Rebels Holub and Maryville unite

Keaghan Holub is joining the Maryville University Saints.

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Castlegar Rebel Keaghan Holub had options of where to play next fall.


The opportunity to play for the Maryville University Saints was hard to pass up.


“They are a new and successful program with a brand new arena,” says Holub, who had 11 goals and 17 points in 47 games with the Rebels and Grand Forks. “They are really trying to ramp the program up and get a good team out of it. The school itself is amazing. They have an awesome small community feel and has the right programs I wanted to further my education.” 


Based in St. Louis, Holub will study sports business management as he works towards a front office career in hockey. Holub, who grew up in Eckville, Alta., likes that he will be in the city and get a chance to watch Blues hockey.


Holub began his junior career in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with the Osoyoos Coyotes in 2017-18. In 132 career regular season games, Holub scored 17 goals and had 28 points. He added two goals and three points in 14 playoff games.


“I felt I played very well this season. Finished off strong with Castlegar. They were a very good team at the end,” he says. “I really got to work on my leadership abilities this year being the only 20-year-old on such a young team.”