Hockey: V-Reds add d-man from Memorial Cup champs

Ben Shutron is going from one Canadian championship team to another.

The 6-foot, 190-pound defenceman and one-time member of Canada's under-18 hockey team has committed to join the UNB Varsity Reds, two months after he hoisted the Memorial Cup with the Windsor Spitfires. He also played in the Memorial Cup final in 2008 as a member of the Kitchener Rangers.

The Daily Gleaner notes the University Cup champion V-Reds have a "cavity" to fill on the back end with graduations of captain Dustin Friesen and David Bowman.

Shutron spent his first 3½ seasons of major junior with the human comedy which is the Kingston Frontenacs. Suffice to say, that earned him the right to join a first-rate university team.

Another hockey note: Former Lakehead forward Richard Molenaar has taken an assistant coaching position with the Merritt (Sask.) Centennials, a provincial Junior A team.

Shutron commits to UNB (Frederiction Daily Gleaner)
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