Former Casselman Vikings & Metcalfe Jets forward Yannik Bertrand made the transition this season from the CCHL2 to the QMJHL, joining a handful of former CCHL2 skaters who made the jump to the Major Junior circuit. He joins the likes of Cole Carter (Stittsville Royals), William Brown (Metcalfe Jets), Jacob Collins (Renfrew Timberwolves), Connor Hicks (Metcalfe Jets), Jared Steege (Arnprior Packers), and Nevin guy (Winchester Hawks) who are all currently playing in the Canadian Hockey League after developing at the CCHL2 level.
The 6-2, 200 lb Orleans Ontario native spent two seasons between the Casselman Vikings and Metcalfe Jets, as well as dressed in a couple games at the CCHL level with the Kanata Lasers and Gloucester Rangers.
Still just 17-years old, Betrand is raw and still developing his game but has found himself in playing an everyday role with the 5th place QMJHL Cape Breton club. He has dressed in all 6 of the teams games to date, and even picked up his 1st QMJHL goal and his 1st QMJHL assist in that span.
How his season continues from this point on will be completely up to him, but his rugged style of play and hard-working mindset will allow him to withstand the grind of major junior hockey.