By: Mason Detre
Ottawa, Ontario – The Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 is proud to announced that ’99 born Westport Rideaus forward Blake Kettyle has been named the 2019-20 CCHL2 Most Valuable Player.
Kettyle, 20, led the league in points (90), goals (39), assists (90), PPG (2.20) and GWG (9). The Perth, Ontario native had four hat tricks this season, and totaled 11 multi-goal games to go along with 25 multi-point games. He also had a seven-point game against Alexandria on October 12th and had three five-point games in 41 games this season.
Westport Rideaus Head Coach Michael ‘Bundy’ Seed says Blake Kettyle has proven that he can play in this league in his final season.
“Given his results this season, he has yet against proven that he is an elite player in this league. He has represented not only the Westport Rideaus in an outstanding manner, but also the CCHL2 league as a whole. I am not surprised in any way that Blake was able to break the all time scoring record because he is a proven player, who has put up significant points season after season.
The fourth year Westport forward has set the all-time record for assists (154) and points (262) and it passes former Casselman Vikings forward Sebastien Plante in those categories. He is also second all-time in CCHL2 history in goals in a career with 115. He began his career by playing with the Smiths Falls Bears Midget AAA club in 2015-16 season and was called up to eight games to Westport before playing in his first CCHL2 season the next year in 2016-17.
He joins Sebastien Plant (2x), Matthew Labrosse and Andrew McIntyre as players to win the MVP award.
Blake Kettyle and the Westport Rideaus will play either Renfrew or Arnprior in the Richardson Division Semi-Finals. The dates will be announced later this week as to when this series will start.