The Brooks Bandits are proud to announce that 21 year old Forward Cam Maclise has committed to play at the University of New Brunswick, beginning in the fall of 2013. Located in Fredericton, NB the “Varsity Reds” play in the Atlantic University Sport Conference of the CIS under long time Head Coach Gardiner MacDougall. The upcoming season will mark the 14th year for MacDougall as Head Coach of the program which had been to an astounding 8 National Championship Tournaments under his guidance.
Cam is from Lacome, AB where he grew up playing minor hockey before joining the Red Deer “AAA” system for his Bantam and Midget days. Cam then moved on to play for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL where he spent one year before joining the Brooks Bandits. Maclise played 3 seasons in Brooks that came with plenty of individual and team success. Maclise was an integral part of the Bandits offense this season and as team Captain he became the franchise’s all-time leader in assists (131) and points (216). After winning back to back AJHL Championships, Maclise capped off an impressive Junior career with an RBC Cup Championship where he led the tournament scoring with 6 goals and 3 assists in only 6 games.
The individual achievements are what really sets Maclise’s success apart from others being named by Hockey Canada as the 2013 Player of the Year in Junior A Hockey. He was also tabbed as the Most Valuble Player of the RBC Cup Tournament along with being named Most Valuble Player in the AJHL.
Head Coach/GM Ryan Papaioannou, “Cam is as good as it gets at this level. He has been such a pleasure to coach on the ice and has grown to become a very mature leader. His natural abilities are something you don’t see everyday and we are fortunate that he chose our program for his development. Cam had always said that he wanted to play for a top CIS program and being given an opportunity to play at UNB fulfills that goal. Cam has made a significant impact on our organization and we will miss his presence around the room and especially on the ice as we move forward. His future is bright and he will be a great player and person at UNB.”
The Bandits Organization would like to congratulate Cam and his Family on his athletic and academic future.
Cam is the tenth Bandit comitted to post secondary hockey joining;
- Patrick Lee (University of Massachusetts)
- Anthony Paskaruk (Clarkson)
- Corey Scammon (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
- Anthony Petruzzelli (University of Vermont)
- Chris Muscoby (University of Vermont)
- Maddison Smiley (University of Massachusetts)
- Tanner Hicks (Manhattenville)
- Dakota Mason (Plattsburgh State)
- RJ Reed (SAIT)