After a successful two-year stay with his hometown Prince Albert Mintos of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League, Fauchoux appears to have found a new home with the Melfort Mustangs.
The 18-year-old winger, who had 15 goals and 25 assists with the Mintos last year, started this year with the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League, but a trade after two games with that club brought him closer to home.
Fauchoux, an all-star at the Mac’s Invitational tournament in Calgary last year, has three goals and five assists in 28 games with the Mustangs and as the season has progressed he has seen his responsibilities increase.
“It is pretty competitive hockey,” admits Fauchoux. “It’s a lot faster and there are stronger players. It took some time to get used to it, but I am starting to get the hang of it.”
Fauchoux is also thinking about his future as he plans on writing his SAT exams in the spring so that he can pursue a scholarship opportunity down the road. Having finished his high school education last year, Fauchoux hopes to take kinesiology studies in the future.
Once listed by the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats, Fauchoux is happy to be in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and wants to make the most his time with the Mustangs.
“I didn’t really want to go that way (WHL), I want to go the school way,” says Fauchoux. “I love to play hockey. That’s what I want to be doing.”
With two more years of junior eligibility, Fauchoux has some time to develop as a player and continue to prepare for his future in school. Post-secondary schools hopefully will start to take notice of him and then he can achieve both of his goals.
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