Brett Brochu Stole The Spotlight This Season In The OHL

Brett Brochu

Brett Brochu of the London Knights – Photo by Luke Durda/OHL Images

When the OHL season started, the London Knights had a crowded crease. Three goaltenders, including Tilbury’s Brett Brochu, were all vying for playing time.

One, Jordan Kooy was destined for the starters role after being drafted last summer by the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights. Two, Brett Brochu and Matt Onuska looked to be fighting for the backup role.

Everything changed however, when Brett Brochu stepped into the crease.

Flash forward and Kooy finished the season with the Oshawa Generals, Matt Onuska played the year out with the GOJHL’s St. Thomas Stars, and Dylan Myskiw who the Knights acquired as an overager spent most of the year backing up Brochu.

“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity that I’ve gotten this season and I’m also glad I’ve gotten the chance to succeed behind such a great team,” Brochu modestly said of his season.

When the OHL season prematurely ended, Brochu sat first overall in goals against average at 2.40, and had just come off back-to-back OHL Goaltender of the Month honours in January and February, as well as OHL Rookie of the Month honours in January. Couple that with two shutouts and a 32-6-0-0 record, and Brochu was clearly the OHL’s top performing netminder this season. Oh, and despite not finishing the season, those 32 wins were still an OHL record for most wins ever by a rookie netminder.

With that in mind, it was understandable Brochu was heartbroken when the seasons cancellation came down, especially with the Knights looking like serious contenders for an OHL title.

“Getting the news that our season has been postponed was heartbreaking,” Brochu told CKSN. “It’s a tough situation for everyone and what the CHL did was for the best and was the right decision, but it was still a tough pill to swallow when you hear the news your season can come to an end without the chance of attaining a championship.”

With the coronavirus outbreak still ongoing, Brochu has now turned his focus to following up on his incredible season, and proving he wasn’t a one hit wonder in the league.

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