Dobberthien provides solid last line of defense to Briercrest hockey

Posted: January 9, 2015

It’s been great to have Connor Dobberthien back for his second season with the Briercrest hockey program. 

Wearing number 1, he has carried the bulk of work load in the pipes so far this season.   

It was a former alumni netminder, Shane Marsh, who told Connor about our hockey program and eventually led him to come to Briercrest.    

His favorite moment so far with the team was the team’s first win last season.  Though not expected to win, the boys came out on fire and posted a 3-2 win.   Making it extra special was being able to do it in front of many of his family and friends. 

Connor comments on the uniqueness of playing on this Briercrest team.

“We all work together and become a family like no other team I've been a part of,” he said. “We all have each other's backs and support one another no matter what the circumstances are. Of course, there are always battles on the ice, but we always move forward and instantly forget the issues once we step off the ice.”

It has been a great opportunity to tackle his business program here but the part that sets Briercrest apart is the special opportunity it has been for him to grow in and be stretched in his faith.

He desires to be a great teammate and bring a great attitude to the team. He strives to keep things light and have fun in the midst of the hard work and sacrifice that the team knows it will take to become successful.   He would love to be a part of bringing playoff hockey to the Briercrest program and give the fans something to really celebrate. 

“After I am done at Briercrest I hope to play professional hockey,” Dobberthien said. “After a few years of ‘Living the Dream’ I would like to start a business with my dad. Then after a little bit of success I hope to give back to my community by coaching hockey. Of course I'll be married and have a few beautiful children to carry on the Dobberthien legacy.”

Rumor has it that by “a few”, Connor means 12.