FISU champions headline U SPORTS All-Stars against Hockey Canada –

TORONTO, ONTARIO – U SPORTS announced Tuesday the roster for the 2023 U SPORTS men’s hockey all-star team, a team that will compete in Hockey Canada’s World Junior Championship selection camp.

22 players will make up the selected team, led by Queen’s Gaels head coach Brett Gibson and Calgary, McGill and RMC assistant coaches Mark Howell, Dave Urquhart and Richard Lim.

Scott Walford (McGill Athletics)

11 players from Team Canada’s gold medal-winning group at the 2023 FISU World University Games in Lake Placid return to a select team, while four schools, including UNB, Calgary, Alberta and Queen’s, send a maximum of three players on the all-star team.

Headlining are some of the nation’s best scorers, with OUA leaders Dalton Duhart (Queen’s) and Simon LaFrance (UQTR), alongside AUS leaders Austen Keating (UNB), Brady Gilmour (UNB) and Matthew Struthers (StFX). ) ). Meanwhile, none of Canada West’s top three scorers found a place on the team.

At the back, standout defensemen Andrew McCormick, Noah King (Calgary), Jacob Paquette (Queen’s), Scott Walford (McGill), Dylan Plouffe (Alberta) and Gunner Kinniburgh (Saskatchewan) take the reins, with Connor Ungar (Brock) and Kai. Edmonds (TMU) acting as practice goals.

Gunner Kinniburhg (Saskatchewan Huskies)

Hockey Canada goaltenders play for U SPORTS in this two-game showcase.

“What I did with my staff was we tried to select the best team that we could present to challenge the Canadian World Junior camp,” head coach Brett Gibson told 49 Sports. “I think our obligation is to challenge them to try to give them a little adversity before they get to [the World Juniors]”

In recent years, emphasis has been placed on selecting a team of “all-star” players, often relying on top scorers. Hockey Canada advised U SPORTS to provide the greatest possible challenge in preparing World Junior players.

The games will take place at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Oakville, Ontario. in December. 12-13, and fans can purchase their tickets HERE.



Maxime Grondin – Ottawa

Dalton Duhart – Queen’s

Jonathan Yantsis – Queen’s

Andrew Coxhead – SMU

Matthew Struthers – StFX

Eric Florchuk – Albert

Josh Prokop – Alberta

Sasha Mutala – UBC

Riley Stotts – Calgary

Jake Gricius – Calgary

Brady Gilmour – UNB

Austen Keating – UNB

Simon LaFrance – UQTR


Simon Lavigne – Concordia

Scott Walford-McGill

Jacob Paquette – Queen’s

Dylan Plouffe-Albert

Noah King – Calgary

Adam McCormick – UNB

Gunner Kinnuburgh-Saskatchewan

Goalkeepers (practice only)

Connor Ungar–Brock

Kai Edmonds – TMU

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