Epp focuses on bringing offensive leadership to Briercrest Hockey this semester

Posted: January 24, 2014

Taylor Epp, is thrilled to be playing once again for the Briercrest Clippers this season.

Epp, a third year Bachelor of Arts Business Administrative student, decided to return to Briercrest this year because of the positive, Christian atmosphere that he gets to play  in.

“It was the great atmosphere of the college and hockey program, and the fact that I could play for a high level hockey team in a Christian atmosphere, that brought me back to Briercrest,” he explained.

Epp’s offensive ability, which can be seen through his 26 points in his first season with Briercrest, has given him a position as an offensive leader on the team.

 “I think my biggest strength is my offensive ability, as I hope to help contribute offensively every night for the team,” he said.

“As a person, I hope to bring leadership as I am one of the older guys on the team and hopefully I can help keep things light in the dressing room.”

Epp said he works hard at whatever he does, whether it is academics or athletics.

“My goal as a student is to learn lots and do well in all my classes. My goal as an athlete would be similar. To work hard all the time and to help the team win games.”

One of Epp’s favourite moments at Briercrest was when the team was able to defeat the SAIT Trojans, one of the top ACAC teams, while being on SAIT turf.

Epp hopes to put his business degree to use after he completes his time at Briercrest and hopes to continue playing the game he loves.

“After Briercrest I would like to own a business. If nothing was holding me back I would like to be involved in hockey while making a living. This could be either coaching or playing,” he said.