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U SPORTS Men’s Hockey All-Star Team Announced

U SPORTS Men’s Hockey All-Star Team Announced

TORONTO (U SPORTS) – U SPORTS announced Monday the roster of the 2017 U SPORTS Men's Hockey All-Star Team for the upcoming two-game series against Canada's National Junior Team prospects.

The games are set for Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT and Thursday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ont., home of the OHL's Niagara Ice Dogs.  The games will mark the culmination of a four-day camp for the U SPORTS Men's Hockey All-Stars beginning Dec. 11, while also serving as part of Hockey Canada's National Junior Team selection camp for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship slated for Dec. 26 -Jan. 5 in Buffalo, N.Y.

"We're thrilled to partner with Hockey Canada for what should be two very entertaining hockey games, and a continued partnership between our organizations," said Graham Brown, President and CEO of U SPORTS. "We all know how excited Canadians get every December about Canada's National Junior Team. These games will provide great exposure for U SPORTS men's hockey, and I know our players and coaches are looking forward to shining on a national stage." 

It will mark the third straight year Canada's National Junior Team Prospects have faced off against the U SPORTS Men's Hockey All-Stars, all but one of whom have CHL major junior experience, including six returning players from last year's squad.

Brad Peddle, head coach of the StFX X-Men will serve as the team's bench boss alongside assistant coaches Mark Howell of the Calgary Dinos, Trevor Stienburg from the Saint Mary's Huskies and Patrick Grandmaître of the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

"This is a tremendous event with very high-level competition, and I look forward to coaching the team representing U SPORTS top hockey players across the nation," said Peddle, who along with Howell was behind the bench as an assistant coach at the 2016 event in Boisbriand, Que.  "We have a great assistant coaching staff in place that I am very much looking forward to working with in an effort to provide our student-athletes with an outstanding experience."

Hockey Canada's National Junior Team has faced U SPORTS competition on a regular basis since 1988.

Name

University

Hometown

Elig.

HT

WT

Previous Team / Junior Team

Goaltenders

Sébastien Auger

UQTR

St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que.

4

5-11

160

Saint John (QMJHL)

Jordon Cooke**

Saskatchewan

Leduc, Alta.

4

5-10

185

Kelowna (WHL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defencemen

Spencer Abraham**

Queen's

Campbellville, Ont.

4

5-10

178

Erie (OHL)

Dylan Busenius

Calgary

Sherwood Park, Alta.

4

6-0

202

Saskatoon (WHL)

Nathan Chiarlitti*

McGill

Maple, Ont.

5

5-11

195

StFX (AUS) /

Owen Sound (OHL)

Jagger Dirk

StFX

Penticton, B.C.

4

6-0

197

Kootenay (WHL)

Jason Fram

Alberta

Delta, B.C.

2

6-0

200

Allen (ECHL) / Spokane (WHL)

Randy Gazzola

UNB

Thorold, Ont.

4

6-3

210

Val-d'Or (QMJHL)

Kendall McFaull*

Saskatchewan

Rosetown, Sask.

5

6-3

210

Moose Jaw (WHL)

 

Forwards

Stephen Anderson

UNB

Morell, P.E.I.

3

5-11

195

Cape Breton (QMJHL)

Michael Clarke

StFX

London, Ont.

3

6-0

185

Peterborough (OHL)

Holden Cook*

StFX

Oshawa, Ont.

3

6-0

190

Owen Sound (OHL)

Cain Franson

Calgary

Sicamous, B.C.

4

6-2

185

Allen (CHL) / Vancouver (WHL)

Hunter Garlent

Saint Mary's

Thorold, Ont.

2

5-9

183

Peterborough (OHL)

Stephen Harper

Acadia

Burlington, Ont.

2

6-3

215

Niagara (OHL)

Boston Leier

Acadia

Saskatoon, Sask.

4

5-10

195

Regina (WHL)

Logan McVeigh

Saskatchewan

Kenaston, Sask.

3

6-0

185

Kamloops (WHL)

Luke Philp

Alberta

Canmore, Alta.

2

5-10

175

Red Deer (WHL)

Josh Roach

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Sask.

5

6-0

190

Flin Flon (SJHL)

Cole Sanford

Alberta

Coldstream, B.C.

2

5-9

170

Colorado (ECHL) / Regina (WHL)

Brett Welychka*

Carleton

London, Ont.

3

5-10

188

Belleville (OHL)

 

2017 U SPORTS Men's Hockey All-Stars Roster

 

COACHING STAFF

 

Head Coach: Brad Peddle, StFX (13th season)*

Assistant Coach: Mark Howell, Calgary (9th season)*

Assistant Coach: Trevor Stienburg, Saint Mary's (21st season)

Assistant Coach: Patrick Grandmaître, Ottawa (2nd season)

 

*Returning player/coach from 2016

**Returning player from 2015 and 2016