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Brett Wagner NOJHL Success Story

For some players success is found in wins and losses.  For others it is found in personal record-setting.  For those players who are truly committed to the game it is simply about improving your level of play every day, and knowing that if you put in the time and effort that the wins and records will come.

Brett Wagner is one of those players that simply “gets it”.  Committed to not only developing his game and sacrificing for his team mates, he understands what it is to be a student athlete.

Entering his final junior hockey season, Wagner has had his share of ups and downs over the years.  Known to be a balanced play maker and goal scorer throughout his entire junior career, Wagner made the move to the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League for the 2013-2014 season.

The 2012-2013 season was one of ups and downs for Wagner.  Making the NAHL’s Wenatchee Wild team only to be injured and later released saw Wagner picking things back up in the Atlantic Junior Hockey League after recovering from injury Wagner quickly got on track with more than a point per night pace.

Just before the signing deadline Wagner was moved to the NAHL’s Odessa Jackalopes.  The Jackalopes struggled in most facets of the game, but Wagner endured those struggles and continued to work hard on his game.

This summer saw Brett Wagner get back to one hundred percent healthy.  A full off-season of training and a limited tryout camp schedule allowed him to sign a contract with the Elliot Lake Bobcats this summer.

“Brett Wagner is a hard worker.  His speed and work ethic are second to none.”  Said Elliot Lake Head Coach Ryan Leonard “When he gets a chance to break on the puck he just goes, and drives to the net.”

That work ethic and speed are certainly paying off.  Wagner is leading the NOJHL in short-handed goals, and is in the NOJHL’s top ten in Points, Goals, Assists, and Power Play Goals.

The Centennial Colorado native is looking to continue his offensive production with Elliot Lake while looking forward to his opportunities to play NCAA hockey in the 2014-2015 season.

Joseph Kolodziej – Publisher

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