Scott’s Monday profile is three-year veteran, and dangerous sniper and game-breaker, Brenden Trottier

A Look At: Lambton Shores’ Brenden Trottier – by C. Scott Holland

One of the bright spots in the 2015/16 Lambton Shores Predators’ lineup is centre Brenden Trottier.

In 2014/15 he was honoured to play in the GOJHL’s Top Prospects game and was drafted by the Sarnia Sting in the 2013 OHL Priority Draft in the 11th round.

This season however the 18 year-old Petrolia native is providing some necessary offensive thrust for the Preds. In 20 games, he has cashed in 10 goals and gathered 19 assists for 29 points – good for second place on the team and a top 20 spot in overall GOJHL scoring.

He presently is enrolled at Fanshawe College studying Construction Engineering Technology (management).

Having such a hectic schedule means, “I have to find the right balance between the two,” he claims.

Yet when it comes to hockey his love of the game is apparent. He loves, “the large amount of space on Leamington’s Highbury Canco rink” and yet find’s Strathroy’s WMMC having “small end zones and very crammed to move around.”

As for his career highlight, he says, “Playing 26 games for the Sarnia OHL Sting.”

Having a taste of playing at that higher level, he feels that, “I bring leadership, and a good work ethic to the team” but realizes he has plenty to work on in order to advance.

“Accelerating from standing still and improving the strength of my shot are key areas I need to improve,” he said.

He envisions himself as either being a project manager or working for a large construction company a decade from now.

So far, the former Lambton Jr. Sting AAA minor midget has proven himself quite adept at playing hockey and his skills definitely are an integral part of building a stronger, better Predators’ squad.

(photo credit:  Colleen Wiendels Photography)

C. Scott Holland is an accomplished author, a former Western Jr. B Hockey League statistician and is recognized as the West Conference’s and GOJHL’s historian. A lifelong resident of Leamington Scott was a journalist for the now defunct Leamington Post for 26 years and currently writes for the Southpoint Sun. Among the books he has authored are: 75 Years: A History of the Leamington and Erie Shores Golf Course; A Century In The Making – History of Heinz Canada 1909-2009; Leamington Flyers 1992/93-2011/12 Platinum Anniversary Special Program; the Western Jr. B Record Book 2003/04 and 2005/05 editions; as well as updates of both the West Conference and GOJHL Record Books. He was been a member of he Leamington Jr. Flyers hockey club for the last 27 years and served many years as a board member, statistician, press box announcer, and scorekeeper among other duties. He has been named the West Conference Volunteer of Year and a Windsor-Essex Sportsperson of Year award. He resides in Leamington with his wife Susan.
He can be contact at: cttocsh1@yahoo.ca

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