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MacKinnon commits to join Huskies next season

The Saint Mary’s Huskies have added to next season’s offensive arsenalwith a verbal commitment from left-winger Chris MacKinnon.

The Saint Mary’s Huskies have added to next season’s offensive arsenal with a verbal commitment from left-winger Chris MacKinnon.

The Huskies, who won their first University Cup in March as Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s hockey champions, are getting a prolific point producer who finished tied for seventh in the Ontario Hockey League scoring race with 29 goals and 61 assists for 90 points in 64 games with the Kitchener Rangers.

He’ll help fill the void that will be left with the departures of former CIS player of the year Marc Rancourt and leading goal-scorer Cody Thornton.

“He’s a good, skilled player and a good student,” said Huskies head coach Trevor Stienburg. “He’s what we need. We need to keep our talent level up and he’s a great kid who wants to go to school.”

The five-foot-eight, 185-pound native of Aurora, Ont., piled up 27 points in 20 post-season games this spring and finished with 256 points in 250 career OHL games.

The Huskies also received a commitment from forward Michael Stickland of the Swift Current Broncos. Stickland had 25 goals and 32 assists for 57 points in 69 games last season and has 172 points and 305 penalty minutes during his four-year Western Hockey League career.

 
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