Seasoned skater Ryan Doucette is a returning forward who the reigning Superior International Jr. Hockey League champion Kam River Fighting Walleye can count on for this coming season.
A local lad and graduate of the reputable Thunder Bay Kings AAA program, Doucette was a dependable performer for the Fighting Walleye over the course of its 2022-2023 SIJHL championship season. Regular season and playoffs included, the 5-foot-11, 180 pound Doucette totalled 14 goals, 26 assists, 40 points in 46 games. He then dished out three assists in four games at the Centennial Cup national championship tournament.
To be sure, Fighting Walleye general manager Kevin McCallum knows what Kam River has in Doucette, who will turn 20 year old later this year.
“Ryan is a hard worker and plays the game the right way,” McCallum relayed to Hockey News North. “He was one of our best players at the Centennial Cup and we couldn’t have been more proud to see how he developed over the year. He’s a big piece for us, not only on the ice but off it as well. He is a leader and is always willing to get involved with our community appearances.”
Prior to being acquired by Kam River, Doucette played the 2021-2022 season with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and netted six goals, 11 assists, 17 points in 46 games.