Brett Brochu-Former-Dresden Jr. Kings Goalie heading to World Juniors
It is always exciting to talk about players who started their junior career in the PJHL and have great success after moving up to a higher level. Brett is a great example of a player that jumped from the PJHL right to the OHL and has had great success right from the start. Brett is one of the 3 goalies selected to represent Canada at the World Juniors this year in Red Deer and Edmonton. It will be exciting to watch such a talented kid that played in Dresden as a 16-year-old compete against the best Junior players in the World.
A solid world junior would help the 2022 NHL draft-eligible player that has really impressive stats this year with the London Knights. He has been really good for the Knights since the start with a 2.40 average in 2019-2020. He had a record of 32 wins and 6 losses. Last year there were not any games but he joined the Pittsburgh Penguins organization near the end of the year and played 1 game in the American Hockey League for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. This year he has a 15-5-1 record with a goals-against of 2.54.
Brett Brochu started his Junior hockey in Dresden in the 2017-2018 season. Former Dresden GM Jason Badder recruited him out of the London Knights camp. He had been drafted in 6th round of the OHL draft by the London Knights.” Jason says that Brett was their hardest working player at every practice and every game. A lot of Dresden’s success that year was because of Brett’s play. Not only did Brett have a great work ethic but he brought a positive attitude to the rink every night.”. Current Dresden GM Chris Dawson” says they are still focused on developing young players to move up the ladder.”
“West PJHL Conference manager Mark Hagerman remembers the first time he saw Brett play in Lakeshore and he was quite impressed. Mark said Dresden was a solid team that year and that Brett gave them a chance to win every night.”
He had an impressive year with a goals-against of 2.46 in the regular season. His record during the season was 27-11. In playoffs, he was even better with a GAA average of 2.10. That is unbelievable for a 16-year-Old. He had a 6-5 recorded for Dresden in the playoffs.
“PJHL Commissioner Terry Whiteside would like to congratulate former Dresden Junior Kings player Brett Brochu on being picked to play for Canada at the World Juniors.”
Brett will have a lot of players and staff from the PJHL cheering for him along the way with Team Canada this Christmas.