Monday, November 30, 2015

Murray Chosen To CIS All-Star Team

Earlier today the CIS announced the roster that will partake in a two game series against Canada's National Junior Team prospects on December 12th and 13 in Toronto. Varsity Reds 3rd year defenceman Jordan Murray was one of 23 CIS players from across the country to be named to the all-star team.

The 6'1", 205 pound Murray is enjoying another outstanding season on UNB's blueline. After seasons of 20 points and 23 points the native of Riverview, New Brunswick has 3 goals and 8 assists to go along with a +6 rating in 14 games thus far this season. Perhaps more impressively, he has done all of this while being forced to play a ton playing a ton of minutes and being relied on defensively more than ever before as the V-Reds have played with less than a full stable of defencemen in almost every game this year.

Murray talks about his selection below:

The all-star team is made up of 6 players each from the AUS and Canada West and 11 players from the OUA. No AUS team could have more than one representative.

Other AUS players on the team include Dalhousie goaltender Corbin Boes, Acadia Axemen defenceman Matthew Pufahl, St. FX forward Eric Locke, Saint Mary's forward Stephen MacAulay, and Moncton forward Alex Saulnier. Former Acadia Axemen forward and captain Liam Heelis, who is now playing his 5th year for McGill, was also named to the team.

The team is coached by Guelph head coach Shawn Camp with Brett Gibson (Queen's), Darren Burns (Acadia), and Mike Sirant (Manitoba) serving as the assistants.