Scoring machine forward Ryan Vendramin of the Sault College Cougars has capped a championship season with a major individual honour. The 23-year old captain of the Cougars has been named most valuable in the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association ranks.
Vendramin netted an amazing 55 goals, 41 assists, 96 points in 24 regular season games as the Cougars roared to an impressive record of 23-2-1.
Sault College then posted a perfect 5-0 record to win the Division 3, ACHA championship at the national tournament in Dallas, Texas. Vendramin tallied 13 goals, 7 assists, 20 points in the five games.
Add up the numbers and through 29 games over the course of the 2018-2019 season, Vendramin had 68 goals, 48 assists, 116 points.
A Sault Ste. Marie product, Vendramin starred for the Soo North Stars of the Great North Midget Hockey League before becoming an Ontario Hockey League draft pick of the Sarnia Sting. He played parts of two OHL seasons in Sarnia.
Meanwhile, Sault College defenseman Andrew Barbeau has been named to the ACHA’s second all-star team.
A slick defender who played for the major midget Soo Indians of the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association before becoming a standout in the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League, the 21-year old Barbeau totaled 24 goals, 39 assists, 63 points in 31 games for Sault College over the 2018-2019 season.