Papirny will join 24 other U-Sports athletes as members of the 2018 All-Star squad that will face-off against Canada’s World Junior Championship prospects in a three-game mini series from December 12th-14th in Victoria, B.C.. Every player on the 25-man CIS team has spent time within the Canadian Hockey League (WHL, OHL, QMJHL) to some extent.
The U-Sports All-Stars and the Team Canada hopefuls will do battle from the BCHL’s Q Centre on Wednesday at 8:00 P.M. central, Thursday at 8:00 P.M. and Friday at 4:00 P.M. The U-Sports squad features seven All-Star returnees, with one player actually returning for the third time. 2018 marks Papirny’s first selection to the superstar team.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound 22-year-old Papirny is currently studying at the University of Calgary. He is one of four players representing the third place Dinos on the All-Star team. Papirny – originally from Edmonton, AB. is in his second season with Calgary, and currently holds a 5-2-1 record in nine contests. He is also sporting a clean 2.73 goals against average and a .889 save percentage on the year.
Papirny played four seasons for Brandon of the WHL, helping the Wheaties to the league championship in 2015-16, and finishing his Wheat Kings career with 185 total regular season games played. Papirny had 110 wins in those 185 games played.