Belle River standout Denomey signs with Hawks, 'is a player every coach wants on their team'

by Matt Mackinder

The Grey Highlands Hawks have announced the signing of forward Drew Denomey for the 2018-19 CPJHL season.  

Denomey comes to the Hawks from Belle River, Ont.  The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder is described as a gritty player who likes to get his teammates involved. He is well known for his hard-hitting style of play, as well as a player who has some real offensive upside to his game.  

During the 2016-17 season, Denomey played for the Belle River Noble High School team, winning an OFSAA championship.  That year, he received the 1st city all-star award as well as the offensive MVP award.  

According to Noble’s coach Dave Bracken, “Drew is a player every coach wants on their team. In Drew, the Hawks are getting a player who is a quiet leader, never taking a shift off. His teammates will feed off his energetic and gritty style of play.

“His leadership and grit was on full display as Drew led our Belle River Nobles to our first OFSAA championship in 2017.”

In 2017-18, Denomey played his first year of junior hockey for the Wheatley Sharks of the Provincial Junior Hockey League.  He recorded 16 points in 39 games as well as receiving the 3D award, which is dedicated to the player who shows the most drive and determination.

“Drew’s style will quickly make him a fan favorite,” added Bracken. “Many parents will be telling their kids, 'Thats how you play the game.'”