C-K Native Named Scout For London Knights

A local educator for the Lambton-Kent District School Board is taking his keen eye for hockey talent to the next level.

Brendan Ross is the newest member of the OHL’s London Knights, accepting a position as the Alliance Area Scout for the Junior A club.

With roots in Florence, Ross has had a life-long passion for hockey and spent the last two and a half years as the Director of Scouting and Head Scout for TheScout.ca. Ross will now become responsible for the area spanning from Windsor to Hamilton while assisting the Knights’ scouting staff with regional prospects, as required.

Making the jump to the OHL is an accomplishment Ross has aspired to make, but was never certain of.

Six years ago, I never would’ve thought reaching the OHL was a realistic goal,” Ross told CKSN.ca.

That mindset changed for the LKCS grad after taking on additional responsibilities and successfully meeting personal goals and challenges.

Ross had some interest from the Junior A ranks over recent years and is happy to have found a home in London.

“I always told myself that it was important for both myself and the team that the fit was good,” added Brendan. “I’m excited to make the switch from independent scouting to being a key member of an OHL team. I’m looking forward to seeing my work in the rinks translate into an OHL draft pick and being part of that process is exciting.”

Ross added that London’s history book and success were both factors in his decision.

“London has always been one of the most historic CHL franchises and with their recent success in graduating top end prospects into the NHL, it’s an attractive quality that the organization offers. It sometimes flies under the radar too at times but London has been very successful at graduating team personnel to higher levels of competition and that was an important part of my decision in meeting with the Knights. Development in all aspects of the hockey operations is top notch with London and I’m looking forward to learning alongside some bright hockey minds.”

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