Palm Beach, FL. (JULY 13, 2017) Brandon Tracey from Cowansville, Quebec joins the Hawks for the upcoming season. At 5’5” and 135 lbs, always against the odds because of his size. Brandon continues to raise the bar higher regardless of what people say about being too small. In 2016 Tracey went to QMHJL’s training camp with Rouyn Noranda, signed with Alma, Qubec in QCHL and played a bit of AAA Junior for Granby.
Tracey: “This opportunity to play in the USPHL in Florida is amazing for me at this point of my career. NCAA and Europe is where I’m looking for after a Junior career, I will grab this opportunity by playing in USPHL. Plus, to be with a French-Canadian coach on staff helps me feel more confident and secure about my decision. I’m very excited to report for camp in August. My luggage is all ready to move over there!”
Coach Frenchy: “Brandon reminds me of Naslund, St-Louis Desharnais and Gaudreau. Small players and nobody believes in them but they quickly forget the speed and tenacity to fight against the bigger player these young men withhold. Hockey is changing and Brandon is a good example of why coaches want player’s like him on their team. The speed, hands and vision of the game is accelerated due to the obstacles they have faced. We are lucky to have Brandon for next season. Joining Roger’s, we now have two small players who are very talented and skilled. They will be noticed and are great additions to our team. Finally, Brandon is another player we like because of his passion and drive to develop and get better every single day.”
Welcome to the Hawks BRANDON!
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The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL.com), which operates in 20 of the 50 United States, is the Nation’s largest amateur ice hockey league. The league is comprised of 171 teams representing 61 organizations. Players in the USPHL are 8 to 21 years of age. During the previous season, the USPHL had over 300 players advance to the collegiate level; even more advanced to other levels of the game, establishing the USPHL as the foremost producer of player advancement in the United States.