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January 3, 2019 | Hockey (M)

Anthony Dumont-Bouchard with head coach Marc-André Element.

Goalie Dumont-Bouchard commits to men's hockey team

Head coach Marc-André Element is pleased to announce goaltender Anthony Dumont-Bouchard has committed to the Concordia Stingers men's hockey program and will suit up this semester.

Dumont-Bouchard comes to university hockey after four seasons in the major junior ranks with the Drummondville Voltigeurs, the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and the Kitchener Rangers. He also spent time training with the Brampton Beast in the East Coast Hockey League last fall.

“He’s a great player with a great attitude,” said Element. “He’s definitely going to help make our program more competitive.”

Assistant coach Jim Corsi is excited to have Dumont-Bouchard join goaltenders Marc-Antoine Turcotte and Sébastien Lefebvre.

“Anthony has really bought into what Stinger hockey is all about,” said Corsi. “It’s about hard work breeding success. Having him with us is really going to help the long game for our program.”

Dumont-Bouchard, a native of Lévis, Que. who checks in at six-feet, 180-pounds, has the skills to match the good work ethic.

“His strong suit is his ability to read the game,” said Corsi. “He’s also really quite athletic and in today’s game, athleticism is valuable.”

He is one of seven new faces added to the lineup this month. They include forwards Christopher Smith, Philippe Pelletier-Leblanc, Brendan Hamelin, Anthony Beauchamp and Dylan McCrory. Blue chip defenceman Simon Bourque rounds out the group.

The Stingers open the second half of the season with a couple of road games. They face the Carleton Ravens tonight at 7 p.m. and the RMC Paladins on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The first home game for Concordia is Friday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. when the Ottawa Gee-Gees will be the visitors.