Oct. 1, 2008
Front (L-R) Jacques Richard, Jeremy Caissie, Alain Grenier, Mathieu Betourney, Gilbert Lafrancois
Back (L-R) Rejean Sirois, Pascal Massiera, Daniel Leblanc, Greg Aucoin, Hughie Batherson, JP Daigle
For the first time in the tournament's six year history, the MOLSON CUP is going to New Brunswick!
The UdM AIGLES BLEUS captured their first title by sweeping all 5 games including four straight wins on the second day of tournament play.
After beating UNB, Cape Breton University and UPEI in the round robin, the Blue Eagles topped SMU in the semi-final before holding on for a stirring 4-3 win over Dal Tigers in the Championship game.
Established in 2003, the Molson University Old Star Hockey Challenge is the largest and most successful alumni hockey tournament in Canada.
Most people who know their University hockey in Canada would agree....the AUS (Atlantic University Sport) is home to the BEST university hockey conference in the country, annually producing a galaxy of elite players. Profiling former AUS stars (many with recent pro experience), the MOLSON OLD STAR tournament features 10 teams and 18 games over a two day period. The lineup includes all the current 8 AUS varsity hockey programs along with Mount Allison and Cape Breton University, two schools that were members of the AUAA until the mid-90s.
By far, the highlight of the weekend is the camaraderie and fellowship that is fostered by the 10 hockey reunions, all being staged at the same time!
University alumni teams from Canada, the USA and overseas wishing to learn more about becoming involved in the tournament are encouraged to connect with Tournament Director, Chris Larsen. Contact information can be found by clicking on 'Contact Us'.