defeat.

Every men’s title dating back seven years has been won by either the Reds or Golden Bears. UNB also won in 2013, 2016 and 2017, with the Golden Bears claiming the University Cup in 2014, 2015 and 2018.

Earlier in the day, Chase Marchand made 48 saves and Adam Holwell struck twice as the St. Francis Xavier X-Men beat the Saskatchewan Huskies 5-1 to claim bronze.

Matt Needham, Matthew Graham and Cole MacDonald also scored for St.FX.

"It’s a tough game to play and challenging for the guys. But it speaks to the character of this group, they cared a lot about this game and they wanted to win this game and I think that showed this afternoon," said St.FX head coach Brad Peddle.

Parker Thomas found the back of the net for Saskatchewan. Travis Child turned away 11-of-16 shots in a losing cause.

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