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Former Trenton Golden Hawks captain Lucas Brown joining the Nipissing Lakers

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Fresh off a Dudley Hewitt Cup championship, Powassan native and former Trenton Golden Hawks captain Lucas Brown is joining the Nipissing Lakers men’s hockey team. Lakers head coach Mike McParland says Brown brings more than just scoring, a reference to his leadership skills as the Golden Hawks captain, but his point production can’t be overlooked either. He says they’re delighted to add a player of Brown’s ability to the roster. McParland says having seen him play a number of times, they’re very he chose Nipissing as his school for post-secondary education.

Brown was close to a point per game player with the Golden Hawks, recording 90 points in 96 regular season games. He added 38 points in 39 playoff games as well, on the way to an OJHL championship and two Dudley Hewitt Cup titles. In 2015-16, Brown posted 12 goals and 17 assists in 44 games with Trenton and raised his game in the post-season, adding 10 goals and eight assists in 18 playoff games. The next year, Brown hit the 30 goal mark, adding 31 assists in 52 games, while posting another 10 goals and 10 assists in 21 playoff games. In eight games at the Dudley Hewitt Cup over two seasons, Brown finished with four goals and three assists and he had three goals at the RBC Cup in 2015-16.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward says he’s looking forward to the next chapter in his career and can’t wait to hit the ice with the Lakers. Brown says it will also be nice to play with some familiar faces that he’s played with and against over the years. He says he’s heard nothing but good things about the program and is excited to get started with a new chapter in his life. McParland knows there will be a transition period, but he’s confident Brown that will be able to contribute with the Lakers. He says from what he’s seen of Brown, he knows he’s getting a player who’s strong on face-offs, kills penalties and can play on the power play. McParland hopes Brown will develop into the same kind of player he was in Trenton during his years with the Lakers.

Brown will be enrolling in the Criminal Justice program at Nipissing and joining the Police Mentorship Program which was started by McParland and former police chief and current Nipissing Chancellor Paul Cook.

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