When ALEX LYCETT joined the Waterloo Siskins for the 2017-2018 season, the agreement he had with Waterloo Siskins President and Director of Hockey Operations CURTIS CLAIRMONT was a one year development stint in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. “I educated Alex and his family on the great reputation the GOJHL and the Waterloo Siskins had for player development” said Clairmont when asked how Alex ended up in Waterloo. Alex had a great rookie year having his name etched on the prestigious Waterloo Siskins ROOKIE OF THE YEAR trophy after the 2017-18 season concluded. Alex is a pure goal scorer who’s ‘super power’ is his professional shot release. Alex had 26 goals and 23 assists in his rookie year. “Winning the Rookie of the year trophy (Waterloo Siskins) means something” added Clairmont. In the last 8 years, 2 Siskins’ Rookie of the Year winners are playing or played in the NHL, 2 are playing in the AHL, 1 in the East Coast league, 1 (1999 birth date Nate Schnarr) just signed an entry level contract with the Pheonix Coyotees, 1 is in the KHL and another is starting his rookie season at Princeton next year. It seemed a sure bet Alex was destined to pursue his hockey career beyond Waterloo.
Alex decided to return to Waterloo for the 2018-19 season despite catching on in the North American Hockey League at the start of the year. Alex has 33 Goals and 23 assists through 43 games this season.
TUFTS UNIVERSITY is one of the best academic institutions in North America. You have to be a great hockey player and a great student to go to Tufts.
“The Lycett family trusted us and the Siskins organization is thrilled Alex’s dreams are coming true” stated Siskins Board member and Billet Coordinator JENNIFER KEDMENECZ. “Alex billeted at our home for the 2017-18 season (as did KYLE BETTS currently attending CORNELL UNIVERSITY and playing for the Big Red, CONNER JEAN currently attending HOLY CROSS playing for the Crusaders and ZACH LEONARD attending LAKE FOREST COLLEGE playing for the Foresters) and became a part of our family. It gives us one more place to go follow our boys as they pursue their hockey career”.
Alex won’t be back to play in his final year of eligibility in Waterloo. The Siskins will miss him but hope to still be playing late into April before the seasons done.