NHL prospect reflects on time spent in Eastern Townships

By Michael Boriero - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
NHL prospect reflects on time spent in Eastern Townships
(Photo : Facebook /Chicoutimi Sagueneens)

Dawson Mercer was 14 years old when he uprooted his life, leaving the small town of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, to attend Bishop’s College School (BCS) and join their hockey program in the Eastern Townships.
He chose to leave his childhood home in order to gain much-needed exposure and prepare for the 2017 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft. It took some time to adjust to his new surroundings, especially dealing with an unfamiliar language.
“It was a big change, obviously, there were differences, you know, first time going to a private school and living in Quebec, a French-speaking environment; even though BCS is an English school you’re still in Quebec, so you hear it around,” said Mercer.

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