Four Huskies named to U SPORTS Men’s Hockey All-Star Team

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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.

Four University of Saskatchewan Huskies were named to the roster including captain Kendall McFaull, goaltender Jordon Cooke and forwards Josh Roach and Logan McVeigh. Cooke returns to the roster for the third straight year, while McFaull was on the team in 2016.

Two-time national goaltender of the year Jordon Cooke continues his stellar university career starting 12 games for the Huskies in 2017-18. The fourth-year Leduc, Alta., native has posted an 11-2 record with a 2.34 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. Fifth-year defenceman, McFaull, has registered four goals and three assists in 15 games. Fifth-year Roach and third-year McVeigh are having career seasons leading the Huskies' in scoring. Roach also leads the Canada West in scoring with nine goals and 17 assists. McVeigh sits closely behind with six goals and 15 assists.

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.

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

2017 U SPORTS Men's Hockey All-Stars Roster

 

*Returning player/coach from 2016

**Returning player from 2015 and 2016

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)