Abbott brings tenacity and work ethic to Briercrest hockey team

Posted: October 11, 2014

Briercrest Hockey is proud to have Micah Abbott back for his second year of eligibility. Micah had a strong rookie season by being among the team leaders in points, +/-, and blocked shots. Micah’s fearless and tenacious style also placed him second on the team in penalty minutes.

Micah is currently undeclared but when asked about his future at Briercrest he said, “I hope to go into education next semester.”

After high school Briercrest was not even on Micah’s radar. Micah played junior hockey and slowly worked on his electrical apprenticeship for four years.

When asked about how he heard about Briercrest Micah referenced a relative.

“My cousin Kevin Olson went to Briercrest and told me about the school and the hockey program,” he explained. “But, after high school I chose to play junior hockey. In my last year of juniors Dalton Stoltz called me up and asked me to come out. That’s the short version of how I came here, however it was the people at Briercrest and the atmosphere of playing for a Christian hockey team that brought me back for a second year.”

When asked about what makes the team special this year Micah spoke highly of his teammates.

“The group of guys that play with me,” he said. “There is a lot of character and heart in that dressing room. Everyone has their own gifts and abilities that are God given, but we are one team who has bought into a system and we look forward to going far into playoffs this year. I know it is cliché and it gets used a lot, but this team is truly like a family.”

Micah brings an insatiable desire to win and a work ethic that inspires his teammates to bring their games to the next level. Micah’s strong will and determination to be the best is one of the greatest assets he brings to the hockey team.

Micah’s favorite moment at Briercrest happened in his rookie season, when Briercrest swept Grant MacEwen last year.

After Briercrest, Micah threw around some interesting ideas.

“I want to finish up my electrical apprenticeship and get my ticket at some point so I have it,” he said. “However, right after Briercrest I would like to try to play pro hockey somewhere for a year or two. After that, I think I want to move somewhere warm where I can ride my motorcycle year round and become an air traffic controller for the rest of my life.”

Micah played a pivotal role for Briercrest last season and we are excited to see what he will do for Briercrest on the ice this season.