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SASKATOON (CIS) – The No. 2 seed University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds shutout the No. 4 seed Saint Mary’s University Huskies 2-0 in Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre to earn their fifth CIS University Cup in school history, Sunday evening.

University Cup website: www.universitycup.ca

UNB finished the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record.

With the win the UNB Varsity Reds claimed their fourth CIS title in the last seven years. The Varsity Reds last won the University Cup in the 2010-11 season, defeating McGill 4-0 at home in Fredericton.

Saint Mary’s University made their sixth appearance in the University Cup final. They claimed their only University Cup in 2010 with a win over the University of Alberta.

The 2014 CIS University Cup will be held at Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre March 20-24.

Daine Todd, a native of Stettler, Alta., opened the scoring for the Varsity Reds on the power play at 10:39 of the first period. With Saint Mary’s Gerrad Grant in the box for hooking the UNB power play worked the puck around the offensive zone before Nick MacNeil fired a shot from the point. The puck trickled through Huskies goalie Anthony Peters and Todd was able to poke it over the goal line giving the Varsity Reds a 1-0 lead.

One goal was all the Varsity Reds would need as Daniel LaCosta was perfect in net stopping all 17 shots he faced. LaCosta, a native of Labrador City, Nfld., earned his first shutout of the tournament. This was only the fifth shutout in CIS University Cup championship game history. The last championship game shutout came in 2011 when the UNB Varsity Reds shutout the McGill Redmen.

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