Syrenne completes five years of hard working hockey

Posted: February 18, 2017

The Briercrest Clippers are proud to have had fifth-year forward Luke Syrenne as part of its hockey program. The Spalding, Saskatchewan product exemplifies the commitment and dedication required for a group of athletes to successfully mesh together. Luke has filled every role asked of him throughout his tenure, and can be relied on to play his fearless, hard-working style every shift.

Luke is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, and he has valued not only the education received here at Briercrest but the student-athlete experience as a whole. "I really appreciate the people I have met and the relationships in my time at Briercrest," says Luke. "I appreciate the way the school pushes its students into developing these relationships." 

Luke began his time at Briercrest in 2012/2013 when the hockey program was in a period of transition. His dedication and team-first mentality were important contributions that season and throughout his tenure with the team, and have left an impression. "Luke and I became good friends through business classes, but also through the same path we had to take to get on the ice every weekend," says longtime teammate Brennan Gasmo. "Luke didn't know a 'give up' attitude, which is what I think I respected more about him. He was the type of guy that would do anything for the boys, and the boys respected him and had his back because he gave the team everything he had. I see Luke being very successful in the future..."

Luke's favourite hockey memory occurred in his first season when the team defeated the Keyano Huskies for their first win of the season. Known for his persistence, he has parlayed his honest effort and hard-working style into a career of almost 100 games, more than almost any other active player. Luke has been a credit to Briercrest's hockey program and we wish him every success in his future endeavours.