SAC hockey player joins national U16 ball hockey team
SAC’s Mark Hillier is representing Canada at the 2018 International Street and Ball Hockey Federation U16 World Junior Cup in the Czech Republic.
Mark, 16, hails from Labrador City, Newfoundland. The six-foot forward had been scouted by other schools last year, but he chose St. Andrew’s and was the only 15-year-old on the team of grade 11 and 12 boys. In 47 games with the First Hockey Saints this past season, he scored 16 goals and added 17 assists.
Before coming to St. Andrew’s, Mark spent two years playing in Cornerbrook, NL, for the Western Kings Bantam AAA team. His highlight was scoring the goal that clinched the provincial championship on home ice in February 2017.
This past month, he was drafted by the Moncton Wildcats with the 64th pick in the 2018 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Draft.
But this weekend, Mark is lacing up runners instead of skates for his next tourney. He departed from Aurora late last week to make his way to the Czech Republic for the June 28-July 1 tournament. The Canadian players will attend a training camp for the first few days with before opening the tournament against USA Red on June 28.
Mark is set to attend training camp with the Moncton Wildcats in August.