Hockey, nutrition, fitness, economics
Amateur hockey player Patrick McEachen has most recently held responsibilities as Co-Captain of the Junior A Wellington Dukes team in the Central Canadian Hockey League (CCHL). After learning how to ice skate at the age of 2, McEachen started in organized hockey with the Rep A Stouffville Clippers at age 5. He advanced to the Ontario Minor Hockey League (OMHA), playing for the Richmond Hill Stars. An exceptional performance at the 2001 All Ontario Novice AAA Hockey Championship gained McEachen the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Achievement Award. Patrick McEachen subsequently spent two years in the Ontario Provincial Jr. A Hockey League (OPJHL), earning selection to the OPJHL All-Star Junior Team twice. McEachen earned the title of Junior A Stouffville Spirit Team Captain at age 17, securing a place on the NHL’s Central Scouting “Players to Watch” list. He interviewed with five NHL teams prior to the 2009 draft, then opted to continue his education at the university level and joined the CCHL. During his CCHL career, Patrick McEachen’s accomplishments included selection for the “Battle of Ontario” All-Star Team in 2009 and 2010, and status as the 2010 CCHL Playoff’s top-scoring defenseman. Throughout his years playing hockey, Patrick McEachen has enjoyed academic success that complements his achievements on the ice. Attending the Glad Park French Immersion Public School in Stouffville through grade 8, he won the school’s French Speech Contest and received the French Speaking Award. McEachen graduated from Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham in 2009, with acknowledgements including the Academic Achievement Award for Canadian History and a French diploma for “perfectionnement du francais oral et écrit.” Patrick McEachen’s long-term goals include a career in professional hockey and a university degree in business. A fan of country music, he counts Alan Jackson as his favorite recording artist. McEachen contributes to the community through volunteer activities with the Salvation Army and enjoys working out, playing golf, and reading in his free time.