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Cobras Alumni

Some of the greats that have played for the Eastern Ontario Cobras over the past 25 years. 

Ryan Steeves

Ryan Steeves will serve as Team Captain for Cobras Maroon in the 25th anniversary Alumni Game.

Ryan was born in 1982. After his minor hockey career with the Cobras, Ryan joined the Ottawa Jr Sens of the CCHL and played 106 games, accumulating 104 points.  Ryan then went to Yale University of the NCAA where he recorded 91 points in 117 games over 4 seasons.

Ryan was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 2002 and went on to play in the AHL for the Hershey Bears, Lowell Lock Monsters and Albany River Rats.

Ryan now calls Ottawa home and coaches the rival Ottawa Sting but he is still a Cobra at heart!

Martin Beaulne

Martin Beaulne will serve as Team Captain for Cobras White in the 25th anniversary Alumni Game.

Martin is often referred to as "Coach Marty" due to being a favorite amongst the kids he coaches. He followed up his Cobras career by joining his hometown Hawkesbury Hawks of the CJHL (now CCHL). Marty quickly became a fan favorite and leader on the team. 

Martin’s career with the Hawks included a league championship and a trip to the National Championship.

In 5 full seasons and 235 games played with the Hawks, Marty put up 234 points and 400 penalty minutes.

Marty followed up his Junior career with a few professional seasons before moving on to coaching.


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Martin St. Pierre

Martin St-Pierre, from Embrun Ontario was a member of the very strong 1983 year of birth Cobras Class.  Martin transitioned from the Cobras to the Hawkesbury Hawks of the CJHL (CCHL) where he scored an impressive 30 goals and 45 assists in 55 games as a 16 year old.  
St-Pierre then joined the Guelph Storm of the OHL and quickly become a leader on and off the ice, serving as assistant captain and captain in his final season.  Martin helped the Guelph Storm take two trips to the Memorial Cup.  Martin played a total of 257 regular games in the OHL and scored a 320 points, he also added 63 points in 46 playoff games.  These impressive stats helped Martin collect many awards while playing in the OHL.  
St-Pierre then began an impressive professional career which included 576 points in 587 AHL games, 130 points in 241 KHL games and 8 points in 39 NHL games.  Martin also had the opportunity to play in several professional leagues across North America and Europe.  Martin also gained in Kazakhstan citizenship and played internationally for his adoptive country.

Martin Frechette

Martin Frechette, born in 1997, hailing from Rockland was a proud Cobra before graduating to the Wild. He was an impressive player with the AAA Wild, especially at u16 when he tallied 88 points in 48 games.  Frechette then made the move to the Cumberland Grads of the CCHL amassing 180 points in 219 career games and serving as alternate captain for two seasons.

Martin then made his way to the NCAA’s University of Vermont, the same NCAA school that produced players such as Martin St-Louis and many other NHL players.

Frechette played two seasons for Vermont before returning home to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees.
Always a proud Cobra, Martin comes from a hockey family with his father Luc being an accomplished CJHL scorer and Gee-Gee’s alumni as well.
Martin Frechette will be playing for Team Cobras White at the Alumni game.

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Lou Dickenson

Lou Dickenson, hailing from Orleans was one of the original Cobras when District 3 was awarded a AA Minor Hockey Association.  Lou played in the powerhouse 1982 year of birth class.  Lou was a dominant performer on a dominant AA team.
Lou was drafted to the OHL’s Mississauga IceDogs for the inaugural season under owner Don Cherry.  Lou broke into the OHL with back to back 46 points seasons before being traded to London, Kingston and Guelph before getting the chance to finish his last OHL season with the hometown Ottawa 67’s.  It is with this team that Lou played an important role in a long playoff run, tallying 14 points in 23 playoff games before losing in the OHL finals to the Kitchener Rangers and their leader, Cobras alumni Derek Roy.
Lou, a 4th round draft of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers took his talent to the American Hockey League as well as the ECHL before heading over to Europe and having a great career over there.  Lou retired form professional hockey in 2017.
Although a Cobra at heart, Lou coaches the rival Gloucester Rangers U10A.  On November 4th, Lou will be coaching the Rangers and then playing for Cobras team Maroon in the alumni game where he will be joining past Cobras teammates Steeves, Lamarche, Roy and Deslauriers.

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Andre Benoit

Andre Benoit, born in 1984, hailing from St-Albert had an impressive Cobras career which was capped off by playing up a year in order to help the 1983 born Cobras in winning the OHL Cup in 1999.

Following this championship season, Andre played one year of Jr A hockey before joining Derek Roy and the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers.

