During the 2018-19 season, Over 60 Central Canada Hockey League alumni skated in the USports Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Conference, the highest level of collegiate hockey in the province and country.
Some major highlights saw veteran forward Alexandre Boivin (Carleton University) have a career year finishing 12th overall in the national scoring race. Teammates Alex Row and Luke Edwards helped Queens University capture the Queens Cup and a berth in the National Championships.
Xavier Couture (Laurentian University), Deric Boudreau (Royal Military College), Jordan Larson (Lakehead University), Spenser Cobbold (Western University) and Lucas Batt (Wilfrid Laurier University) all had tremendous years with their respective programs as well.
Rookie skaters Andrew Jarvis and Chiwetin Blacksmith were big parts of the success at Carleton University while Liam Stagg showed flashes of brilliance as a Freshman at the Royal Military College.
All in all, the players coming out of the CCHL have many opportunities after their junior careers come to an end, and the USports level is an incredibly competitive destination for them. Heading into the 2019-20 season, 11 graduating CCHL’ers are heading into the U Sports Ontario system as of now. Matthew Titus and Jacob Collins (Nipissing University), Noah Rowe, Benjamin Pruneau, and Keenan Reynolds (Royal Military College), Taylor Egan and Geoff Dempster (Lakehead University), Scott Gervais (Laurentian University), and Connor Matton (University of Windsor) will all begin the next chapter of their careers.
F – Alexandre Boivin (4th Yr) – Carleton University
The former Gloucester Rangers and Pembroke Lumber Kings star wrapped up his fourth season with the Ravens where his steady progression continued, finishing second in team scoring with 34 points (15G, 19A) in 27 games. The Ottawa, ON native is known for having good hockey sense and the ability to control the pace of the game. He goes to the net hard, with purpose and works for positioning in front of the net where he picks up points due to his ability to get his stick on pucks.
F – Luke Edwards (2nd Yr) – Queens University
The Carleton Place Canadians alumnus finished 6th overall in team scoring with 14 points (5G, 9A), helping the Golden Gaels to a Queens Cup title and University Cup appearance in the process. The Kingston, ON native is expected to continue his progression heading into his third year where his experience should garner him a major leadership role with the team.
D – Andrew Jarvis – (1st Yr) – Carleton University
The Brockville Braves alum had an impressive first season with Carleton where he finished third among team defensemen with 10 points (1G, 9A) in 26 games of action. He picked up another 5 points (1G, 4A) in 8 playoff games. The Morrisburg, ON native plays a high energy two-way game, isn’t afraid to take hits to make plays or engage physically with bigger opponents. A future captain.
F – Alex Row – (2nd Yr) – Queens University
The Kemptville 73’s alumni finished 8th in Queens scoring with 12 points (5G, 7A) in 25 games of action, doubling his output from a year earlier. He chipped in with 3 points in 7 playoff games, helping the Gaels capture the Queens Cup. A good skater with a high compete level, the Elizabethtown, ON native is praised for his leadership and willingness to do whatever it takes to win.
F – Xavier Couture – (2nd Yr) – Laurentian University
The Cumberland Grads alum wrapped up his second season of collegiate hockey where he finished 4th in team scoring with 17 points (4G, 13A) in 28 games. Known as a hard-working player who is committed to whatever task he is given, The Rouyn-Noranda, QC native has a well-rounded two-way game and a high compete level perfect for the college game. Known as a goal-scorer in junior, Couture has evolved his game to become a more complete talent. He is expected to continue to progress and take on a larger role heading into his third season with the Voyageurs.
F – Jordan Larson – (3rd Yr) – Lakehead University
The Pembroke Lumber Kings and Carleton Place Canadians alumni had a successful first season with the Thunderwolves after transferring from NCAA Alabama-Huntsville. The Fort Frances, ON native and two-time CCHL Champion finished 7th in team scoring despite missing time with injury as he totaled 11 points (3G, 8A) in 22 games of action. Known as a smooth skating play-making two-way forward, Larson will be a big part of Lakehead’s success over his next two seasons of college hockey eligibility.
F – Spenser Cobbold – (4th Yr) – Western University
The Kanata Stallions alumnus wrapped up another strong season of collegiate play where he finished 5th on the Mustangs with 19 points (9G, 10A) in 37 combined regular season and postseason games. The Stittsville, ON native has totaled 74 points (29G, 45A) in 116 games at Western thus far. Known for his high-level of offensive play based off of speed, skill, and hard work, Cobbold heads into his 5th year looking to cap off a very successful collegiate career.
F – Lucas Batt – (3rd Yr) – Wilfrid Laurier University
The Carleton Place Canadians alum is coming off his most successful season of college hockey where he finished 7th overall on the Golden Hawks with 11 points (4G, 7A) in 20 games of action. The Lewisporte, NL native plays a strong simple game, is heavy on the forecheck and can win physical battles. He plays a 200 foot game, and can adapt to various roles he is asked to play in order to help his team win.
|2||LUKE EDWARDS||QUEENS||F||28||5||9||14||CARLETON PLACE|
|2||LUCAS BATT||WILFRID LAURIER||F||20||4||7||11||CARLETON PLACE|
|3||JORDAN LARSON||LAKEHEAD||F||22||3||8||11||PEMBROKE/CARLETON PLACE|
|2||MATT KENNEY||GUELPH||F||16||4||5||9||SMITHS FALLS|
|3||EVAN DE HAAN||CARLETON||D||25||1||7||8||PEMBROKE|
|1||HADYN HOPKINS||LAURENTIAN||F||24||4||4||8||CARLETON PLACE|
|4||ANTHONY LATINA||UOIT||F||25||1||5||6||CARLETON PLACE|
|4||ADAM LLOYD||BROCK||F||12||2||3||5||GLOUCESTER/CARLETON PLACE|
|2||DAVID ECCLES||WESTERN||D||22||0||5||5||CARLETON PLACE|
|1||JAMES THOMSON||WILFRID LAURIER||D||21||1||1||2||KANATA|
|2||BRAYDEN STORTZ||BROCK (WEST)||F||5||0||1||1||CARLETON PLACE|
|1||ADAM PILOTTE||MCGILL||D||2||0||0||0||CARLETON PLACE|
|2||PATRICK WHITE||OTTAWA||F||0||0||0||0||GLOUCESTER RANGERS|
|5||BRENDAN O’NEILL||UOIT||15||4||3.24||.889||0||CARLETON PLACE|