Nineteen Central Canada Hockey League alumni participated in NCAA Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference programs during the 2019-20 season, which included five Seniors, three Juniors, four Sophomores, and seven Freshmen.
Notable alumni included former Hawkesbury Hawks star and CCHL MVP David Jankowski, former Nepean Raiders star goaltender Francis Marotte, former Carleton Place Canadians back-stopper Jeremie Forget, Kemptville 73’s alum Ashton Fry, and former Cornwall Colts captain Grant Cooper.
Heading into 2020-21, two more players are on their way from the CCHL, including Elliott McDermott of the Carleton Place Canadians (Colgate University) and Charlie Campbell of the Cornwall Colts (Clarkson University).
DAVID JANKOWSKI | ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
Despite missing 11 games with injury, Jankowski led the Skating Saints in goals, points, power-play goals and faceoff wins through the final nine games and finished 6th in team scoring at season’s end. The two-way center finished with four goals and a career-high seven assists for 11 points and was given the Terry Slater Perseverance Award at the end of the season. Heading into his Junior season, the Waterdown, ON native is a major candidate to be given a larger workload, as well as earn a letter as one of the team captains.
FRANCIS MAROTTE | CLARKSON UNIVERSITY
In his final season of collegiate hockey, and first season with Clarkson University after transferring from Robert Morris University, Marotte solidified his case to being one of the top net-minders in all of the NCAA. The St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC native helped lead Clarkson to their best regular season in 23 years, while posting the best SV% (.938) in program history. His exceptional play earned him All-American honours and selection as the ECAC Ken Dryden Award recipient as Goaltender of the Year. With his college career now at an end, it is expected to see Marotte jump into the professional ranks in 2020-21.
JEREMIE FORGET | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Yet another standout goaltender to come out of the CCHL and have success at the NCAA level. Forget took over the starting role in his Sophomore season, posting a 5-10-2 record in 19 starts with a 2.79 GAA, .912 SV%, and 1 Shutout. The Mascouche, QC native should build off of his success to date and continue to improve over his final two seasons of college eligibility.
GRANT COOPER | CLARKSON UNIVERSITY
A born leader on and off the ice, Cooper does all the little things that coaches want from their players. Although he won’t find himself at the top of any scoring races, the Cornwall, ON native brings the willingness to do whatever it takes each and every game. After being limited to just 22-games in his first two seasons of college hockey, Cooper stayed healthy in his Junior year, dressing for 33 games of action. In 55 career games, the two-way forward has totaled 17 points (12G, 5A).
ASHTON FRY | ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
Fry finished third among his team in rookie scoring with 8 points (3G, 5A) in 26 games of action. The Highlands Ranch, CO native and former Kemtpville 73’s captain brings a nice combination of skill and energy to each shift. As he gains experience, gets stronger and continues to adapt to the speed of the college game, Fry will most certainly be given a bigger role over his next three seasons at St. Lawrence.
|SO||DAVID JANKOWSKI||ST. LAWRENCE||F||25||4||7||11||HAWKESBURY|
|SR||ALEX GILMOUR||ST. LAWRENCE||F||35||2||7||9||PEMBROKE|
|FR||ASHTON FRY||ST. LAWRENCE||F||26||3||5||8||KEMPTVILLE|
|FR||ZACH TUPKER||CORNELL||F||20||1||2||3||CARLETON PLACE|
|FR||BEN TUPKER||CORNELL||F||8||2||0||2||CARLETON PLACE|
|JR||CAMERON WHITE||ST. LAWRENCE||D||28||0||0||0||OTTAWA|
|FR||NICHOLAS WILDGOOSE||ST. LAWRENCE||F||4||0||0||0||ROCKLAND/BROCKVILLE|
|SR||NEIL DOEF||PRINCETON||F||0||0||0||0||SMITHS FALLS *RETIRED|
|SR||ADRIAN CLARK||DARTMOUTH||30||3.11||.897||CARLETON PLACE|
|SO||JEREMIE FORGET||PRINCETON||19||2.79||.912||CARLETON PLACE|
|FR||FRANCIS BOISVERT||ST. LAWRENCE||15||3.50||.897||OTTAWA|