It wasn't the finish he wanted, but Ste. Rose's Kurtis Luke finished his Midget AAA hockey career this past Sunday when he and the Rangers dropped their season finale against Southwest.
"It was a sad finish for sure," said Luke. "Especially because we couldn't pull off a win on Friday or Sunday. But, looking back it was probably the best three years of my life."
Since his first season with the Midget Rangers in 2015-2016, Luke has got significantly better each season. In the 2015 season, Luke had two points in 35 games. The next season in 42 games, Luke had 37 points and the Ste. Rose native led the team this year with a breakout year, recording 67 points (30 goals).
"I've been more confident each season," said Luke. "That year with two points was tough, but it only helped me because now I know what it feels like to not produce, and produce."
Luke's rights were traded to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines earlier this season, where he ended up playing one game, but he's not sure where he will end up next season.
"If I get offers from out West, I would definitely look at them," said Luke. "But, Wayway looks like a good possibility."
Luke notes he's just glad he grew up in the Parkland area because he wouldn't want to play with any other team.