Hustle bustle crowd favourite Riley Brousseau has signed up to return to the Timmins Rock of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League for the 2021-2022 season, Hockey News North has confirmed.
A local Timmins lad, the 2001 birth year forward opted to sit out the 2019-2020 NOJHL season.
But Brousseau has decided to end his one-year retirement from the game to play for coach Brandon Perry.
The 31-year old Perry, who coached Brousseau with the Timmins Majors of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League three years ago, is now the new coach and general manager of the NOJHL Rock.
And, to put it mildly, Perry is rather happy that Brousseau has decided to play again for the Rock after sitting out last season.
“We are super excited to have Riley back where he belongs,” Perry told Hockey News North. “He has developed so much since our time together with the Majors. I am excited to work with him again.”
Regular season and playoff included, Brousseau was a solid, dependable performer over 127 NOJHL games during his previous stint with the Rock.
During that time, the 6-foot-1, 185 pound Brousseau produced 26 goals, 48 assists, 74 points for his hometown Timmins junior team.