Briercrest's Ben Feere excels as a student and an athlete

Posted: January 9, 2016

Second year forward Ben Feere is following in the footsteps of many relatives in coming to Briercrest, and he is making his family proud as a student-athlete.

"My grandma went to Briercrest, my parents met here at the college and all of their siblings have been here," explained Feere. "So, coming and specifically playing for the Clipper hockey team has always been something I've wanted to do."

Ben is enrolled in Associate of Arts degrees in both Biblical Studies and Social Sciences. He plans to transfer into a pharmacy program in the future. Feere is a dedicated student and his academic achievements include making the dean's list.

He is glad to be part of the unique way sport is approached at Briercrest.

"The chance to play hockey and grow in my faith in this environment was too good to pass up,” he said. “Having a program with a higher purpose is rare in sports. To pour into the spiritual well-being of its players and its league is really something special."

A player with size and good hands, Feere points to this season's home opener in which he scored two goals in an electric atmosphere as one of his favourite moments with the team. Ben is also known for his exemplary sportsmanship, having amassed only 32 penalty minutes over four seasons in the ACAC and junior.

Briercrest is glad that Ben is carrying on his family's tradition here and wishes him every success in his future endeavours. 

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