Knights at Team Canada Selection Camp
While junior hockey's return date still remains a question mark, London Knights fans may not have to wait much longer to watch two of their favorite superstars take the ice.
Knights goaltender Brett Brochu and centre Connor McMichael have been on the ice at the 2020 Team Canada World Junior Selection Camp in Red Deer, Alberta.
Brochu entered this camp off of a record-setting performance last season as he led the OHL in goals against average and was second in the league in save percentage. His accomplishments did not end there, as he was awarded two OHL Goaltender of the Month awards, as well as the Dinty Moore Trophy for lowest GAA for a rookie goaltender. Brochu capped off his unbelievable year by setting an OHL record for wins by a rookie goalie.
After taking over for Dylan Garand midway through the second period in the first scrimmage, Brochu seemed to steal the show as he brought a calm presence to the ice, en route to leading Team White to the victory.
It's safe to say that Brochu's stellar performance in the first scrimmages is going to make things interesting when the time comes to make a decision for who makes the final team for the World Juniors Championship. He is competing against Dylan Garand, Taylor Gauthier, Tristan Lennox, and Devon Levi for a roster spot.
Brochu was not alone, as fellow Knights teammate, Connor McMichael, made his presence known as he was found on the scoresheet with Team White's final goal in their 4-2 victory during the first scrimmage.
McMichael also got some valuable time on the team's top powerplay unit and was recognized by Head Coach, Andre Tourigny, as one of the more positive standouts during the intersquad scrimmage.
One thing is certain, Connor McMichael is looking to follow up last year's solid performance at the tournament by continuing to be a key contributor to what he hopes to be another deep run this year for Team Canada.
Knights fans, keep your eye out for both these superstars, as this year's World Juniors is shaping up to be one for the ages.
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