Anthony Bardaro of the Prince Albert Raiders is at the edge of the crease on front of the Medicine Hat Tigers goal. The North Delta native will play for the UBC Thunderbirds this season.

Bardaro to join the T-Birds

North Delta player to attend UBC after four years in WHL

After four seasons in the Western Hockey League, Anthony Bardaro of North Delta will join the University of British Columbia (UBC) men’s hockey program for the 2013-14 season.

Bardaro was drafted out of the Burnaby Winter Club by the Spokane Chiefs in the 2007 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft, then was traded to the Prince Albert Raiders midway through his third season of junior hockey.

“I am extremely excited to be given the opportunity to play hockey at UBC this coming year,” said Bardaro. “Not only will I be receiving a great education, but I get the chance to play in my hometown on an amazing team. I’m exited to represent the Thunderbirds program and look forward to playing alongside a great group of guys.”

In four years in the WHL, the 5′ 10″, 180 lbs. centre scored 90 goals and added 100 assists while collecting 121 minutes in penalties.

“Anthony is one of the top offensive players that graduated from the WHL last year,” said UBC head coach Milan Dragicevic. “He brings a ton of skill, excellent offensive numbers, and was a top face-off man. We are excited that he chose UBC to continue his schooling and hockey career.”

The Thunderbirds open the 2013-14 Canada West regular season Friday, Oct. 11 in Calgary against the Dinos.

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