Jimmy Cuddihy has put four seasons of losing hockey behind him with the New Brunswick Varsity Reds.
The fifth-year forward transferred to the Fredericton, N.B., school last fall after suffering through four consecutive non-playoff campaigns with the Dalhousie Tigers.
He has already been part of 25 victories, including playoffs, two more wins than he was part of during his 112-game career at Dalhousie. In the process, the six-foot-three, 204-pound centre posted a career-best 41-point campaign.
“It’s shown me how much fun hockey can be again,” Cuddihy said. “Not that I didn’t have fun at Dal. I had a lot of good buddies. But you can get complacent in losing, and winning gets contagious. It’s shown in my play.”
Cuddihy is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury for the University Cup in Thunder Bay, Ont.