> Event - Pete Kelly Cup


In honour of the contributions made by Pete Kelly as UNB's long-time head coach in the 50s and 60s and his dual roll as Head Coach and Athletic Director in the late 60s and early 70s - UNB Hockey hosts a tournament/challange cup each season over the Christmas break to acknowledge his commitment to UNB athletics.

The event was created by Head Coach Gardiner MacDougall with the first tournament occuring over the Christmas break of 2005-06.

12th Pete Kelly Cup - 2016-17

Champions: UNB Varsity Reds

A two-game total goals event between UNB and visiting York. UNB won game one 6-3 and game two 6-1 and retained the cup with a 12 goals vs York's 4.

11th Pete Kelly Cup - 2015-16

Champions: UNB Varsity Reds

A two-game total goals event between UNB and visiting Concordia. UNB won game one 7-3 and game two 8-4 and retained the cup with a 15 goals vs Concordia's 8.

10th Pete Kelly Cup - 2014-15

Champions: UNB Varsity Reds

A two-game total goals event between UNB and visiting Windsor. UNB won game one 6-5 and game two 7-1 and retained the cup with a 13 goals vs Windsor's 6.

9th Pete Kelly Cup - 2013-14

Champions: UNB Varsity Reds

A one game winner-take-all versus STU. UNB won 9-1.

8th Pete Kelly Cup - 2012-13

Champions: UNB Varsity Reds

A two-game total goals event between UNB and a visiting junior all-star selects team from the MHL traveling under the marketing name 'MHL Red Stars'. Game one was in Saint John while the second game was in Fredericton (a sellout). UNB won game one 7-3 and game two 5-2 to retain the cup with 12 goals versus 5.

7th Pete Kelly Cup - 2011-12

Champions: UNB Varsity Reds

A two-game total goals event between UNB and visiting Ottawa. UNB won game one 7-4 and game two 8-4 and retained the cup with a 15 goals vs Ottawa's 8.

6th Pete Kelly Cup 2010-11

Champions: UNB Varsity Reds

A two-game total goals event between UNB and visiting Providence (NCAA). UNB won game one 3-1, but lost game two 1-0. UNB won the event 3 goals to 1.

5th Pete Kelly Cup - 2009-10

Champions: UNB Varsity Reds

A four team single elimination tournament with Toronto, STU and UdeM. UNB won their semi-final match 5-1 over Toronto and the finals 4-1 over Moncton.

4th Pete Kelly Cup - 2008-09

Champions: UNB Varsity Reds

A two-game total goals event between UNB and visiting Boston College (NCAA). UNB won game one 5-3, but lost game two 4-2 resulting in a 7-7 tie. A shootout was arranged after game two to determine the winner which UNB won. The event is recorded as 8-7 win for UNB.

3rd Pete Kelly Cup - 2007-08

Champions: UNB Varsity Reds

A four team single elimination tournament with Acadia, STU and Union (NCAA). UNB won their semi-final match 3-1 over Acadia and crused to a 8-3 victory over Union.

2nd Pete Kelly Cup - 2006-07

Champions: UNB Varsity Reds

A four team partial-round robin with St. Mary's, STU and Manitoba. UNB would win both of their games (2-1 over Manitoba and 4-3 SO over St. Mary's) to meet STU in the finals. UNB won 3-2 in overtime.

1st Pete Kelly Cup - 2005-06

Champions: St. Mary's Huskies

A four team partial-round robin with St. Mary's, UQTR and Manitoba. UNB would win both of their games (4-2 over UQTR and 3-2 OT over Manotoba) to meet St. Mary's in the finals. UNB lost 4-3 in a shootout.


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