Fifteen years ago, Doug Kingston came to the Seawolves with the desire to handcraft a trophy in memory of his wife Mary for the Seawolves to have as a challenge cup for the basketball program.
Fifteen years later, the UNB Saint John Seawolves and the Mount Allison Mounties of Sackville, New Brunswick are continuing their New Brunswick rivalry by adding an extra incentive to win their final regular season games between each other, always a home game for the Seawolves.
Both the Seawolves and Mounties compete for the Kingston Cup yearly. Last year, the women’s Seawolves won the Cup, while the men’s Mounties took home the yearly bragging rights.
This Sunday, at UNB Saint John, the 15th annual Kingston Cup will take on a rare special note for two veteran Seawolves who are approaching 1,000 career points for the Seawolves.
Rachel Jefferson just passed the milestone this past weekend, but Christie Van Steeg, who has averages 15.9 points per page, will likely reach and surpass the 1,000 point marker as she only has 5 or 6 points remaining to do so.
Van Steeg is in her fifth year with the Seawolves, while Jefferson has passed this milestone in her fourth year.
The games will kick-off Sunday afternoon at the G. Forbes Elliot Athletic Centre at UNB Saint John, with the women’s basketball team taking on the Mounties at 1:00p.m., and the men’s Seawolves playing at 3:00p.m.
UNB Saint John is also hosting the ACAA Basketball Championships from March 6th-8th, which will see the top women’s and men’s basketball teams come from around the Maritimes to compete for a spot in the national championships.
If you are interested in buying tickets for the Basketball Championships or are interested in volunteering, please contact Natasha Kelly, Varsity Coordinator for the Seawolves at 506-648-5942.