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For the team representing the University of St. Thomas located in St. Paul, Minnesota please see St. Thomas Tommies (NCAA)

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OverviewEdit

"Tommies" is the name of the sports teams of St. Thomas University. It is currently located in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Until 1964 it was located in Chatham, New Brunswick. They were sometimes referred to by others as the "Pids". They were members of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference and U Sports (formerly known as CIS). The team folded after the 2015-16 season.

STU joined the Maritime Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) hockey league in 1938-39. The conference changed names in 1968-69 to the Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association (AIAA), in 1973-74 to the Atlantic Universities Athletic Association (AUAA), and finally in 1998-99 to the present AUS.

External links:

Fan Site
Official Site

HistoryEdit

As with many other universities, the Tommies got their start in the senior leagues. They started in the North Shore Hockey League against the likes of the University of New Brunswick and St. Joseph's University. They claim to have won their second straight Lengil Cup in 1917. Unfortunately, neither the league nor the cup have any Wikia links.

In any event, they joined the MIAA in 1938-39 from which point their seasonal records are to some extent verified. The STU people often refer to the “N.B. – P.E.I Intercollegiate League” which was actually the West Division of the MIAA. To be fair, in those days people were not too particular with league names and branding.

The Pids also once faced the New York Rangers, losing 15-10. Here's the story:

The 1950 – 51 season saw the College hockey team capture the N.B. – P.E.I. Intercollegiate title. An exciting game took place in April in the Sinclair Rink, Newcastle. The Tommies played the New York Rangers in an exhibition game. Coach Vance Toner, together with Jack O’Neil and Sonny McWilliam, got into St. Thomas uniforms. New York won 15-10 over the College team. The Rangers got 8 of their goals in the first period. In the final period, the Rangers took the Tommies net and three of their players joined the College team. Four of the 10 St. Thomas goals were scored by New York.

SOURCE: STUTommies.com

In 1962, as defending Maritime champions, STU went to Quebec City to face the reigning 1961 QOAA champion Laval Rouge et Or. STU won 7-4.

Also, STU was New Brunswick's representative at the inaugural 1967 Canada Winter Games Hockey Tournament. They finished last in their pool with a record of 1-4-0..

Squirrels vs PidsEdit

St. Thomas University shares a campus with the University of New Brunswick. The UNB supporters dubbed STU the "Pids" and STU has always referred to UNB as the "Squirrels". The origini of "Pids" came frrom a playoff game when the STU fans would chant "STUUUUUU" and the UNB fans would jump in with "Pids", thus creating the sound of "STUUUUUU" "Pids", "STUUUUUU" "Pids" etc. Meanwhile, UNB had a history of dubbing their teams "Red Somethings". The men's hockey team was the "Red Devils". There are many origins of the "Squirrels" moniker, and here is one:

We do know that Squirrels are rodents and by their very nature get on your nerves. UNB Squirrels tend to be arrogant, vain, and dirty. (Just ask any AUS hockey team.) Tree rat comes to mind as a suitable definition but can anyone tell me what a “Varsity Red” is? Their so called “official” mascot is a “Red Fox” but in fact is just a big Red Squirrel in fox clothing.
Used as a derogatory name it is always proper to refer to UNB’s sport teams, athletes, and students as Squirrels. This will identify them with the lower life form they are and will typically negate any pathetic attempt at grandeur they may have.

SOURCE: STUTommies.com

Season-by-Season Records TableEdit

MIAA/Senior 1938-39 to 1967-68Edit

Year/Comp. GP W L T F A Pts Placing
1939 MIAA 3 0 3 0 11 16 0 W 4th
1940 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 3rd
1941-46 War - - - - - - - withdrew
1947 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ? 24 25  ? W final
1948 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1949 MIAA 4 1 3 0 18 22 2 W final
1950 MIAA 6 2 2 2  ?  ? 6 W 2nd
1951 MIAA 4 4 0 0 24 23 8 W final
1952 MIAA - - - - - - - withdrew
1953 MIAA 2 0 2 0 5 13 0 W final
1954 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ? 9 10  ? W semi-finals
1955 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1956 MIAA 6 4 2 0  ?  ? 8 W 3rd
1957 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 4th
1958 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1959 MIAA 6 5 0 1 29 6 11 NB 1st
1959 Playoffs 4 2 2 0 17 15 4 finalist
1960 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? NB 2nd
1960 Playoffs 2 0 2 0 5 11 0 NB final
1961 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? W 1st
1961 Playoffs 4 2 1 1 17 13 5 champions
1962 MIAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1963 MIAA 11 6 3 2 58 44 21 3rd
1964 MIAA 11 7 4 0 59 38 22 4th
1965 MIAA 11 6 5 0 61 64 16 4th
1966 MIAA 14 5 8 1 54 69 11 5th
1967 MIAA 13 3 10 0 36 66 6 7th
1967 CWGNB 2 2 0 - 8 4 4 1st
1967 CWG 5 1 4 0 11 31 2 pool 6th
1968 MIAA 16 8 7 1 64 70 17 5th

NOTES:

  • MIAA divided into East and West sections in most seasons.
  • 1923, 1925-28, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1952 MIAA divisional results not available on Wikia.
  • There were some 4 point games from 1962-63 to 1964-65.
  • The two divisions were called Nova Scotia (NS) and New Brunswick (NB) in 1958-59 and 1959-60.
  • A one division format started in 1962-63.
  • There were no playoffs from 1964 to 1967.
  • 1956 and 1962 MIAA standings not available on Wikia.

