This past Tuesday, local-born Bobcat #12 Lukas Biensch returned to his former schools south of Lloydminster in Marsden and Neilburg, Saskatchewan, to read and speak with students as part of their annual Education Week. The 20 year old Bobcat forward was born and raised on a farm outside of Marsden, and was an elementary student at Marsden Jubilee School before heading to Neilburg Composite School for his high school years, where he graduated in June of 2012.
Lukas brought along fellow teammates #24 Eric Therrien and #33 Devin Green for the trip to both schools, and was thrilled with the opportunity to go read at the two schools he attended as a kid. “It was a very special feeling being able to go back to those schools. You can’t help but smile when you go back. It brought back a lot of great memories. It was a great day, and I’m glad I was able to give back to the communities that helped with my learning and upbringing,” said Lukas.
Now in his final year with the Bobcats, Lukas not only consumes his time with a demanding junior hockey schedule but also balances it with courses at Lakeland College. In his last season of junior hockey, he hopes to pass on a message about the importance of education. “I just try to be a positive role model and emphasize that to them hockey isn’t everything. They need to take school seriously.”
After spending a year in 2012-13 affiliated with the Bobcats through the Wainwright Jr. ‘B’ Bisons, Lukas joined the team full-time as a 19-year old forward for the 2013-14 season. In 79 career games with the team, Lukas has registered 10 goals and 21 assists for 31 career points. A popular community ambassador for the Bobcats, Lukas is also the team’s 2014-15 Acklands Grainger Point Man, raising $25 for the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation with each points he earns this season.
The Bobcats would like to thank Marsden Jubilee School and Neilburg Composite School for having our players out to read and speak with their students. Our hockey club is always happy to give back to the communities that played a big part in raising our players.