February 26, 2019
Sport PEI Finalists Junior Male
Junior Male Athlete
of the Year
Lucas Boudreau –
Biathlon can be a grueling sport to compete in but the
training is where the real work happens. Skiing and shooting four times a day
in -15-degree weather is exactly what Lucas Boudreau does on a regular basis.
At the start of 2018, Lucas was constantly travelling
between PEI and Alberta in order to attend larger competitions and obtain
additional training. The hard work and
commitment paid off when he accomplished his best showing at Nationals
collecting two podium finishes with a silver in the Sprint and bronze in the
This spring, Lucas made the decision to make Canmore his
full time residence and train at the Biathlon Alberta Centre to achieve his
goal of wearing the red and white to represent his country.
Noah Dobson – Hockey
Noah Dobson has proven he can be the next great Island
hockey player. Having led the Acadie-Bathurst Titan a 2018 President's Cup
Championship, the Summerside native then captured the prestigious Canadian
Hockey League’s Memorial Cup.
Noah’s list of recognition this past season speaks for
itself: QMJHL First Team All Star; CHL Memorial Cup All Star Team; Nominated
for the QMJHL Emile Bouchard Trophy as Best Defenseman; Nominated for the QMJHL
Mike Bossy Trophy for Best Professional Prospect; Nominated for the Kevin Lowe
Trophy for the Best Defensive Defenseman; and Named to Team Canada’s World
To top off a great year, Noah was selected 12th overall by
the New York Islanders in NHL players draft.
Dobson knows what it takes to grow and improve; he works and
trains hard and makes sacrifices necessary to succeed. Noah’s goal of playing in the NHL is well
within his reach.
Nolan O’Rourke –
15-year-old Nolan O’Rouke is the youngest finalist in our
Junior Male category.
In 2018, Nolan was invited to the Montreal Wrestling Club,
one of Canada’s designated National Training Centres, to train with the club
for a month. The time in Montreal certainly paid off. While attending his first
National Championships in Edmonton later that year, Nolan won all five of his
matches and was crowned the U17 Canadian champion. With that result, Nolan was invited back to
Montreal to train at the Centre full-time.
Since then, Nolan has represented Canada internationally and
won gold at the Sassari Tournament held in Italy. The international success sparked a new
confidence in Nolan who, when back on Canadian soil, won gold at the Eastern
Canadian Championships, Quebec Open, London-Western Tournament and the Matmen
Classic. Facing some adversity, Nolan is currently dealing with a
knee injury and will undergo surgery following the 2019 season. This won’t deter his goal of getting back in
the ring and one day representing Canada at the Olympics.