Head coach Marc-André Element is pleased to announce Tyler Hylland and Alex Katerinakis of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada have committed to the Concordia men's hockey team and will suit up with the Stingers in the 2019-20 season.
“I’m very happy to add two quality players to our recruiting class,” said Element. “Tyler and Alex will help us offensively and improve our team speed They are good students and good leaders. They are very solid additions for our program.”
Hylland is a five-foot-10 left wing with five years of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) experience. He was selected in the second round of the 2014 junior draft by Blainville-Boisbriand and started his career with the Armada. His hockey journey took him to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and the Baie Comeau Drakkar. He was traded back to Blainville-Boisbriand last December.
The native of Châteauguay, Que. has more than 300 QMJHL games to his credit. This season he has played 52 games so far, picking up 15 goals and 13 assists.
Katerinakis is the captain of Blainville-Boisbriand and has played his entire five-year QMJHL career with the Armada after they chose him 11th overall in the first round of the 2014 draft. A five-foot-11 right wing, he has 295 games to his credit. This season the Montreal native is currently the leading scorer on his team with 19 goals and 20 assists in 50 games.
He attended the Montreal Canadiens’ development camp last summer and their rookie camp in September.
Hylland and Katernakis will be amongst friends when they join the Stingers. Currently, three other former Armada players are in the Concordia lineup – right wing Philippe Sanche, who was the Blainville-Boisbriand captain in 2015-16, defenceman Charlie Roy and right wing Brendan Hamelin.