It has been a memorable start to the 2022-23 MJHL season for second-year Steelers forward, Lucas Brennan.
The 2004-born winger from Winnipeg reached the 20 goal mark in just 20 games and has been a dominating force with the Steelers during the first third of this season.
“For me, off season training has played a huge role in my season so far,” Brennan shared. “I think most of my success has come from the help of my teammates and making the most of my opportunities.”
Through 23 games, Brennan has certainly made the most of his opportunity as the shifty winger sits 3rd in league scoring with 20 goals and 16 assists for 36 points. He also carried an 11 game point streak in November, where he scored 16 goals and 6 assists.
If you ask Steelers Head Coach, Hudson Friesen, Brennan’s success hasn’t come as a surprise.
“I think if you look at Lucas’ game, he finished off the year last year very strong and he’s been able to bring that confidence into this season,” explained Friesen. “He’s been able to play with tremendous pace this year and has taken big strides with his skill development. His hard work day to day and over the off season has really paid off for him.”
That hard work paid off once again when Brennan announced his commitment to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for the Bemidji State University Beavers just hours after the MJHL Top Prospects Showcase ended.
“It was very exciting, Bemidji is a great school for academics and hockey,” Brennan said of his commitment. “I am very grateful for the opportunity and am excited for the future.”
“Lucas’ skating and his explosiveness makes him dynamic, he’s an elite thinker and the way he processes the game really sets him apart,” said Steelers Head Coach, Hudson Friesen. “Also with Lucas’ ability to move in tight spaces, change of direction and his lateral movement allow him to be a dynamic player shift to shift.”
Brennan and the Steelers currently sit 6th in the MGEU East, 9 points back of the 4th and final playoff spot in the division.