The Saint Mary’s Huskies are beefing up their roster on the heels of winning a national men’s hockey title.

The Huskies are expecting to add six-foot-three, 192-pound blueliner Kyle Wharton to their lineup next season, giving them a former second-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets who has played pro in the German Elite League and American Hockey League.

Wharton didn’t play hockey this past season while studying at Saint Mary’s but is eligible to suit up this fall.

The Huskies have also received commitments from two members of the Ontario Hockey League’s Guelph Storm, forward Connor O’Donnell and defenceman Ryan Gottschalk. Winger Josh Domingues of the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques is also planning to join the Huskies.

O’Donnell won a Memorial Cup with the Windsor Spitfires last year and had 30 points and 85 penalty minutes in 52 games in 2009-10.

Head coach Trevor Stienburg said he is still looking to add two more forwards. His club claimed its first University Cup in Thunder Bay, Ont., in March.

Latest From ...