COVID-19 Forces Jr. Hockey Player to Alter Future Plans

Focus on Youth, By Phill Potter

Name: Adam Chouinard

Age: 18

Address: Metcalfe

School: St. Mark High School

Grade: Graduated this past June

Parents: Gary and Megan Chouinard

Brother: Thomas (20), Computer Engineering Technology at Algonquin College

Pet: Bailey (Golden retriever)

Part-Time Work: Canadian Tire

Favourite Subjects: Math – Calculus, Advanced Functions

What so you enjoy reading for pleasure? “Not a big reader, but enjoy movies and music.

Who is/are your favourite authors? “Not sure that I have one. (favourite band is Pink Floyd)

What is your greatest accomplishment?

CCHL Bantam Draft Pick – Brockville Braves U18 – 2018

Captain of Brockville Brave Midget AAA hockey team 2019-2020

Eastern Ontario Midget AAA, All-Star Selection – (Defenceman)

School Activities:

  Leadership Camp Member

  High School Basketball Team – (Centre)

  Peer Helper

Other Activities:

  Hockey Player – Brockville Braves Junior (Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League)

Career Goals: Firefighter

Life in the Pandemic:

“Playing hockey was a huge part of my life prior to the Pandemic. I was playing Midget AAA for the Brockville Braves Hockey Organization. I was Captain of the team and named to the HEO Midget AAA All-Star Team. With Covid shut down in March 2020, hockey ended and has yet to fully resume. Although, I did move to Brockville to play Junior hockey this past year. Hockey was not the same due to Covid restrictions, and I had to change my hopes of a future in hockey. I focused on my studies and achieved an A average this past school year. I’m not certain of my future. I am interested in so many things, firefighting, education and, of course, hockey. For now, I am going to attend St Lawrence College in the Pre-Firefighting Service course.”

Important People in my life:

“My Grandparents are important people in my life. They are inspiring in the way that they care for each other and our family. My brother Thomas is also an important person in my life. I look up to him, admire his achievements, and see him as a role model.”