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UNB, Wall win CIS men's hockey crown


Mount Pearl defenceman Alex Wall helped the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds win the CIS hockey championship Sunday night in Halifax with a 3-1 win over the St. Francis Xavier X-Men.

Wall started his collegiate career with the University of Prince Edward Island, but transferred from the Panthers to UNB after three seasons. He won a gold medal at the 2013 Winter Universiade (World University Games) in Trentino, Italy.

Before entering the Canadian college ranks, Wall played four years in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the St. John's Fog Devils/Montreal Juniors, Moncton Wildcats and Quebec Remparts.

He had five goals and 12 assists for the Varsity Reds this season.

The X-Men were coached by Brad Peddle of Goulds. He was named the 2015-16 CIS coach of the year.

Aaron Hoyles of Gander is also a member of St. FX.

Saint Mary’s Huskies won the bronze medal earlier Sunday with a 5-2 win over the University of Saskatchewan. Bradley Greene of Tilting, Fogo Island and Stephen Gillard of St. John’s skated

for the Huskies.

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