Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Koch SUPERU Player Profile: Kevin Anderson

Koch SUPERU – Change the Way You Grow
Dave Leaderhouse

The Notre Dame Hounds were one of four teams to miss out on the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s post-season last spring, but they did get a bit of a glimpse into the future when then 16-year-old forward Kevin Anderson scored a pair of goals in two appearances during the regular season.

Now 17 years old, the Regina product wasted little time in making an impact this year when he collected an assist in the Hounds’ overtime victory over the Weyburn Red Wings in their season opener last weekend.

The 5-foot-11, 154-pound Anderson joins the Junior “A” Hounds after completing a brilliant midget run in Notre Dame when he averaged a point per game with the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League Hounds last year. Anderson had 13 goals and 30 assists in 43 games following up on a rookie campaign that saw him register 20 points in 39 games with the Hounds as a 15-year-old.

Anderson began his time in Notre Dame in his final season of bantam hockey and in 29 games with the U-15 prep squad he posted 22 points, including six goals. Anderson also saw action in eight games that season with the Midget AAA club where he registered one assist.

A ninth-round pick of the Kootenay Ice in the 2018 Western Hockey League bantam draft and a 10-round selection of the Green Bay Gamblers in the 2019 United States Hockey League Futures Draft , Anderson has a long-term goal of obtaining a college scholarship while his short-term goals are to be a great teammate and contribute to the team’s overall success.

While he still could be playing midget hockey, it looks like Anderson is ready to make the permanent jump to the junior ranks and if his progression continues at its current pace he will undoubtedly play a big role in helping the Hounds make a return to the playoff party.