CIS captains announced for series vs. National Junior Team prospects

OTTAWA (CIS) – Kruise Reddick, a fifth-year centre from the University of Alberta, has been named captain of the CIS men's hockey all-stars for this weekend's exhibition series against Canada's National Junior Team prospects.

The two-game set takes place at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST and Sunday at noon as part of the National Junior Team's preparation for the 40th IIHF World Junior Championship in Finland (Dec. 26 – Jan. 5).

Tickets are available at the door 90 minutes before puck drop at a cost of $15. Both contests will also be streamed live at CIS-SIC.tv.

The 23-player CIS lineup – including 20 with CHL experience - is comprised of 11 standouts from the OUA conference and six apiece from the AUS and Canada West leagues.

Reddick, who hails from Manor, Sask., is no stranger to wearing the "C" on his jersey. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound physical education and recreation student has captained the Golden Bears for the past two seasons and had also earned the honour with Team Canada at the 2015 Winter Universiade in Spain and with Tri-City in his WHL days.

"I am extremely honoured to be named captain of this team that will represent CIS," said Reddick, the MVP of last March's University Cup national championship who has 18 points in 16 conference games so far this season. "I feel very fortunate to be chosen for this team and to play with some of the best players throughout Canada. I look forward to the opportunity to lead this group against the world juniors."

Reddick's alternate captains in Toronto will be forwards Colin Behenna of Waterloo, Olivier Hinse of Concordia and Stephen MacAulay of Saint Mary's, all of whom currently lead their CIS team in scoring. Hinse has been the Stingers' captain for two years, while Behenna and MacAulay wear the "A" with the Warriors and Huskies, respectively.

"We are extremely fortunate to have such an experienced leadership group within our team," said Team CIS head coach Shawn Camp from the University of Guelph. "With Kruise as our captain and Olivier, Colin and Stephen as our assistants we have selfless leaders who make everyone around them better players and better people."

CIS ROSTER

No. - Name - University - Hometown -  HT -  WT  - Age - CIS Elig.

Goaltenders
30 Kevin Bailie Queen's Belleville, Ont. 6-3 195 23 3
1 Corbin Boes Dalhousie Saskatoon, Sask. 6-3 224 22 2
31 Jordon Cooke Saskatchewan Leduc, Alta. 5-10 185 22 2

Defencemen
9 Spencer Abraham Queen's Campbellville, Ont. 5-10 172 22 2
3 Kenny Bradford Windsor St. Catharines, Ont. 6-2 225 24 4
15 Tim Campbell Lethbridge Thornhill, Ont. 6-1 188 24 4
6 Samuel Labrecque McGill Granby, Que. 5-6 182 23 5
4 Martin Lefebvre UQTR Terrebonne, Que. 5-11 185 23 3
5 Jordan Murray UNB Riverview, N.B. 6-1 205 22 3
8 Matthew Pufahl Acadia Saskatoon, Sask. 6-2 208 22 2
2 Jordan Rowley Alberta Edmonton, Alta. 6-0 180 25 5

Forwards
10 Guillaume Asselin UQTR Quebec City, Que. 5-11 194 23 3
22 Colin Behenna Waterloo Waterloo, Ont. 5-8 170 24 4
19 Jordan DePape Manitoba Winnipeg, Man. 6-0 190 23 3
23 Tyler Fiddler Mount Royal Prince Albert, Sask. 5-11 185 25 5
17 Liam Heelis McGill Georgetown, Ont. 6-0 197 25 5
18 Olivier Hinse Concordia Sherbrooke, Que. 6-2 220 24 4
14 Eric Locke StFX Toronto, Ont. 5-10 185 22 2
16 Stephen MacAulay Saint Mary's Cole Harbour, N.S. 6-2 185 23 3
7 Chris Maniccia Brock St. Catharines, Ont. 5-11 190 21 3
12 Michael McNamee Carleton Perth, Ont. 6-2 191 23 3
11 Kruise Reddick Alberta Manor, Sask. 5-9 180 25 5
21 Alex Saulnier Moncton Cap-Pelé, N.B. 5-11 191 23 3

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Shawn Camp (University of Guelph)
Assistant Coach: Darren Burns (Acadia University)
Assistant Coach: Brett Gibson (Queen's University)
Assistant Coach: Mike Sirant (University of Manitoba)
Trainer: Natalie Paladino (University of Guelph)
Trainer: Shelby Stableford (University of Guelph)
Equipment Manager: Sam Asaro (University of Toronto)
Equipment Manager: Dave Storey (University of Guelph)

CHL EXPERIENCE

Goaltenders
Kevin Bailie Oshawa (2008-09 / 2011-12), London (2012-13)
Corbin Boes Brandon (2010-11 / 2012-13), Lethbridge (2013-14), Portland (2013-14)
Jordon Cooke Kelowna (2010-11 / 2013-14)

Defencemen
Spencer Abraham Brampton (2010-11 / 2012-13), Erie (2012-13 / 2013-14)
Kenny Bradford (GOJHL product – St. Catharines Falcons)
Tim Campbell Guelph (2008-09 / 2010-11)
Samuel Labrecque (NCAA transfer - Clarkson)
Martin Lefebvre Quebec (2008-09 / 2012-13)
Jordan Murray Acadie-Bathurst (2010-11 / 2011-12), Drummondville (2012-13)
Matthew Pufahl Red Deer (2010-11 / 2011-12), Saskatoon (2011-12 / 2012-13), Everett (2013-14)
Jordan Rowley Kamloops (2005-06 / 2008-09), Prince Albert (2008-09 / 2010-11)

Forwards
Guillaume Asselin Montreal (2008-09 / 2009-10), Chicoutimi (2010-11 / 2012-13)
Colin Behenna Barrie (2008-09 / 2011-12)
Jordan DePape Brandon (2009-10), Kamloops (2009-10 / 2012-13), Red Deer (2012-13)
Tyler Fiddler Calgary (2007-08 / 2010-11)
Liam Heelis Peterborough (2006-07 / 2009-10), Owen Sound (2010-11)
Olivier Hinse Victo. (08-09 / 09-10), Que. (09-10 / 11-12), Sherb. (11-12), B.-Boisbriand (11-12)
Eric Locke Windsor (2010-11), Barrie (2010-11 / 2011-12), Saginaw (2011-12 / 2013-14)
Stephen MacAulay Saint John (2008-09 / 2012-13), Halifax (2012-13)
Chris Maniccia (NCAA transfer - UMass-Lowell)
Michael McNamee Quebec (2011-12), Sherbrooke (2012-13)
Kruise Reddick Tri-City (2006-07 / 2010-11)
Alex Saulnier Moncton (2009-10 / 2012-13)

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