19-year-old goaltender, Lucas Brine could make his professional debut this season with the Trade-Mart Dundee Stars and the young shot-stopper is hungry to prove he is ready for opportunity.

By Kris Smith

The British-born netminder has spent the past eight seasons playing in North America, working hard to continue his development and it has all led to now, where he has his first chance to play professional hockey.

Discussing that possibility, Lucas said: “I am super grateful for the opportunity and if I ever get a couple starts then I will make sure I do my best, I am looking forward to earning the opportunity.”

Stars Head Coach, Marc LeFebvre moved swiftly this summer to sign the Englishman and after signing Lucas, he said: “We are very excited to get a good, young goalie of Lucas’s pedigree.

“He has got great numbers from playing over in the junior leagues of North America and he has represented GB at Under 20’s level and had great success there.

“Checking with all my contacts over in North America in those leagues, people that I know, everything struck and from talking to the GB Under 20’s Coach, Martin Grubb as well, everything struck on that accord too.

“So, we are very excited to have him and after speaking to him on the phone, you can tell he is a very confident young man in his ability and we are looking forward to having him at the Stars.”

Brine has already been showing off just what he is capable of in the first few days of preseason camp, but also, he has begun soaking up the vast knowledge that his teammate and veteran goalie, Kevin Carr has to offer.

After completing day two of training camp, Lucas explained: “It has been fun, I feel like I am handling myself pretty well.

“Obviously these guys gave a lot of experience and guys like Kevin (Carr) have been really helpful and my roommates, Johnny (Walker) and (Kyle) Pouncy as well.

“Even just today after practice, me and Kevin were having a good talk about little adjustments in my game and he is a super knowledgeable guy.”

 

 

Brine also shared how he is settling in to his new surroundings, as he gets used to life as pro hockey player.

He added: “It has been really cool, I like the city so far, it is not too big, it is like the perfect size and we found a couple good restaurants and things so far.

“Also, the fans have been super cool, I have spoken to quite a few already and they were saying how much they like my pads, but everyone has just been super friendly.”

You can see Lucas and the rest of the team in action for the first time this weekend, as we face Fife Flyers in a double header of friendly matches, get your tickets HERE for Sunday’s home game, face-off 5pm.

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