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Ottawa, ON – As the CCHL prepares for their matchup with NCAA Division 1 UMass Lowell on December 29th, the league announced that David Bérubé has been named to the roster, replacing Trevor Poeze of the Kanata Lasers, due to an injury.
“It’s a well-deserved recognition for David,” said Head Coach Martin Dagenais, who will coach the CCHL in Lowell on December 29th. “He’s been a very effective player for us this season. Hopefully, he uses this game to show NCAA Division 1 scouts that he can play at this level next season.”
Bérubé, 20, is in his first season with the Jr. Senators, after spending the last three seasons with the QCHL’s (Québec Collegiate Hockey League) Sainte-Foy Dynamiques. In 99 career QCHL games, Bérube recorded 31 goals, 59 assists, for 90 career points.
In the program’s seven-year history, Bérubé ranks second in all-time assists and fourth in both goals, points, and games played. He is coming off a career-high 52 point season a year ago, which lead his team.
Bérubé suited up for the QJHL champion Princeville Titans in this past years Fred Page Cup in Amherst, Nova Scotia, who ultimately fell in the championship game to the Jr. Senators who moved on to the National Jr. A Championships in Brooks, Alberta.
In 38 games so far this season with the Jr. Senators, Bérubé ranks second on the team in goals with 15, to go along with 14 assists for 29 points.
“I am looking forward to playing against older and better players,” said Bérube after being named to the roster. “It’s going to be exciting. I am grateful for this opportunity to play against a top NCAA program. It will be a good test for me to see if I am ready to make a jump to the next level.”
The Jr. Senators forward will join two fellow teammates in Ethan Mulhearn and Bailey Brant, who were also named to the roster early last week.
Puck drop from the Tsongas Centre in Lowell, MA is set for 5:00 on Sunday as the CCHL All-Star Selects take on #14 ranked UMass Lowell on the Jr. Senators Broadcast Network at mixlr.com/ojsradio and CKDJ 107.9 FM in Ottawa. UMass Lowell will have a simulcast of the game at CBS All Access on GoRiverHawks.com