Beck, Uens and Truchon recognized for academic excellence

This past week, forward Owen Beck, defenceman Cal Uens and defenceman Charle Truchon were each recognized for their academic excellence during the 2021-2022 season.

Beck was named the winner of the Ontario Hockey League’s Bobby Smith Trophy, awarded annually to the scholastic player of the year. Beck earned a 93% average during his studies at Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School. On the ice, Beck had a strong rookie season for the Mississauga Stealheads, notching 21 goals and 30 assists, good for 51 points over 68 games for the Steelheads. The native of Port Hope, ON is eligible to be selected in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft and was the 10th ranked skater in North America in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings.

Uens earned OHL’s Ivan Tennant Memorial Award, presented annually to the OHL’s top academic high school student. Uens finished the year with a 98.7% average at Owen Sound District Secondary School. The 17-year old posted 4 goals and 14 assists for 18 points over 68 games as a rookie for the Owen Sound Attack.

Truche was honored by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for his academic success, as the league awarded him with the Marcel-Robert Trophy. Truche completed the school year with a 95% average during his studies at C├ęgep Limoilou in Quebec City. He finished the QMJHL season with 13 points, 3 goals and 10 assists, over 64 games for the Remparts.

Momentum Hockey congratulates each of Owen, Cal and Charle on their academic accomplishments!