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Grady on Franche: “He’s our top defenseman”

#4 Matthieu Franche (Photo: Laurie Weir/Metroland)

Merrimack recruit Matthieu Franche, a ’99-born defenseman, competed with Team CCHL Red in this week’s Eastern Canada Cup, an all-star prospect tournament with teams from Jr. A leagues in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

Mark Grady, an assistant coach for CCHL Red and the head coach of the Smith Falls Bears, where Franche is a defenseman, commented on the tournament and Franche on Tuesday. CCHL Red fell in the semifinal of the tournament.

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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