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Brady Keeper is the runner-up for CJHL Top D-man


One of the OCN Blizzard’s very own this week was the runner-up to the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top Defenceman Award for which he was nominated during the previous week; the player who did win the CJHL Top Defenceman Award was Cale Makar with the Brooks Bandits in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
During the regular season of the 2016-2017 hockey season Keeper scored 23 goals and 25 assists, making for a total of 48 points in 48 games overall.
As for Keeper’s playoff season Keeper scored four goals and 12 assists in 15 games, making for a total of 16 points in the playoff season.
“It’s definitely well deserved, I thought that he had a very good shot at it, maybe if we had gotten to the Westerns it might have made a difference, obviously it’s an individual war but at the same time it’s telling how far he had success in his hockey club too at the same time,” said Doug Hedley, Head Coach of the OCN Blizzard.
However Hedley did think that if the team had made it to the Western League Championships that Keeper would have had a better shot at winning the CJHL Top Defenceman Award.
“We had a good year, but at the same time I think if we made the Westerns, he would have a very good shot at that,” Hedley added.
Keeper is currently committed to the University of Maine, he stands at 6’2, weighs 195 pounds and he will be aging out of junior hockey this summer.

Trevor Wright