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Seven returning players highlight roster for 2018 U SPORTS Men’s Hockey All-Star Series

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Alberta forward Luke Philp was named to the U SPORTS All-Stars roster for the second straight year

Seven returning players highlight the U SPORTS Men’s Hockey All-Stars roster named on Tuesday, set to face Hockey Canada’s World Junior Prospects in Victoria, B.C. from Dec. 12-14.

This will mark the fourth straight year Canada’s National Junior Team Prospects have faced off against the U SPORTS All-Stars, all of whom have CHL major junior experience. Since a U SPORTS national all-star team began participating in December 2015, the teams have split the last six contests. Last December, reigning Defenceman of the Year Jason Fram of the Alberta Golden Bears scored with 6.5 seconds remaining to secure back-to-back victories for U SPORTS for the first time.

New this year, the event will feature a three-game series against Team Canada’s World Junior Prospects vying for roster spots at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship being held in Vancouver and Victoria from Dec.26, 2018 - Jan.5, 2019. Games are scheduled at The Q Centre, home of the British Columbia Hockey League’s (BCHL) Victoria Grizzlies as follows:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 12 – 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
  • Thursday, Dec. 13 – 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
  • Friday, Dec. 14 – 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT

Mark Howell, head coach of the Calgary Dinos, was named as the team’s bench boss in October, joined by returning assistant and Ottawa Gee-Gees head coach Patrick Grandmaître, along with UNB Reds head coach Gardiner MacDougall, and Regina Cougars head coach Todd Johnson.

I expect this team to work real hard and represent U SPORTS well. It is a privilege to play in these three games and it is an opportunity to show everyone our brand of hockey.

“I am really excited about the roster we have assembled. We have players that can do a little bit of everything,” said Howell, who served as an assistant coach at the event the last two years. “All our guys can skate very well and have a ton of skill, but we will also be able to play a very intense game.

"I expect this team to work real hard and represent U SPORTS well. It is a privilege to play in these three games and it is an opportunity to show everyone our brand of hockey.”

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

No. Name University Hometown Elig. HT WT Program
         Goaltenders
30 Mack Shields York Saskatoon, Sask. 3 6-3 195 Accounting
34 Jordan Papirny Calgary Edmonton, Alta. 2 6-1 175 Arts
         Defencemen
2 Jason Fram* Alberta Delta, B.C. 3 6-0 195 Business
4 Jacob Sweeney Ottawa Quebec City, Que. 3 6-4 214 Communications
  Jerret Smith UBC Surrey, B.C. 3 6-2 212 Business
14 Nikolas Brouillard McGill St. Hilaire, Que. 3 5-11 168 Physical & Health Ed.
22 Matt Murphy UNB Woodstock, N.B. 3 6-2 207 Business Admin.
44 Dylan Busenius* Calgary Sherwood Park, Alta. 5 6-0 202 Arts
32 Alexandar Peters Saint Mary’s Blyth, Ont. 2 6-4 218 Commerce
79 Marcus McIvor UNB Whitby, Ont. 4 6-2 224 Recreation and
Sport Studies
        Forwards
11 Matt Mistele Ryerson Whitby, Ont. 3 6-2 195 Criminology
12 Cain Franson* Calgary Sicamous, B.C. 5 6-2 185 Arts
15 Holden Cook** StFX Whitby, Ont. 4 6-0 190 Business Admin.
16 Carson Stadnyk Sask. Saskatoon, Sask 3 6-2 185 Business
17 Mathieu Lemay UQTR Hawksbury, Ont. 3 5-11 177 Human Resources
Management
19 Kohl Bauml Sask. Saskatoon, Sask. 4 5-8 170 Business
21 Kris Bennett UNB Brampton, Ont. 2 5-11 190 Recreation and
Sport Studies
24 Mark Simpson UNB Rothesay, N.B. 3 6-6 190 Computer Science
26 Cole Sanford* Alberta Coldstream, B.C. 3 5-9 168 Native Studies
28 Slater Doggett Queen’s Oakville, Ont. 4 6-0 190 Applied Economics
57 Christopher Clapperton UNB Cap d’Espoir, Que. 4 5-9 175 Business Admin.
62 Collin Shirley Sask. Saskatoon, Sask. 2 6-2 195 Business
65 Hunter Garlent* Saint Mary’s Thorold, Ont. 3 5-9 190 Commerce
85 Luke Philp* Alberta Canmore, Alta. 3 5-10 177 Business
91 Riley Sheen Calgary Edmonton, Alta. 3 5-10 165 Arts
  • Head Coach: Mark Howell, Calgary (10th season)**
  • Assistant Coach: Patrick Grandmaître, Ottawa (3rd season)*
  • Assistant Coach: Gardiner MacDougall, UNB (19th season)
  • Assistant Coach: Todd Johnson, Regina (6th season)
  • Team Leader: Cameron Bernier, Toronto
  • General Manager: Graham Sirman*
  • Therapist: Micah Reim, Calgary
  • Equipment Manager: Kevin Misumi, UBC
  • Chair, Men’s Hockey Sport Technical Subcommittee: Dick White
  • General Manager, 2019 FISU Winter Universiade: Clarke Singer, Western

*Returning from 2017

**Returning from 2016 and 2017

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