Reid Humphrey attends Upper Canada College in Toronto’s Deer Park neighbourhood, but he was just named the athlete of the year in the city’s Leaside area.
“It’s a good feeling because I’ve played at Leaside since I was five,” Humphrey says of the honour.
The 16-year-old was the leading scorer in the Leaside Hockey Association for each of the past two seasons. He tallied 75 points in 36 games and was named team MVP of the Leaside Flame this past season.
Humphrey is a member of UCC’s varsity soccer team and this coming season will be his first with the school’s varsity hockey team. He was part of the U16 squad last year.
“I love him as a player and a young man,” says varsity coach Carl Beaudoin. “He displays a great deal of poise, intelligence and vision on the ice and is a fierce competitor.”
Humphrey feels that his best attribute on the ice is his “hockey IQ,” and the Grade 11 student hopes to put his athletic talent and intellect to good use once he graduates from UCC. He wants to study business and continue to play hockey, perhaps at Western University or Queen’s University.
“He has two years to get stronger and hopefully his game continues to develop,” Beaudoin says of Humphrey’s potential to play high-level university hockey.
Humphrey is spending six days a week on the ice preparing for the upcoming Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association season with the Blues and no longer plays for Leaside.
The son of Mark Humphrey and Stephanie Rallis also enjoys playing baseball and basketball. He attended Camp Olympia, a sports and leadership training camp in Huntsville, Ont., where he had the chance to train for and compete in a triathlon, among other activities. He’s also helping coach Leaside’s AA 10-year-old team.