AIAA/AUAA years 1968-69 to 1983-84Edit

Year/Comp. GP W L T F A Pts Placing
1969 AIAA 18 11 6 1 86 66 23 4th
1969 Playoffs 2 1 1 - 6 6 2 finalist
1970 AIAA 18 10 7 1 82 57 21 4th
1970 Playoffs 1 0 1 - 1 7 0 semi-finals
1971 AIAA 18 3 15 0  ?  ? 6 9th
1972 AIAA 18 5 11 2 69 112 12 8th
1973 AIAA 20 1 19 0  ?  ? - 10th
1974 AUAA 20 0 20 0 43 169 0 N 5th
1975 AUAA 18 1 17 0 46 159 2 10th
1976-79 - - - - - - - withdrew
1980 AUAA 27 4 23 0 107 211 8 W 5th
1981 AUAA 21 8 13 0 115 142 16 M 4th
1982 AUAA 26 0 24 2  ?  ? 2 M 4th
1983 AUAA 24 4 19 1 85 177 9 9th
1984 AUAA 24 4 20 0  ?  ? 8 8th

AUAA years with ties 1984-85 to 1996-97Edit

Year/Comp. GP W L T F A Pts Placing
1985 AUAA 24 4 19 1 87 149 9 9th
1986 AUAA 24 14 10 0 126 100 28 M 3rd
1987 AUAA 24 7 17 0 93 131 14 M 4th
1988 AUAA 26 6 20 0  ?  ? 12 M 3rd
1988 Playoffs  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1989 AUAA 26 17 9 0 142 110 34 M 2nd
1990 AUAA 21 10 11 0 103 103 20 M 4th
1990 Playoffs 3 1 2 - 13 15 0 quarter-finals
1991 AUAA  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? missing
1991 Playoffs  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1992 AUAA 26 11 14 1 119 135 23 M 3rd
1992 Playoffs 2 0 2 - 5 8 0 quarter-finals
1993 AUAA 26 11 13 2 116 123 24 M 3rd
1993 Playoffs 3 1 2 -  ?  ? 2 quarter-finals
1994 AUAA 26 14 11 1  ?  ? 29 M 2nd
1994 Playoffs 3 1 2 - 7 8 2 quarter-finals
1995 AUAA 26 11 12 3 105 103 25 M 4th
1995 Playoffs 5 2 3 - 21 20 4 semi-finals
1996 AUAA 26 19 6 1  ?  ? 39 M 1st
1996 Playoffs 3 1 2 - 10 11 2 quarter-finals
1997 AUAA 28 14 11 3  ?  ? 31 M 2nd
1997 Playoffs 4 2 2 - 22 19 4 semi-finals

NOTES:

  • Two divisions in 1973-74, North and South.
  • Two divisions in 1979-80, East and West.
  • Two divisions in 1980-81 to 1981-82 and 1985-86 to 1996-97, Kelly and MacAdam.

AUAA/AUS years with ties and OT losses 1997-98 to 2005-06Edit

Year/Comp. GP W L T OL F A Pts Placing
1998 AUAA 28 14 11 3 1 141 135 32 M 2nd
1998 Playoffs 4 2 2 - - 20 16 4 semi-finals
1999 AUS 26 14 9 3 2 130 102 33 M 1st
1999 Playoffs 4 2 2 - - 14 15 4 semi-finals
2000 AUS 26 18 8 0 2 128 94 38 K 2nd
2000 Playoffs 5 3 2 - - 21 15 6 semi-finals
2001 AUS 28 16 8 4 1 110 94 37 2nd
2001 Playoffs 6 4 2 - - 21 20 8 champions
2001 U-Cup 2 0 2 - - 3 9 0 pool 3rd
2002 AUS 28 7 18 2 1 98 138 17 8th
2003 AUS 28 16 7 5 0 119 104 37 1st
2003 Playoffs 3 1 2 - - 6 10 2 semi-finals
2004 AUS 28 11 13 2 2 83 103 26 6th
2004 Playoffs 6 3 3 - - 13 17 6 semi-finals
2005 AUS 28 9 17 2 0 73 97 20 8th
2006 AUS 28 14 9 2 3 90 78 33 5th

NOTES:

  • Two divisions in 1997-98 to 1999-00, Kelly and MacAdam.
  • One division format from 2000-01 onwards.
  • From 1997-98 to 2001-02 overtime losses were also included in the loss column.

AUA years without ties 2006-07 to presentEdit

Year/Comp. GP W L OL F A Pts Placing
2007 AUS 28 14 14 0 104 96 28 5th
2007 Playoffs 6 2 4 - 22 30 4 semi-finals
2008 AUS 28 11 11 6 85 95 28 4th
2008 Playoffs 6 2 4 - 14 20 4 semi-finals
2009 AUS 28 8 16 4 91 147 20 7th
2010 AUS 28 7 19 2 92 128 16 8th
2011 AUS 28 3 21 4 73 143 10 8th
2012 AUS 28 5 18 5 72 125 15 8th
2013 AUS 28 3 24 1 47 124 7 8th
2014 AUS 28 6 20 2 71 142 14 7th
2015 AUS 28 2 22 4 77 151 8 8th
2016 AUS 28 2 25 1 53 150 5 8th

University Cup TournamentsEdit

ChampionshipsEdit

  • MIAA - 1961
  • CWG – 1967 New Brunswick title
  • AUS - 2001

LogosEdit

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STU TV

PhotosEdit

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1960-61 STU TOMMIES

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1989-90 STU TOMMIES

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2000-01 STU TOMMIES

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STU WHITE JERSEY

AUS Team SitesEdit

Current TeamsEdit

Formerly Participating UniversitiesEdit

Formerly Participating Universities - no longer AUS membersEdit

Also seeEdit

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