Chatham-Kent 2019 Male Athlete of the Year: Brett Brochu
Last year, Brochu finished in the top 4 of the 2018 Athlete of the Year voting. Brochu took 35.2% of the vote, which saw over 17,000 votes cast since the beginning of December.
Brochu, a Tilbury product opened the year playing for the Dresden Kings of the PJHL. He was named the PJHL Stobbs Division Rookie of the Year, playing for the Kings as a 16-year-old after being drafted by the OHL’s London Knights. He played an incredible 38 of Dresden’s 40 regular season games, recording a .915 save percentage and 2.46 goals against average.
Brochu then made the OHL’s London Knights, and played so well in the early months of the season, he forced the Knights to trade starter, and NHL pick Jordan Kooy.
Brochu recorded two shutouts, and put together a 12-5 record in 2019 at the OHL level as a 17-year-old.
As the calendar flipped, he sat 5th among all OHL netminders with a 2.86 goals against average, while also recording a .901 save percentage.
Brochu also earned CKSN’s October Athlete of the Month award.
The runner-up for Chatham-Kent’s Male Athlete of the Year is Cam Creechan. This is Creechan’s second straight runner-up award. The Western University football commit, who starred for the UCC Lancers and Chatham-Kent Cougars this year, earned 33.8% of the vote.
Rounding out the top 4 vote getters were Deni Goure and Quinn Matteis. Congratulations to all the nominees, including runner-up Cam Creechan, and CKSN’s 2019 Chatham-Kent Male Athlete of the Year, Brett Brochu.
2019: Brett Brochu
2018: Pierce Johnson
2017: Brenden Seys
2016: Lee Kucera
2015: Travis Konecny
2014: Joseph Raaymakers
2013: Max Allin