The McGill Redbirds men’s hockey program announced Friday via Twitter (@McGillHockey) that Guelph Storm overage winger Eric Uba has committed for the 2021-22 season.
A 20-year-old right-winger from Kitchener, Ont., Uba put together a great 2019-20 campaign for the Storm, scoring 29 goals while adding 29 assists for 58 points over 63 contests. His achievements earned him third place in Western Conference most underrated player voting on the OHL Coaches Poll. He was also the Storm’s nominee for the Roger Neilson Memorial Award given to the League’s top academic post secondary student.
Originally a ninth round (164th overall) pick of the Flint Firebirds in 2016, Uba has played 134 career regular season OHL games, compiling 101 points (48-53–101) in the process.
Uba joins a McGill program steered by OHL alumnus Liam Heelis behind the bench. The Redbirds played to a 16-12 mark in 2019-20, finishing fourth in the OUA East Division.
🚨 RECRUIT ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
Eric is a Roger Neilson Memorial Award Nominee as Top Academic Student in the OHL. He produced 58 points (29G-29A) in 63 games. pic.twitter.com/5ahyLKLWNV
— McGill Men’s Hockey (@McGillHockey) April 9, 2021