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March 8, 2018 | Hockey (M)

Electrifying forward Anthony Beauregard led the nation in scoring.

Beauregard caps off OUA hockey season with MVP award

High-scoring Concordia Stinger centre Anthony Beauregard was named The OUA’s MVP when the conference announced its men’s hockey major awards and all-stars Thursday afternoon.

“Anthony came to Concordia with the right attitude,” said Stingers head coach Marc-André Element. “His mindset is that he is going to be the best player on the ice every night. He plays in every situation and wants to be the best in every one of them. And he is the best player on the ice every time he’s out there.”

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 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.“He sees the game so well,” Element said. “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 QMJHL where he spent four seasons with the Val-d'Or Foreurs.

Beauregard is the first Stinger to win the OUA MVP award since goaltender Robert Desjardins earned the recognition for his exceptional play in 1990-91. High-scoring forward Mark Mahon is the only other Concordia player to win the award. He was honoured in 1988-89.