March/April 2015 MVP: Sébastien Leroux

by Sudbury Sports Staff | March 4, 2015


Sébastien Leroux is the March/April Readers’ Choice MVP. PHOTO BY JIM GRAY.

Sébastien Leroux has the kind of drive that leaves no room for doubt of his ongoing success. The second-year forward with the Laurentian Voyageurs’ men’s hockey team is in his fifth year at the university. Having completed his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, he is now pursuing his masters and, ultimately, a career in physiotherapy.

Moving up through the local hockey ranks, Leroux played with the Nickel City Sons AAA midget team and the NOJHL’s Nickel Barons, before starting his CIS career at Laurentian.
“It was a big step,” Leroux said. “It’s a faster speed with less time to think. Everyone is more skilled and bigger.”

But the 22-year-old has carved his place. With five goals and 12 assists in the regular season, Leroux contributed to the team earning home ice advantage for round one of the playoffs as the fourth-seeded team in the OUA.

While most of his goals are team-oriented, Leroux said he is personally motivated to “try to get better every day,” both on the ice and in life.

“Sébastien was an exceptional young man and student who thrived and excelled in all of his undertakings, as much academically as in sports,” wrote Anne Castonguay, Champlain principal, in her nomination. “He has continued to have a prolific career over the years, not only in (sports) but also as a volunteer.”

Staying true to his alma mater, Leroux continues to help coach the Champlain girls hockey team.

Fast facts about Sébastien Leroux:

- Competed twice at OFSAA track and field

- 2010 Athlete of the Year at École secondaire catholique Champlain

- Named MVP 5 times in track & field and volleyball

- NOJHL scoring champion for the 2012-13 season

- Two-time SDSSAA golf champion


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