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'This Is My Home Now': Lucas Brenton Reflects on Time in Moose Jaw

June 11, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
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Moose Jaw, Sask. - From a sixth-round pick to a key part of the Moose Jaw Warriors' 2024 Western Hockey League Championship season.

Lucas Brenton wrapped up his WHL career in style as he helped the Warriors to the organization's first Ed Chynoweth Cup.

"It feels unbelievable," he said. "Coming into this year, that's what our hopes and dreams were and to actually pull it off and be at this moment at the end, you couldn't feel more accomplished.

"Honestly, the five years I've had here, this is just the perfect ending."

For the first time in the modern era, the Warriors had all three 20-year-olds go from start-to-finish in their careers with the organization.

Brenton said he grew up during his time in Moose Jaw and it's a special place for him now.

"It means everything, this is my home now," he said. "I wouldn't have wanted to be any other place than here, the group of guys we had here, it's amazing and it was just the best time ever."

Known for his big, bruising style as a defenceman, Brenton took his game to another level during the Warriors' playoff run.

After posting one goal and 17 points in 68 games during the regular season, Brenton registered two goals and seven points in 20 playoff games.

The six-foot-four defenceman scored the biggest goal of his junior hockey career during the WHL Championship Series, opening the scoring in Game 3 to set the stage for the Warriors' overtime win.

"As the games went on, I obviously got more comfortable and felt great out there, I felt like I was playing some of my best hockey towards the end of the playoffs," Brenton said.

"It was a long playoff run, but I enjoyed every second of it, we were competing at a high level and playing some great hockey."

The Winnipeg product played 230 games for the Warriors over five seasons, finishing with seven goals and 53 points, while also adding 199 penalty minutes.

Brenton joined the Warriors for nine games during the 2019-20 season as a 16-year-old and then took on a full-time role during the Hub season in 2020-21, finishing with one goal and three points.

Brenton would play a key role for the Warriors over the next three seasons as the team worked to build its championship roster, finishing by playing in all-68 games in each of his final two seasons.

"Having these coaches working with you, I feel like everyday I put in the work and got better every season and you could see that on the ice," Brenton said.

Brenton was a part of the Warriors' core which played together from the Hub season on and grew into WHL champions.

He said the bond that has grown among that group is something that will last a lifetime.

"I've been with six or seven of the same guys since I was 16 years old," Brenton said. "They've become my brothers and are a part of my family now."

With his WHL career in the books, Brenton doesn't know what's next yet as he weighs his options at the pro level.

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