Former Cyclones Defender Ledrew Signs With Junior A Brockville Braves
Former Chatham-Kent Cyclones defender Trent Ledrew has signed to play with the CCHL’s Brockville Braves.
For Ledrew, a Belle River product, the decision to move away from home as a 16-year-old and make the jump to Junior A was an easy one.
“The choice of the CCHL was a no brainer,” Ledrew explained. “The amount of positive things I heard about the league and especially to play for the team of Brockville. It is a league that’s filled with talented and mature players to learn from and compete with.”
The CCHL regularly sends athletes to the NCAA. For Ledrew, a blueliner who was passed over in the OHL Draft last year despite being viewed as a “sure thing” by most, has a lot to prove this year, and he’s ready to hit the ice in full stride.
“The main goal is to help the team be the best we possibly can and try to win the championship. It will be a fantastic life experience and I will make many new friendships. Ultimately, I hope to develop my game to a point where I can earn the opportunity to play NCAA or USports hockey.”
For Ledrew, moving away from home to chase his hockey dreams has been a smooth transition. He’s made his Junior A debut, and is settling into life in Brockville.
“Life here has been amazing. The school was very welcoming , the team is just like a brotherhood where everyone is looking for the opportunity to improve and help the team in the best way possible. The organization has made the move very positive and smooth.”