Brice French is making the most of his first season of junior hockey and taking advantage of all of his experiences along the way. The former Colorado Springs Tiger, French is currently playing for the Soo Eagles of the NOJHL and exceling as one of the top defenseman on his team as well as ranking in the top ten scoring defenseman in the league with 24 points through his 37 games played thus far. French was named November Defenseman of the month in the NOJHL.
A 19-year-old from Fairbanks, Alaska he suited up in all 13 match-ups the Eagles played in November and produced at nearly a point-per-game pace with a dozen to his credit in that time frame bolstering the Michigan Soo blueline. French notched four markers and helped set-up eight others while playing solid on both ends of the ice in seeing his team go 9-3-0-1 during the month. French commented on his experience saying “being able to play in the NOJHL has been a great experience getting my foot in the door to junior hockey, being able to grow as a player and potentially being able to move on to the next level!
French is a driven player on and off the ice who captained the Tigers 2018-19 season leading the team to a twenty-nine win season. French played two seasons with the Tigers U18 team and touched on his time in Colorado Springs “My time as a Tiger helped me beyond belief. The Tigers give you all the tools to succeed and a culture that is very special. Everyone gives 110% from being early for everything, holding each other accountable and always doing the little things for the team. Small things like keeping your locker stall neat and the locker room clean goes along way understanding what it takes and makes life easier wherever you go. Understanding these things makes you much more comfortable faster so you can focus on what you need to do on the ice and not worry about the little things.
We look forward to following Brice as he works through the junior ranks and beyond. He left us with one more quote which he showed every day in his time with the Tigers “Be you, be true, never stop fighting for what you want!”