By TRT Staff with notes from hamiltonbulldogs.com
HAMILTON — Hockey come up Brenden Anderson, a Mohawk of Six Nations, helped the Hamilton Bulldogs secure their spot as representatives of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Memorial Cup Championship in Saint John, New Brunswick this year.
The Memorial Cup pits the winners of the Western Hockey League (WHL), Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) together, along with a fourth host-team squad. Taking place from June 20-29, the Memorial Cup is hosted by the Saint John Seadogs this year, joined in competition by the Bulldogs, Edmonton Oil Kings and Shawinigan Cataractes.
The championship started with the Bulldogs facing the host, the Seadogs opening night on Monday evening. Giving the Seadogs the first goal for their home crowd spelled for a loss, 5-3.
The Bulldogs will play again on Thursday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m., EDT, against the Cataractes, and agin on Friday, June 24, at 6:00 p.m., EDT, against the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Back in October of 2021, the Hamilton Bulldogs were pleased to announce the acquisition of the rights to forward Anderson from the Kitchener Rangers in exchange for a conditional 10th round selection in 2022.
Anderson, a product of Ohsweken, began the season with the Brantford 99ers of the OJHL recording 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 6 games. The 6’5”, 210lbs power-forward was originally selected by Kitchener in the 11th round, 215th overall, in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection Draft.
Anderson was second in scoring with 14 goals, 16 assists in 27 games for Brantford before signing with Hamilton. By January of this year, he had one goal in eight games with the Bulldogs.