The Central York Girls Hockey Association is pleased to announce that
their second year 2022/23 Jr Panther Lauren Brulotte has committed to play
USports Women’s Hockey for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in Waterloo,
Ontario for the 2023/24 season.
Lauren has excelled in her limited time as a Central York Panther. In just two years she has developed her game at both ends of the rink and is now a prominent player in the highly competitive OWHL U22 Elite League. Lauren has endured a few injuries over the past two years but when healthy she has put up some impressive offensive numbers. Lauren has a university level shot and has found the back of the net against some of the league’s top goalies. Lauren has helped the Jr Panthers become one of the top offensive teams in the league.
Lauren has combined her outstanding offensive abilities with a strong desire to become a complete player who can match up against the opposing team's top lines. Lauren prides herself on being an energy player that can help her team swing the momentum back whenever the situation calls for it. Never one to back down from a tough situation, Lauren always has her teammates back.
“I am beyond excited to announce my commitment to Wilfrid Laurier University and I can’t wait to wear the purple and gold next season! I want to thank all of my teammates and coaches at Central York for supporting me and pushing me to always be a better player. Two years ago when I came to Central York, I didn’t think making a University team was possible. I proved myself wrong and made my university dream come true by committing to a Golden Hawk at Laurier! I am very excited for this next chapter of my life!” exclaimed Lauren Brulotte.
Kelly Paton, Head Coach of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks has been looking for players that fit her style of play and mindset. She is thrilled to have added Lauren to their incoming class for the fall of 2023.
Central York’s U22AA Head Coach Steve Dempsey was very excited to hear about this commitment.“ We will really miss Lauren but we are very happy for her. Lauren has been working so hard towards this goal and even though there were some skeptics along the way she has proven them all wrong. Even Lauren was doubting her abilities at times but she has overcome all of these obstacles to become the player and person that she has always wanted to be. Lauren really took in everything our coaches were telling her and she made the changes that she needed to and now she is living out her dream of getting to play university hockey. It takes a great deal of work and commitment to get to this level. Even then there is an element of luck and opportunity that is necessary. Lauren has not had much luck over the past few seasons with the COVID pandemic, injuries, etc. But through it all she has persevered and shown all of us what a truly special person she is”.
Lauren is scheduled to start the 2023/24 season at Wilfrid Laurier University this coming September.