Michigan Tech has added another forward to the list of future Huskies. Evan Anderson has committed to the Huskies for either 2013 or 2014. Anderson played last season for the Colorado Thunderbirds U18 team, where according to Elite Prospects he led the team in points (31) and was tied for the most goals (15) in 39 games. Anderson was also a member of the 2010 Thunderbirds U16 Tier 1 National Championship team, where he played alongside 2012 Denver Pioneer recruit Quentin Shore.
Anderson was taken 10th overall in the 2011 USHL Entry Draft by the Sioux Falls Stampede, but this upcoming season Anderson will be playing junior hockey in the BCHL with the defending RBC Cup champion Penticton Vees. He’ll have some pretty big shoes to fill there after Penticton demolished the BCHL, setting tons of records throughout the season including a 42-game winning streak. It should be a great place for him to work on his skills before heading to Houghton, Michigan.
Anderson is a native of Columbine, Colorado, and will become only the second Husky to have called Colorado home (Corson Cramer was the other). It’s quite an accomplishment for Michigan Tech to get such a quality player out of the state of Colorado and Angelo Ricci, Director of Hockey Operations for the Thunderbirds, agrees. “Evan will be a terrific addition to Tech. He is a fine student/athlete that has worked so hard to achieve his goal of being a Division I athlete,” Ricci stated. “He is moving on to an excellent university with a great coaching staff.” After a season or two of honing his skills, Anderson should be able to step in and contribute for the Huskies as a power forward. His skill level can really be measured without the puck as he takes a lot of pride in his defensive play. Evan is a big kid who should excel down low in the offensive zone and isn’t shy about using his body to create space.
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