Beau Depencier continues steps to a scholarship in the NCAA
Beau Depencier relocated from Chatham-Kent to The Hill Academy in Caledon, Ont. at 15 to play on the U17 team there in Grade 11. Known for hockey, “Hill Academy” players like Mitch Marner went to this school along with many other elite hockey and lacrosse players. Unfortunately, because of COVID, his season of league games didn’t happen. He was named MVP of his Hill Academy team at the final awards ceremony.
For his Grade 12 year, Depencier was recruited by the coach of the Atlanta Madhatters Premier team. He decided to move to the U.S. at 16 since Canada was still in lockdown due to the pandemic and he was able to play his full season in Georgia. He already missed a season of hockey here in Canada and didn’t want to miss another season.
Depencier completed his entire Grade 12 year online due to COVID. He was able to do his studies through his home school in Dresden and moved home in the spring in time to graduate in person from his hometown high school.
This season, he moved back to Atlanta for his second season of Jr hockey. To maintain his schooling, he took an online university business course while away. He finished the season with 21 goals, 20 assists for 41 points in 36 games.
In March, he was tendered to an National Collegiate Development Conference team in Foxboro, Mass called South Shore Kings. He plans to attend the main camp in July and play there this fall while taking more online University credit -transferable to a program later on. The move up from Premier to NCDC puts him closer to his hockey goals.
Depencier is currently 18 and has two years of eligibility left to play Jr level hockey with a goal of obtaining a Scholarship and play NCAA hockey.
He is home for the summer working in the family business building homes for Depencier Builders and DeMall Group while training at Peak Athletics and on-ice with Pro Player Development In Sarnia.