Hockey: SMU Huskies add OHL's Cory Tanaka

The Saint Mary's Huskies went for experience in their recruiting.

SMU, which went to the University Cup last March, has added defensive forward Cory Tanaka, who set an OHL record for career games played last winter when he played for the Bellevile Bulls.

Duane Rollins of The 24th minute, who's a big Bulls fan, wrote an appreciation of Tanaka last winter when he sent the mark.

SMU coach Trevor Stienburg has a nice pipeline into Belleville. Last season's CIS player of the year, Marc Rancourt, played for the Bulls, as two did other Huskies regulars, Ryan Rorabeck, and Cody Thornton.

Another Bull-turned-Huskie, Jim Midgley, is coaching Team Atlantic at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Midgley was the setup man when current Queen's coach Brett Gibson was a scoring star for some strong Huskies teams in the early 2000s.
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