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It was a year like no other for former Warriors defenseman and RBC Cup National Champion Tyler Anderson. It all started with an early season trade that saw the 6’4″, 215-pound rearguard go up north to the Prince George Spruce Kings, an environment Anderson thrived in offensively, leading all BCHL defenseman in goals to finish off his Junior ‘A’ hockey career. The Niverville, Manitoba native went on to become a runner-up for the BCHL’s Defenseman of the Year award and receive a scholarship to the University of Lake Superior State, a program where another former Warrior in Bryan Basilico calls home.
Another achievement came just a week ago as Anderson was one of two former Warriors, the other being forward David Pope, to attend a National Hockey League development camp. The former 27-goal scorer Pope is taking part in his third NHL development camp with the Detroit Red Wings while Anderson, who travelled alongside his father Todd, took to Virginia to participate in the Washington Capitals development camp. A busy summer so far for the 21-year-old, whose summer is being occupied with preparing for college hockey in the fall and a day-to-day job as a welder.
Play-by-play voice of the Warriors Trevor Miller caught up with Anderson to talk about his busy 20-year-old season and looking ahead to playing college hockey with the Lake Superior State Lakers:
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