The Concordia men’s hockey program is pleased to announce Anthony Gingras, an accomplished student-athlete who played five years in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, has committed to the Stingers.
“We’re really excited to have him join the team,” said interim head coach Marc-André Élement. “He’s a good person, he’s got a great attitude and he’s a very good student.”
Gingras, a 20-year-old defenceman, has earned many honours for his academics. He recently received a $2500 bursary from the Fondation Sport-Études. The award recognizes his perseverance. He consistently devoted himself to his Cégep work despite being traded and changing schools several times over the last couple of years.
At Concordia, he will study Administration in the John Molson School of Business.
A native of Lévis, Que., Gingras played 267 games in the major junior ranks dating back to the 2011-12 season when he joined the Québec Remparts. During his career he played for four different teams and twice suited up for the Remparts. He collected 11 goals and 37 assists for 48 points in the QMJHL.
“He’s going to be a shut-down defenceman for the Stingers,” said Élement. “He’s a very aggressive player and he’ll improve our physical play in the back end. He’s in great shape. He will also contribute to the penalty kill.”
Gingras checks in at six feet and 195 pounds.