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Two hockey signees to play in SJHL All-Star Game

Dec. 7, 2004

SAULT STE. MARIE - All three Lake Superior State hockey recruits who committed during the fall signing period hail from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, and two will be playing in the SJHL All-Star Game on Dec. 19.

Kindersley Klippers forwards Troy Schwab and Josh Sim have both been named to the all-star team, and Schwab was a unanimous pick. Schwab, a 5-8, 185-pound native of Kindersley, leads the SJHL in scoring with 14 goals and 34 assists in 27 games played.

"Schwab is a tough, gritty player," LSSU coach Frank Anzalone said. "Josh Sim plays physical and can skate well. I'm surprised that Wheeler did not make the all-star team, but there are a lot of 20-year-old defensemen in that league."

Sim, a 5-10, 183 pounder from Saskatoon, Sask., was enjoying a breakout year before suffering an injury that kept him out of the lineup for several weeks. He has eight goals and 15 assists in 15 games. Last year, he had 10 goals and 17 assists in 49 games.

Schwab has garnered two SJHL Player of the Week honors this season, and Sim has one.

Kindersley is currently the top team in the SJHL Itech Conference with a 19-11-2 record. LSSU's blue line recruit, Matt Wheeler, played in the SJHL Prospects game last season. This season, the 6-2, 205-pounder has four goals and two assists through 22 games and is third on the team in penalty minutes with 100. Weyburn is fifth in the SJHL Sherwood Conference with a 10-17-4 record.

"Wheeler is a big, strong defenseman with a really good shot," Anzalone said. "All of the recruits skate well, and they all contribute to their teams' success. They all play with some jam - they exhibit grit and determination. Those are attributes that we really need."

Former SJHL players who are currently on LSSU's roster are defenseman Kory Scoran and forwards Trent Campbell, Derek R. Smith and Nathan Ward.

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