Brennan Feasey: From Chatham To Professional Hockey
He now has a University degree, and has made his professional hockey career. Oh, and he acquired both of those things this season after graduating from the University of Windsor, and signing with the ECHL’s Worcester Railers.
The 26-year-old Glencoe product describes his University career as quick, but memorable.
“I would personally describe my career at Windsor as a very quick 5 years,” he said. “I feel as though I just finished junior hockey in Chatham yesterday. It seems surreal that my university career is over and I am now onto my next journey and pro career. I can say that I have met some life long friends while playing at the university and really enjoyed living the student experience.”
Feasey scored a team high 12 goals for the University of Windsor Lancers this season, and was 4th on the team in points with 21 through 27 games. He had an incredible pair of postseason games, scoring 6 points in 2 games for the Lancers.
If a successful OUA career wasn’t enough, Feasey collected his first professional hockey point, an assist, only minutes into his first game with Worcester.
“Making my professional debut was one of the most exhilarating experiences I have had since my junior days. Going from 200 people watching a game to 7000-9000 is surreal. Just the overall energy in the buildings you play in makes you bring your ‘A’ game every night and that is how pro hockey is, guys are always trying to come for your spot, so you need to bring 100 percent every night,” Feasey explained.
With the Worcester Railers, Feasey appeared in 5 games, scoring his first career professional goal, and adding an assist.
“Scoring my goal was a major weight lifted off my shoulders as I now don’t have to worry about that moving forward and can simply worry about playing my game.”
Always gifted offensively, Feasey spent four seasons with the Chatham Maroons, including an impressive final campaign where he scored 41 goals and 90 points to lead the GOJHL Western Conference in scoring.
“Living in Chatham and playing for the Maroons is still some of the most memorable moments in not only my hockey career, but my life. The fans, the guys, the organization and just being part of that team, winning the scoring title in my last regular season game is something I will never forget.”
Unfortunately for Feasey, his season, the first of his professional career, came to a premature end with the coronavirus outbreak, something he said was devastating.
“Hearing the news about COVID-19 and it ending my first pro season early was devastating,” Feasey explained.
“I felt as a group and personally we were heading in the right direction. I feel extremely bad for the fans, the organizations in the league and most of all my teammates as this is a career for many and this is how we make a living.”
Now, Feasey is ready for his offseason, and getting ready for the next professional campaign and chapter in his hockey career to bein.
“Although the season being cut short is something no one could have foreseen, it’s a real shame that is has happened and myself alone with everyone else can’t wait to get next year started.”