On-ice redemption for students at alumni hockey game

Author: Ed Bowes

Posted on Apr 3, 2024

Category: Students , Alumni

(Fredericton, NB) The UNB Law Students pulled off a huge victory on Friday, defeating the UNB Law Alumni 10-5 at the Lady Beaverbrook Arena. The students came out flying with goals from Jarrod Ryan and Sebastian Vella in the first half of the opening frame. Students Eddie May and Nick Currie extended the lead to four going into the first intermission.

The alumni responded quickly in the second, scoring two unanswered goals to cut the lead in half. But the comeback was short-lived as the students continued to pile it on, scoring three goals in the final two minutes of the second, running the score to 7-2.

Five minutes into the third, the alumni took advantage of a Savannah Ross interference penalty, scoring on the powerplay to make it 7-3.

Despite a hard-fought third period, there would be no miraculous comeback for the alumni. The students found the back of the net three more times in the final frame, including a William Lafford one-timer from Kyle Kennedy and a Tyler Murphy breakaway goal (with celly) to complete the hattrick. The alumni scored with 25 seconds remaining, bringing the final score to 10-5.

Tyler Murphy, who led the student team with three goals, sees the win as a huge statement after last year’s 6-1 loss to the alums.

“It was a tough game against a tough team. We knew we had something to prove after last year. We played our game. Got pucks deep. Got bodies in front. We’ve got a great group here; it was just really special to come out with the win.”

UNB Law would like to congratulate the student and alumni players for a fantastic (and fast-paced) game. Thank you to the fans and the many alumni players who donated to the 2024 grad class. We would like to give special acknowledgement to the UNB Associated Alumni for their financial support through their sponsorship program. And finally, thank you to UNB Law students Elianna Saikali, Harper Gunn, Lilla Rossiter, and Leah Myles for organizing the game and reception.