By Rob Benneian
(LaSALLE, ON) – LaSalle Vipers forward Brett Primeau is expected to make his Ontario Hockey League debut tomorrow night for the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, after being called up by the club yesterday. Primeau, 17, was an eighth round pick by Kingston in 2013 and played the 2013-14 season with the Windsor Jr Spitfires AAA, posting 60 points in 31 games.
In his rookie Jr B season, the Belle River native leads the Vipers with 20 goals and 30 points.
“Brett’s a tenacious scorer. He’s always around the net and finds a way to get pucks towards the net, and has been rewarded with a number of goals this year,” Vipers head coach Bill Bowler said. “Brett stepped into the B level and excelled, scoring right from the very first game. He’s shown he can do it at our level and I think there’s a lot of growth still to his game. It’s a credit to him that he’s getting a chance with Kingston Wednesday night.”
Primeau began the season with four goals and seven points in the team’s first three games. He has 10 multi-point games this season, including a season-high four points in an 8-2 win over the Sarnia Legionnaires on November 19.
“They told me earlier this season that if I kept playing well I’d get called up, and it’s pretty exciting to have the opportunity to show them what I’ve got,” Primeau said. “They said they expect me to play the way I’ve been playing for LaSalle, be an offensive player, and that I’m going to get some ice time, so be ready to go.”
The Frontenacs will be hosting the Ottawa 67’s at the K-Rock Centre with the face-off at 7:00 pm. Primeau will be wearing number 19, the same number he wore growing up playing for the Belle River Rink Rats.