Andre was a key blueliner with the Rangers in their league championship and Memorial Cup championships. Andre totaled 299 points in 324 OHL contests and 38 points in 45 playoff games for the Kitchener Rangers.  These would be impressive numbers for any player but Andre played defense.

Following an amazing OHL career, Andre spent some time perfecting his professional game in the AHL and in Europe before getting his break with the Ottawa Senators of the NHL.  Benoit went on to play 181 NHL regular season games with the Senators, Avalanche, Sabres and Blues. Andre also added 441 AHL games and many professional games in Europe.

Andre Benoit is one of a few Cobras to have played on the ultimate stage, a tremendous example of hard work, perseverance and dedication. Andre represents what it means to be a Cobra.

Andre may be suiting up for Cobras team Maroon in the alumni game.

Derek Roy

Derek Roy, born in 1983, a Clarence minor hockey product, left is mark as a Cobra by scoring a staggering 92 points in 34 contests and added another 14 points in 6 OHL cup games while leading his team to the Provincial Championship.
Derek then made the jump directly from the Cobras to the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers where he scored 87 points in 66 games, earning him the prestigious OHL Rookie of the year award. Derek then went on to lead the Rangers for 3 more seasons which culminated in a Memorial Cup win for Captain Roy.  In 242 OHL regular season games, Derek scored a whopping 335 points and added 40 points in 30 playoff games. His OHL career same with the following accolades (source: Elite Prospects):

  • 1999-2000
  • CHL All-Rookie Team
  • CHL Plus/Minus Award
  • OHL First All-Rookie Team
  • OHL Most Assists by Rookie (53)
  • OHL Most Points by Rookie (87)
  • OHL Rookie of the Year (Emms Family Award)
  • 2000-2001
  • CHL Top Prospects Game
  • JWC-18 Champion
  • 2002-2003
  • CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team
  • CHL Memorial Cup Champion
  • CHL Memorial Cup Most Valuable Player (Stafford Smythe Trophy)
  • OHL Champion
  • OHL Playoffs Most Assists (23)
  • OHL Playoffs MVP (Wayne Gretzky 99 Award)
  • U20 WJC Best Face-Off Percentage (71.95%)
  • U20 WJC Silver Medal
Derek also represented Canada at the 2003 World Junior Hockey Championships helping his team win Silver while playing with many future NHL mainstays.

Derek was drafted 32nd overall in 2001 by the Buffalo Sabres.

Derek began his professional career with the Rochester Americans where he totaled 107 points in 101 contests  and 25 points in 25 playoff games before becoming an NHL star.

Derek played 11 seasons in the NHL totaling 738 games most notably with the Buffalo Sabres where he served as alternate captain but also with the Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks , St-Louis Blues, Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers.  Roy retired from the NHL with 524 points.

Derek then took his game to Europe which highlights include a Spengler Cup win and a Swiss League Championship.

At the end of his career, Derek had the chance to represent Canada at the 2018 Olympic Games and returned home with a bronze Medal around this neck.

For those counting, Derek Roy accumulated the following championships:

  • OHL Cup Championship with the Cobras
  • OHL League Championship with the Kitchener Rangers
  • Memorial Cup Championship with the Kitchener Rangers
  • World Junior Championship Silver medal with Canada
  • Mens World Championship Silver medals (2)
  • Spengler Cup with Canada
  • Swiss League Championship
  • Olympic Games Bronze medal with Canada.
Derek was a proven winner with an exceptional work ethic and embodied everything it means to be a Cobra.  Derek may make an appearance with Team Maroon at the Cobras Alumni game.


​​​​​​​Jacob Laliberte

Jacob Laliberte, born in 1990 and a Rockland product left his mark with the Cobras before jumping directly from U16AA to the CJHL (CCHL).

Jacob joined the Hawkesbury Hawks and played parts of 3 seasons with the Hawks scoring at an alarming rate and totaling 143 points in 136 games before being traded to Pembroke for a quick 10 games and 18 points with the Lumber Kings. Laliberte was then traded to the Cornwall Colts where he exploded for 272 points in 130 games. Jacob totaled 433 points in 276 regular season games and added another 58 points in 55 career playoff games. Jacob is ranked 3rd all time in CJHL (CCHL) scoring.
Laliberte then headed south on a full scholarship to RPI (Rensselaer Polytech Institute), a prestigious NCAA school. Jacob played 4 full seasons at RPI totaling 87 points in 138 games. Jacob then took his game to the European professional ranks, then returning home and coaching HEO U18.

The Cobras are very proud to call Jacob an alumni and he will be playing for Cobras White at the alumni game.