Matt Benning and Peter Quenneville have three things in common:
They are both from Alberta.
They both played in the AJHL for two years.
And they are teammates on the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
“The AJ is a good league,” says Dubuque head coach Jim Montgomery. “I’ve scouted it many times in college and I would say it’s the Canadian league that’s most familiar to the USHL.”
There is some controversy over whether or not the two leagues are on equal playing fields. Benning, for instance, chose to remain in the AJHL for another year even though he was drafted into the WHL because he wanted to maintain his NCAA eligibility.… read more