Brent’s Ice Hockey Career
Brent played his high school hockey at the well known Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Sask, that has produced hundreds of NHL names such as Vincent Lecavalier, Rod Brind’Amour and 2003/04 NHL play off MVP Brad Richards.
After a 4 year spell Brent then attended the University of North Dakota on a full scholarship and was drafted by the Montreal Canadians in the 4th round 78th pick overall.
While at North Dakota he won a college Division 1 National Championship playing alongside Eddie Belfour, Murray Baron and Tony Hrkac and many other notable players.
After a successful 4 years at North Dakota Brent signed his first pro contract with Montreal and played for their AHL Fredericton farm team. Brent also played for the Albany Choppers in the IHL and had spells with Charlotte Checkers, Detroit Falcons and 2 separate spellls with the Canadian National Team.
In 1994 Brent was offered a contract to play for the Peterborough Pirates in the UK. He spent 2 seasons there before moving on to play in the inaugural season of the UK Superleague with the Nottingham Panthers.
He spent the next 4 seasons there winning the Benson and Hedges Cup twice, finalists in 2 play off series and 2 Challenge Cups, and also played for the GB team.
Brent then moved to arch rivals Sheffield Steelers and played the next 5 years collecting silverware with the Steelers. During this time Brent won :-
- the Benson and Hedges Cup
- 2 Challenge Cups
- 2 play off championships
Brent was granted a testimonial season while in Sheffield in 04-05, and finally hung up his skates at the end of that season.
Brents playing stats are here
As a multi-trophy winner Brent puts a lot of his success down to his best attribute his skating !
Brent’s Roller Hockey Career
Brent was originally drafted by the Vancouver VooDoo and played his first season successfully with them acquiring some great stats in the process. The following season Brent was traded to the Orlando Rollergators where he went on to lead his team in points and was selected to play in the All Star team for the Eastern Conference which was played in St. Louis at the famous Kiel Center.
In the All Star weekend Brent took part in the skills competition and won the fastest skater section. The following season the Rollergators were sold and became the Orlando Jackals. What a season that would be, as that 1996 team went on to be crowned the Roller Hockey International World Champions.