Vandehogen Shines In Professional Debut

Brampton-BeastBrett Vandehogen had a dream start to his professional hockey career. The Blenheim, Ontario native, scored twice and was named the game’s first star for the Brampton Beast inaugural game in the Central Hockey League.

Facing the Arizona Sundogs, Vandehogen scored late in the first period, and early in the second period, lifting the Beast to a 5-4 win in their first ever game.

Vandehogen, a former Chatham Maroons player, recently finished his playing career at the University of Windsor, serving as team captain in his final season. Vandehogen was also named one of the league’s, Oakley 3 Stars, for the night.

Wallaceburg’s Jamie Vanderveeken is also playing for the Brampton Beast this season after spending a year overseas. Vanderveeken dropped the gloves with Arizona’s Jason Morgan in the second period, picking up a fighting major.

Brampton will face Arizona again on Sunday, while fellow Blenheim hockey product Jamie Schaafsma will open his CHL season with the Allen Americans Saturday as they face Wichita.

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