Midway native Lucas Peters has been named top defenceman for the Grand Forks Border Bruins junior hockey team for this last season.
Bruins coach Matt Zamec says Peters really caught the attention of the Bruins organization about three years ago when he was playing major midget hockey with the Kootenay Ice. “He was only 16 at the time we had him as an affiliate player,” recalls Zamec, “which means he was playing with one of the younger teams and we would only have him up for a couple of games. I remember he came up for a game against Beaver Valley, which is one of the top teams in the league, and he was one of the best players on the ice for us.”
The following year they brought him on to the Bruins team full-time. “He’s been with us for the last two seasons and he’s just gotten better and better as time went on and as he got older and more experienced, more con dent his play just improved to a point where this season he was one of the reliable, steady guys on our back end. He’s just a great young man too. He’s just a very positive person—very likable. In the dressing room he doesn’t get rattled or negative or derailed no matter how things are going. He is a very positive force on the bench and in the dressing room. A very solid person to have as part of the team.”
Lucas has another year of eligibility in junior hockey. He is undecided right now whether to return for another year of hockey or to move on to the University of Calgary where he plans to study finance. “Obviously if we could have a player of that calibre back for next season we’d love to have him back,” Zamec told the Times. “If he chooses to move on then we wish him all the best, but if he chooses to return we would be ecstatic to have him back.”