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Newfoundlander Tyler Boland is AUS scoring champ

Tyler Boland
Tyler Boland

University hockey player Tyler Boland of St. John’s has added another accolade to his growing list of achievements on the ice.

Boland won the Atlantic University Sport scoring title for the 2019-20 season, finishing with 20 goals, 28 assists and 48 points for the powerhouse University of New Brunswick Reds.

The Reds won the national U Sports championship last year, and appear well on their way to making a run at another Canadian title this season.

UNB, ranked No. 1 in the country, led the AUS conference with a 26-4 record.

This is Boland’s third season with UNB. Last year, he was fourth in AUS scoring with 19 goals and 19 assists for 38 points in 30 games.

Boland enjoyed a four-year Quebec Major Junior Hockey League career with the Rimouski Oceanic, winning the President’s Cup league championship in 2015.

He nearly won the Q’s scoring title in 2016-17, missing out by one point to Vitaly Abramov, who has appeared in a handful of games for the Ottawa Senators since his junior days.

Boland has had a sniff at the pros as well, attending the Winnipeg Jets' rookie camp in 2017.

The AUS opens its playoffs with quarter-finals Wednesday. UNB and second-place Acadia Axemen received a bye to the second round.

Semifinals are set to begin next week.

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