Not that things weren’t going well with the West Kelowna Warriors, because he won a national championship there and earned a reputation as a rugged defenceman that was tough to play against.
But an early-season move north to the Spruce Kings seems to have awakened a part of his game not many people saw coming. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound defenceman who recorded three goals and six assists last season with the Warriors, has exploded for 18 goals and 29 assists this season. His 47 points is fourth in the league among blueliners and his 18 goals is the most of anyone from the back end.
The production has been welcome for the Spruce Kings and it has also earned Anderson an NCAA commitment to Lake Superior State University (LSSU).
Anderson will join an LSSU program that competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) against conference rivals Alabama-Huntsville, Alaska, Alaska-Anchorage, Bemidji State, Bowling Green, Ferris State, Michigan Tech, Minnesota State and Northern Michigan.
LSSU has recruited heavily from the BCHL in recent years and the Lakers current roster features league alums Gordie Defiel, Ryan Renz, Diego Cuglietta, Brayden Gelsinger, Kyle Chatham, Jake Hand, Bryan Basilico, Aidan Wright and Gage Torrel.