For the first time since Wellington native Alex Yuill skated for the Belleville Bulls back in 2015, a Prince Edward County native will play in the Ontario Hockey League this season.
Cherry Valley’s Brody Partridge singed an OHL Scholarship and Development Agreement with the reigning J. Ross Robertson Cup winning Peterborough Petes earlier this month. Mr. Partridge was among four rookies inked by Petes General Manager Mike Oke as the club rebuilds from its OHL championship march from 2022.
Partridge, a forward, was selected in the 13th round, 249th overall by the Petes in the 2022 OHL Priority Selection out of the Quinte Red Devils program.
Last season, Partridge played in 35 games for the Peterborough Petes U18 AAA club, scoring 15 times and adding 13 assists for 28 points. The 5’9”, 2006-born forward also played in three games for the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Picton Pirates, scoring twice and picking up two assists.
“It feels amazing to be a Pete” said Mr. Partridge. “It’s a dream come true and I can’t wait to hit the ice and get started.”
Partridge notched his first goal of the 2023 OHL pre-season in a tune up game in Sudbury against the Wolves Sept. 8.
Partridge will be closest to home on Dec. 28/23 when the Petes visit the Limestone City to play the Kingston Frontenacs on Dec. 28/23 .