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March 14, 2018 | Hockey (M)

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Beauregard named top hockey player in U SPORTS

Centre Anthony Beauregard of the Concordia Stingers is the 2017-18 recipient of the Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy as the U SPORTS player of the year in men’s hockey.

The second-year athlete from St. Damase, Que. was the leading scorer in U SPORTS and the OUA. In 28 games he scored 19 goals and added 41 assists for 60 points. That’s a full 14 points more than the second-leading scorer in U SPORTS men’s hockey.

Beauregard played on the power play and penalty kill and was equally as dangerous on both, picking up four goals on the man-advantage and three short-handed goals.

“Anthony’s mindset is that he wants to be the best player on the ice every night. And he is the best player on the ice every time he’s out there,” said Concordia head coach Marc-André Elément. “He plays in every situation and wants to be the best in every one of them. That’s what separates him, gives him the edge over other players.

“Anthony sees the game so well. His vision of the game is unbelievable. That’s his biggest asset."

The 22 year old joined the Stingers in January of 2017. He comes out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he spent four seasons with the Val-d’Or Foreurs.

The last time a student-athlete from Concordia won the Sullivan Trophy was also the first time the award was presented. In 1976 goaltender Jim Corsi, now an assistant coach with the Stingers, was the first recipient of the award.

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