Brett Corrigan with Head Coach Dan Rose committing to the Sarnia Legionnaires
with parents Terry and Dan Corrigan looking on. photo by Pat Brethauer/Sarniasports.com
The Sarnia Legionnaires Jr. B Hockey Club announced Monday the signing of 16 year old Brett Corrigan. Corrigan is the second player signed that is following in his father’s footsteps as his father Dan was a member with the club in 1977-78.
Earlier this year the Legionnaires signed Jordan Fogarty, whose dad Ron also played for the Jr. B Hockey Club.
The 16 year old forward is 5’7” and weights 150 pounds played for the Lambton Jr. Sting AAA Minor Midgets last season and was called up to help the Major Midgets after his team was eliminated in playoffs. With a total of 33 games played he earned 25 points with 17 goals and 8 assists during the regular seasons ad added 9 points with 4 goals and 5 assists in 12 playoff games.
“I’ve been hoping for this and this is a dream come true.” Corrigan said When asked to describe his style of play he said “I’m fast, I like to make plays and score a lot of goals.”
The former St. Christopher who will be attending in grade 11 at the newly named St. Patrick’s say’s he eventually wants to play in the NCAA.
The Legionnaires are allowed to sign two 16 olds, Corrigan is their first the second player is yet to be announced.
“Speed and skill.” Head Coach Dan Rose said “He worked really hard and competed in training camp. A lot of players have skill and speed but they don’t compete. He showed that he’s willing to compete against the bigger guys to go in and get the puck. That’s what we like.”
The Legionnaires home opener is set for September 5 when they host the Lambton Shores Predators at 7:10 at the Sarnia Arena.