Morell native Stephen Anderson of the UNB Varsity Reds has been named to the U Sports men’s hockey all-star team for the two-game series against Canada’s national junior team prospects.
The games go Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m. AT, and Thursday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. AT, in St. Catharines, Ont.
Anderson, a third-year forward, has 11 goals and 20 points for UNB and is in a three-way tie for ninth in Atlantic University Sport scoring. Anderson’s teammate Randy Gazzola joins him on the U Sports squad.
Also on the team from the AUS is Michael Clark, Jagger Dirk and Holden Cook from St. FX, Hunter Garlent from Saint Mary’s and Stephen Harper and Boston Leier from Acadia.
Head coach is St. FX bench boss Brad Peddle. Assistant coaches are Mark Howell (Calgary), Trevor Stienburg (Saint Mary’s) and Patrick Grandmaître (Ottawa).
The games finish a four-day camp for the squad which begins Dec. 11, while serving as part of Hockey Canada’s national junior team selection camp for the world juniors Dec. 26 -Jan. 5 in Buffalo, N.Y.
It’s the third straight year the national junior team prospects have faced off against the U Sports all-stars.