OTTAWA, ON – Thirteen Central Canada Hockey League alumni played for NCAA Hockey East Conference programs during the 2021-22 season. Below we recap the past seasons for Devon Levi, Grant Hebert, Owen Cole, Adrien Bisson, and Gabriel Carriere.
DEVON LEVI (CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS) – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
The Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC native and former CJHL Player of the Year had a dominant 2021-22 season between the pipes for Northeastern University. The former Team Canada World Junior goaltender posted a 21-10-1 record with a 1.54 GAA, .952 SV%, and 10 shutouts, helping backstop the Huskies to a Conference Title. For his efforts he would be named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award given to the Top Player in all of College Hockey while he would be named the winner of the Mike Richter Award as the Top Collegiate Goaltender and the Tim Taylor Award as the Top Collegiate Rookie. The sky is truly the limit for Levi, who’s NHL playing rights belong to the Buffalo Sabres in which he is surely making a strong case as one of their top prospects and goaltenders of the future. On April 4th, Levi informed the Sabres that he would be retuning to Northeastern for his Junior campaign.
GRANT HEBERT (NAVAN GRADS) – UNIVERSITY OF MAINE
The St. Andrews West, ON native and former CCHL leading scorer and MVP while with the Cumberland Grads had a strong Senior season with the University of Maine. After spending his first three seasons of college with Robert Morris University, Hebert would transfer in the summer of 2021 to the prestigious hockey program at Maine where he would make a strong impression. “Whenever you bring in a transfer, you don’t know what you’re getting sometimes. You watch video. But he works way harder than I anticipated. That’s a credit to him,” said Head Coach Ben Barr. “He is a smart player with a good stick.” Hebert would finish the season third in scoring on the Black Bears with 16 points (7G, 9A) in 29 games of action. It is currently undetermined what the future holds for the 6-3, 200lb forward, but he is eligible for one more season of collegiate play. It would also not be shocking to see him playing in the professional ranks very soon.
OWEN COLE (OTTAWA JUNIOR SENATORS) – UMASS LOWELL
The Dunnville, ON native and former captain and CCHL Champion with the Ottawa Junior Senators had a stellar freshman year with UMass Lowell where he finished second among first year skaters on the club with 10 points (3G, 7A) in 22 contests. The Exercise Science Major was named Most Improved Player on the team at their season-ending awards banquet. Still with a ton of college term remaining, Cole will be a player to keep an eye on over the next few years.
ADRIEN BISSON (OTTAWA JUNIOR SENATORS) – UNIVERSITY OF MAINE
The Cornwall, ON native and two-time CCHL Champion with the Ottawa Junior Senators continued his steady progression as a Junior with the University of Maine in 2021-22. The two-way defenseman tied a career-best in Points (7), while setting a new single season best with 4 goals to finish second among team defensemen. On April 18th, it was announced that Bisson would be transferring to Mercyhurst University for the 2022-23 season where he will join fellow CCHL alumni in Cade Townend (Carleton Place), Geoff Kitt (Carleton Place), and Devon Daniels (Ottawa).
GABRIEL CARRIERE (KANATA LASERS) UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
The Orleans, ON native and former CCHL All-Rookie Team member while with the Kanata Lasers took on a large workload in his Sophomore season with the University of Vermont where he started 24 games. He finished the campaign with a 7-14-2 record with a 2.84 GAA, .906 SV% and 4 Shutouts. He would earn the Tim Thomas Award as the top defensive player with the Catamounts. It is expected for him to continue the heavy workload for UVM heading into his Junior season as he will look to improve on his already strong play. He was recently invited to the Boston Bruins Development Camp.
|SO||DYLAN PETERSON||BOSTON UNIVERSITY||F||29||19||9||19||OTTAWA|
|FR||OWEN COLE||UMASS LOWELL||F||22||3||7||10||OTTAWA|
|SR||SAM KNOBLAUCH||UMASS LOWELL||F||19||0||7||7||CARLETON PLACE|
|JR||JOHN COPELAND||BOSTON UNIVERSITY||F||18||0||1||1||CARLETON PLACE|
|SO||DEVON LEVI||NORTHEASTERN||32||21||10||1.54||.952||CARLETON PLACE|