It’s been a long and winding road for Alex Drover. That road has taken on many peaks and valleys, but Drover’s passion and love for the game has never wavered. Proving yourself time and time again can be extremely difficult when authentic opportunities never come your way. Drover was finally given an opportunity with the Rimouski Oceanic and didn’t disappoint.
It appeared the 20-year-old skilled gritty forward had found a home for his final stop in the QMJHL with the Oceanic a season ago. Drover turned in his best season in the Q with 14 goals and 23 assists in only 44 games. Injuries derailed a potential 20 to 25 goal season. Unfortunately for Drover the Oceanic decided to go a different route this year with their overagers. The highly skilled scoring forward found himself on the outside looking in with many QMJHL teams having already finalized their overage situations by the time of his release. By all accounts Alex Drover’s days in the Canadian Hockey League seemed to be over.
You would be hard pressed to find a more resilient and hard-working player and young man as Alex Drover. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” has undoubtedly defined his journey in the game.
Every player’s path in the game is unique, opportunity is everything and Alex Drover is more than ready for his final chance to prove to everyone in the CHL the type of player he can be.
With so many in the hockey world believing the end was near, Drover never lost hope, never gave up on the dream. His dream to play in the CHL will continue with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League. Drover will join the organization today and will make his WHL debut in the up coming days.
Alex Drover went the distance and he’s back on his feet, he has the eye of a Tiger and he’s more than ready to join the fight to make his final year in the CHL memorable.