Player Features: Duncan Grube

Duncan Grube—Top scoring Rookie in PJHL

Alliston Hornets’ recent climb in the standings has a lot to do with the play of 16-year-old Duncan Grube. He leads all rookies in scoring in the PJHL and also sits in the top 20 scorers in the PJHL. He currently holds 16 goals and 10 assists. I am sure there are a lot of scouts at all levels that will be watching this talented young player this winter.

Duncan will be playing in the Prospect game at the West Orillia Sports Complex on December 11th at 1:00 pm. The top 16 and 17-year-olds from the North and East Conference will be playing against each other that day.

Duncan is from Barrie and played his minor hockey and AAA hockey there. He is 6 foot one and weighs 185. I think a player with this size and with this much skill will be exciting for scouts to watch.

Alliston GM Blair Molto says Duncan has been a great addition to the Alliston Hornets this season”. In Blair’s opinion, it is Duncan’s dedication to hockey that is helping him have the year he is having. He is one of the first players to the rink and always one of the last ones to leave the rink. He works hard during practices and games and is always asking for ways to improve from the coaches and the veteran players.”

“Duncan says everyone in Alliston has been great from day one. From management to the coaches and to the guys on the team, they, ve gave me every chance to succeed and I am very thankful for that. Alliston is a great place to play with awesome support from the community, great culture in the room and awesome support staff.”

“The PJHL has given me the option to play junior hockey against older players and I feel I have been able to develop with and against these players. The PJHL has been a perfect stepping stone to help me transition from minor hockey to junior.”

“The ultimate goal for me is to get an education from hockey. If that is either in the NCAA or CIS I know that junior hockey in Ontario will give me the best opportunity to try to achieve this.”

Alliston head coach Travis Chapman says “he can trust him in every situation which is rare for a player that age, he takes big face-offs, plays both power play and penalty kill and end of game situations.” You really notice his maturity first and foremost. Not just his size and strength, but the way he carries himself in the room and on the ice. He carries himself like a guy who is 3-4 years older and played 200 games of junior hockey.”

Schomberg head coach Stan Kondrotas is really impressed with Duncan. Stan says Duncan plays big, is fearless and has a big shot. He also thinks he has a bright future in Junior Hockey.

This is a name we should watch for in the upcoming years.


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