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Goaltender brother cleared a path for defenceman Alex Peters at Saint Mary's

Goaltender brother cleared a path for defenceman Alex Peters at Saint Mary's

Just as it might have been inevitable that defenceman Alex Peters would play hockey, it may have been just as inevitable that he ended up at Saint Mary's.

Hockey, it seems, is the family business, with older brothers Justin and Anthony making their way as professional goalies. Sister, Brittany, also older than Alex, was a blue-liner, making for an even split in the household.

Alex Peters had his path cleared to the Huskies by Anthony, who had a standout career in the AUS and was named U Sports goalie of the year in 2015.

Anthony Peters, 27, now plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins AHL affiliate in Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa. Justin Peters, the eldest sibling at 32, played in 83 NHL games for Carolina, Washington and Arizona and is playing in the Czech Republic this season.

Heading into his final year of junior hockey with the Flint Firebirds of the OHL, Alex Peters determined he would embark on his road to professional hockey through the Canadian university system.

That's where Anthony came in.

'He paved the way for me'

"He recommended Saint Mary's," the 22-year-old Alex said this week. "Obviously, he had a great time here. He developed some great relationships with the coaching staff and everyone here and he still comes back to Halifax in the summers. He paved the way for me."

Full Story by Monty Mosher:  http://www.atlanticuniversitysport.com/sports/mice/2018-19/releases/20181205g7y40u