Sanderson Joins Mount Royal Cougars In The Fall

The 5’4” forward from Melita, Manitoba, Andrea Sanderson will be joining the Mount Royal Cougars in the fall to continue her hockey career and further her education.  Sanderson said, “I chose Mount Royal as the place to further my education and hockey career mainly based on the atmosphere I felt while I was there. The school isn't very big and class sizes are small compared to any other university and I just felt like it was a very open and welcoming community. Hockey-wise, I really liked their facilities, the team, and the coaching staff. It was a very welcoming group! I could just picture myself going there and living there. I have always loved Calgary too so it all just seemed to fit together.” 

Last year Sanderson played for the Westman Wildcats earning 48 points (22G, 26A) in 59 games played. The Grade 12 forward ended her career with a great season with the Wildcats, losing out of the Regional Championship in game 2 with a hard fought 7-6 loss. Recently Sanderson graduated from Melita High School and looks forward to the fall and starting the season with the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary, Alberta, “Next season I look forward to learning to play a whole new game of hockey. It's going to be a lot faster and the girls are going to be much more talented. So I'm very excited to begin to practice, train and compete at a whole new level.”

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The 18-year-old will be taking her Bachelor of Health and Physical Education and majoring in Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal University.  Sanderson said, “I'm just looking forward to starting a new adventure and being able to continue to play the game I love makes it that much more exciting!” 

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