The time and effort Brett Hickey has put into his game this summer is finally starting to pay off, and because of that, the Windsor, Ontario native could be seeing much more time on the turf in next year’s National Lacrosse League season. Hickey led the Coquitlam Adanacs in regular season scoring this summer, collecting 33 goals and 27 assists in the Western Lacrosse Association. He was a huge reason the Adanacs made the playoffs and since arriving there, he has continued his scoring dominance in the postseason posting 6 goals and 4 assists in just 3 games.
The successful summer for Hickey has not gone unnoticed by the Vancouver Stealth’s coaching staff as Head Coach Chris Hall is happy to see his development,
“I think he has devoted a ton of time and effort into becoming a full time player in the league and I am really pleased with his progress this year. He has really seemed to flourish in the latter part of the season playing with the Coquitlam Adanacs.” Hickey doubled his season point’s totals from the last two years and he ended up ninth overall in WLA scoring this season.
When Hickey describes his recent success it’s pretty simple,
“First and foremost confidence. When I moved to Coquitlam it was my turn to step up and be the guy that’s going to put the ball in the net and I relished that role.”
Hickey hopes that his strong scoring abilities in the WLA season translate into the NLL as he wants to be consistent scorer,
“I’m going to be expected to come in and score goals and produce like I did this summer, that’s a standard I hold high for myself and I am going to keep.”
The 6 foot 2 forward had 4 goals in game 3 of the first round of WLA playoffs on Thursday (August 8), but in order for his team to win he knows some things have to improve,
“We have to finish a little bit better and were not scoring a lot of goals, we’ve averaged just under 7 goals a game.”
Hickey will try and keep his WLA team alive on Saturday as his Adanacs host the Thunder in Coquitlam for game 4 of their best of 7 series.