With the Sault College Cougars men’s hockey season just over a month away, the club has announced on Thursday that they have added a blueliner with a ton of championship experience.
Twenty-year-old defenceman Andrew Barbeau has committed to the Cougars for the 2018-2019 season.
Last season, the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native served as captain of the GOJHL’s Niagara Falls Canucks, where led all team defencemen in scoring with 2 goals and 47 points in 50 regular season games.
He also played on the same team as forwards Frankie Pucci, Noah Boman and Matt Caruso, who are all from Sault Ste. Marie.
After the Canucks were eliminated in the semifinal, Barbeau joined the OJHL’s Wellington Dukes, where he helped the club capture its first Buckland Cup title since 2011, followed by a Dudley Hewitt Cup title.
Barbeau, who stands 5’11 and 205 lbs, also played with the NOJHL’s Soo Thunderbirds during the 2014-2015 & 2015-2016 seasons.
In 2015, Barbeau helped the Thunderbirds win their third Copeland Cup McNamara Trophy in franchise history, followed by their second Dudley Hewitt Cup title.
Barbeau, who is also known as “Barbs”, attended Erie Otters Camp as a free agent back in the summer of 2015.
The 20 year old will be taking the Business program at Sault College this fall.