Halifax hosted CUC 2006 and, by most accounts, did a solid job. This year, they are represented at Nationals by Red Circus. The other maritime bid is from Fredericton, a team called SWASS.
Team History: 4th season
Boston Invite- 15th (tied with Phoenix)
- Beat GT and Red Tide
No Borders (Ottawa)- 13th
Ramsey Wright, Dave Lutwick, Steve Creaser, and Mike Lovas.
Players to Watch for:
- A lot of raw talent and a few key vets that get the job done.
- Long term, Look to have some solid juniors coming up the ranks (despite the jr.s team folding for this years CUC
Based in Halifax, Red Circus benefits from a pool of potential players from 4 Colleges/Universities in the city. As a former member of the original Dalhousie team, I can tell you that Halifax has produced some solid players in the last seven seasons. However, retention of players is difficult.
This year's Red Circus team has the talent to contend at Nationals with those aiming at a quarterfinals spot. With one of the game's best throwers in Ramsay Wright, Red Circus will aim for 'main tent' status.
Team History: 2+ Years
2007 Montreal Jazzfest: 19th (2-4)
2006 Nationals: 12th (0-7)
Team Leaders: ?
Players to Watch for: Everyone?
Last year's nationals was a learning experience for this team. Given the team has no website or team contacts via the Fredericton Ultimate association, I had to find their results this year. The only major eastern tournament that they have attended is Jazzfest. They lost 13-8 in one of those games to ROY, while finishing 19th in the tourney.
While little is know about this team, expect some players from Moncton and surrounding areas to help bolster the team.