Sport PEI Finalists Junior Male

Junior Male Athlete of the Year

Lucas Boudreau – Biathlon

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 Mass Start.

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 Junior Team.

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 – Wrestling

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.