BC Home Coming for 5 UND Players

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University of North Dakota, a seven time national championship NCAA team is coming to Vancouver. They’re bringing with them five that have called BC and the BCHL home, including four from the RBC Cup champion Penticton Vees.

UND is here with Princeton University Tigers, to play two Canadian university teams, SFU Clan and UBC Thunderbirds in the 2nd Annual North West Pacific Showcase, Jan 2-3, at Bill Coupland arena in Burnaby, hosted by the SFU club.

UND’s roster includes freshman Adam Tambellini, who minor played minor hockey in BC when his dad was Director of Player personal for the Vancouver Canucks.

 

Adam Tambellini

 

Adam joins the Sioux from the Surrey Eagles after being drafted by the Rangers in the third round last spring. Adam’s older brother Jeff, also played in the BCHL before playing NCAA Michigan, and joining the NHL.

 

Another freshman, Troy Stecher of Richmond, just named player of the week, spent the previous three seasons with the Vees, and was named Interior Conference Defenseman of the Year (47 pts, 8g, 39a in 52 g).

 

Troy Stecher #2

 

Two Penticton brothers are on the team.

Mark MacMillan #16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freshman Mark MacMillan averaged 1.425 points per game with the Vees in 2010-2011 season, after playing with the Alberni Bulldogs in 2009-2010.

Older brother, Mitch MacMillan a junior (3rd year) is also forward on the team.

 

Mitch MacMillan #25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitch played in two years in Alberni Valley notching 93 points in 2009-2010, and 55 the year before.

 

Wade Murphy is another ex-Vee. The Victoria native was drafted in the seventh round by Nashville last spring after leading the Vees in points (70) and assists (47) last season.

Wade Murphy #7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In total 14 Canadians are on the Sioux roster, including two each from the AJHL, SJHL, MJHL, and OJHL and one from the CCHL.

 

For tickets, contact: http://www.burnabymountainhockey.com/tickets.html