OHL Alumni of the Month Spotlight

The OHL Alumni Association is pleased to introduce the OHL Alumni of the Month program.

This five part web series is designed to recognize former players from all 20 member clubs achieving success in the corporate, business, or professional world.

January’s OHL Alumni of the Month include Brad Walch (Saginaw Spirit), Blake Pronk (Kingston Frontenacs), Chris Rowan (Brampton Battalion), and Adam Dennis (Guelph Storm).

Brad Walch

Saginaw Spirit (2008-2012)

Post-Secondary School Attended: Northwood University, Midland, MI

Brad is currently a Strategic Account Manager with Rusted Rooster Media in Midland, MI. He graduated from Northwood University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and was on the President’s List. Brad is currently the only alumnus from the Saginaw Spirit in 15 seasons who hails from Saginaw, MI.

Blake Pronk

Kingston Frontenacs (2003-2006)

Post-Secondary School Attended: University of Western Ontario & Queen’s University

After graduating from the OHL, Blake went on attend the University of Western Ontario and Queen’s University for Law School. While in law school, Blake was awarded first-class honours in Contract Law, and first class honours in Public-Private Partnerships: Cross-Border Trade and Infrastructure.  He was also the recipient of the Dean Ivan C Rand Award, granting membership into the Honour Society for meritorious academic standing and outstanding contributions in the service of the students and of the Faculty of Law. Blake now works as an associate at Torys LLP, which focuses on mergers and acquisitions as well as capital market transactions.

Chris Rowan

Brampton Battalion (1999-2003)

Post-Secondary School Attended: University of Western Ontario/ Richard Ivey School of Business

Chris not only performed on the ice, but also in the classroom as he was named to the 1999-2000 OHL All-Scholastic Team. After a successful career in the OHL, Chris attended the University of Western Ontario where he suited up for the men’s hockey team. Chris graduated from the prestigious Richard Ivey School of Business in 2006 and is now working as a Portfolio Manager with NewGen Asset Management Group.

Adam Dennis

Guelph Storm (2002-2005)

Post-Secondary School Attended: University of Guelph/University of Western Ontario/ Athabasca University

Adam played four OHL seasons joining the Guelph Storm in 2002 and was a member of the club’s OHL Championship squad in 2004.  Selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the sixth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Adam played three seasons in the American Hockey League with Rochester and Portland before continuing his professional career overseas for five seasons in Italy and Austria.  Adam took advantage of his OHL scholarship completing courses at the University of Guelph and Western Ontario before pursuing a degree in Psychology through Athabasca University. Adam is now currently the Assistant General Manager & Assistant Coach of the North Bay Battalion.

The OHL Alumni Association:

The OHL Alumni Association is a member focused organization with the primary function of forming a global hockey based community directed towards strengthening and sustaining the connection and relationship between alumni, the league, and current players.

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